Gina Wilkinson Prize for an Emerging Female Director

Gina Wilkinson was a prolific actor/playwright and a stage director in constant demand.  Her sudden passing was a great loss to her family, friends and the theatre community who cherished her joy, energy, and great lust for life. 

In memory of Gina’s great talent and in celebration of her life, the Gina Wilkinson Prize for an Emerging Female Director has been established. An award is to be given annually, offering financial support to the next generation of female theatre directors.



Current Recipient
2017   Kimberley Rampersad

Kimberley Rampersad, winner of the 2017 Gina Wilkinson Prize
for an Emerging Female Director 

Past Recipients
2016  Kelli Fox
2015  Valerie Planche
2014  Christine Brubaker
2013  Krista Jackson

2012  Ann-Marie Kerr


Award and Application Details
Award and Application Details

News Releases 
Kimberley Rampersad awarded Gina' Prize for 2017   March 10, 2017
Nominations for annual Gina Wilkinson Prize now being accepted   October 21, 2015




Donor Testimonial:
Wuchien Michael Than

Persistence and Passion:  A Donor's Story

The Wuchien Michael Than Foundation Fund was established by Michael Than in partnership with the Ontario Arts Foundation in 2013. Funding began in 2013 and contributions continue to grow the fund and support a granting program. Michael Than created the Fund to help create opportunities for the creation, development of Asian-Canadian theatre and to develop new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights.


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