The Gina Wilkinson Prize

by Lynn on March 3, 2022

in The Passionate Playgoer

Gina Wilkinson was a wonderful actress and a fantastic director whose life was cut short by cancer. Her first few productions that she directed indicated the blazing talent she had for the craft of directing. This worthy award is a wonderful way of carrying on Gina’s legacy by offering women who want to direct the financial support that is needed. I heartily support this fundraising endeavor. Lynn Slotkin

The Gina Wilkinson Prize 
Honouring Women Theatre Artists
10th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign 
By contributing a donation, your gift will go twice as far to support the future of Gina’s Prize. 

Every donation made until March 10, 2022 will be matched dollar for dollar up to 20k by generous donors Debbie Gray and The Kingfisher Foundation.

While we are making progress, the theatre sector does not afford equal opportunity to women directors, and Gina’s Prize honours and amplifies women theatre artists across the country who are leading the way. Read about the impact on past prize recipients at

Gina’s Prize pays tribute to Gina Wilkinson, a daring, strong, inventive theatre actor/director/playwright who passed away in 2010. Gina’s dedication, vision and indomitable spirit imbued her work and life. Her prize is awarded annually to an inspirational woman theatre artist with a demonstrated body of work who is recognized by their communities for their practice, leadership and dedication to their craft. In the spirit of Gina’s appetite for life, the prize is a gift to be used in any way the recipients choose. 

Established in 2011, the prize fund was built through the generous donations of many friends and colleagues from theatre communities across the country. It started as a 1k prize and has grown over ten years to a 10k recipient prize that also honours 2 shortlisted artists.

Your support at this time will ensure the prize’s longevity. More women artists will be honoured and encouraged for years to come.

The fund is managed by the Ontario Arts Foundation and your donation can be made by clicking on the button below.
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