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June 4, 2021

The Syd & Shirley Banks Prize

Toronto’s Musical Stage Company is seeking submissions for the annual Syd & Shirley Banks Prize for Emerging Musical Theatre Artists. The Banks Prize generously provides two musical theatre artists the opportunity to advance their careers through financial assistance, mentorship, and increased exposure.

This annual opportunity is open to musical theatre artists under 30 years of age who are under-exposed in Toronto and its surrounding areas. The Syd & Shirley Banks Prize for Emerging Musical Theatre Artists generously provides two musical theatre artists the opportunity to advance their careers through financial assistance, mentorship, and increased exposure.

Accessibility

We are actively seeking submissions from actors of all backgrounds, abilities, and ethnicities as we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within this selection process. We especially encourage folx who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S+, d/Deaf, Mad, Disabled/People with Disabilities, and/or Neurodiverse to submit.