Cayle Awards 2020 Winners Announced
The Equity Showcase/Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund is proud to announce the winners for the 9th annual Cayle Chernin Awards.
During Kate’s 19-hour flight to Thailand, following her fathers’ death, we oscillate between present time and Kate’s childhood. We follow Body, a character representing both the “Kates” and the elephant, as Kate faces her abuse history and the familial denial of their Métis roots, their lost French culture and language and religion as a shield between secrets and truths.
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Jo, a closeted black attorney, is struggling with the rape and unexpected pregnancy of her white partner Frances. When Frances dies unexpectedly during childbirth, Jo must search within to come to terms with her own sexuality, and her humanity, before seeking custody of their newborn son.
The 2020-2021 Woman of the Year Cayle Award goes to… Wendy Crewson.
Huge shout out and all the best to our outstanding 2020 finalists:
Ellen Denny, Jennifer Wigmore, Radha S. Menon, Mikaela Davies, and Genevieve Fontaine.
Read more about the 2020 finalists and their projects: http://caylecherninaward.ca/2020-finalists
COVID 19: As a result of the pandemic the Cayle Awards were postponed to October and have now been cancelled.
The ES/CC Awards were to be hosted by the inimitable duo of David Gale and Teresa Tova with the piano stylings of Randy Vancourt. We miss you! May 2021!
The 2nd ES/CC Awards Woman of the Year was to be presented to international actress/activist Wendy Crewson. Next Year! May 2021!
A virtual meeting will be held on the 30th of May with the Recipients to exchange congratulations, contracts, money, and work out details for the year.
Finalists will receive their official Certificates, Recipients the Cayle Award Statue, at the 10th Cayle Awards (TIN Anniversary, strength, and resiliency) in May of 2021, making for a big Combo Celebro in 2021!
Thank you to all those who applied for the 2020 Cayle Chernin Awards.
Strength and Resiliency!
We are grateful for the support past, present and future from our donors, sponsors and businesses particularly Robin Pascoe, AFBS, William F. White, Dazmo Camera, ACTRA Toronto, Bains Partners LLP, and Entreprises Vidéo Service in Montreal, continuing to provide resources and encouragement to women in the performing arts.