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A portrait of Mi'kmaw poet Rita Joe by Jo Napier.

March 15, 2021

The Rita Joe Canadian Playwriting Award

As part of our bold Radical Access program, the Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney, NS is proud to launch a new national award for Canadian BIPOC playwrights, named after Rita Joe, one of the most esteemed writers of Cape Breton Isand/Unama’ki. 

Our 2021 winner will receive a $10,000 commission towards the writing of a new play or musical as well as dramaturgical and workshop support from the Highland Arts Theatre as part of our 2021 Playwrights Unit. 

All prizes and programming have been made possible through the HAT’s Radical Access Program, funded by the donations of thousands of supporters from across North America.

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