The Patrick Conner Award 2013

Theatre Rusticle is pleased to announce The Patrick Conner Award. The award honours long-time collaborator Patrick Conner and seeks to carve a space for us to acknowledge the costs of integrity, honesty, generosity and belief .

The award straddles and unifies two worlds that were essential to  Patrick ~ theatre and a sustainable world of green living. This annual award honours two individuals with a cash prize of $2500 each.

The deadline for application is May 15th, 2013 and the award will be presented in Summer 2013.

To apply, applicants must submit:

  • a single page (1 page) statement outlining why you are deserving of the award.
  • * a half page outline about a community engagement project, art piece or community action that has inspired you.
  • a memento or researched finding about Patrick Conner that has inspired the application or call to action.
  • a CV/resume.two (2) supporting letters.

Applications will be accepted by email only to Please do not send more material than has been requested.

Applications are encouraged from individuals from the areas of the performing arts and sustainable/green living.

Applications received after May 15th will not be accepted.

Successful applicants will be notified no later than three months after the submission deadline.

The inaugural awards committee members: Andrew Arnold, Franco Boni, Michael Catlin, Derrick Chua, Jon Kaplan, Maureen Kirkpatrick, Allyson McMackon, Sarah Garton Stanley.

For more information, please contact or


Be Part of Patrick’s Legacy

To help ensure the longevity of the Patrick Conner Award, please make a donation. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for your contribution and you will be helping us bring big ideas and individuals together.

To donate to the award, cheques may be made payable to:

Theatre Rusticle * 121 1/2 Rusholme Rd. # 2 * Toronto, ON M6H 2Y6

or donate online through Canada Helps

The Patrick Conner Award is generously supported by: 

David Bennett, Franco Boni, Beatrice Campbell, Michael Catlin, R.Kelly Clipperton, The Conner Family, Lynne Garret, Anne Hardcastle, Michael Healy, Mary Lou Morgan, Kathleen Peets, Michelle Ramsay, Todd Sherman, Lucy Sharratt, Stephen Skrilic, Paul & Nancy Smolkin, Sarah Garton Stanley.

Patrick Conner & Matthew Romantini in Theatre Rusticle’s “April 14, 1912” at Magnetic North Theatre Festival 2008


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