The Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design
The Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design was established in 2006 by the late Dr. Virginia S. Cooper of Toronto. An annual award meant to be given “for the love of creation,” it is intended to enrich the careers of professional mid-career Canadian costume designers in Ontario through research and travel.
Dr. Cooper had a keen interest in the performing arts, particularly in costume design, and served as a director of the Tarragon Theatre. She was a charter member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and active in its activities.
2017 Tamara Marie Kucheran
| Intimate Apparel, written by Lynn Nottage, directed by Philip Akin, Obsidian Theatre (2007-2008)
Mayme: Lisa Berry (foreground), Esther: Raven Dauda (background)
Set and Costume Design: Tamara Marie Kucheran
Lighting Design: Renee Brode
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.