2016-17 METAs nominees to be announced live from Monument-National September 6th

Nominees to be announced Sep. 6th; Awards Ceremony to take place Oct. 23rd

The greatest awards ceremony in Montreal English theatre is soon upon us! Join the Montreal English Theatre Awards Committee for a 5 à 7 on September 6th, 2017 to celebrate the METAs Nominees for the 2016-2017 season.

All categories will be announced at 5:30 PM on September 6th live from Monument-National (1182, boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, H2X 2S5). Doors open at 5:00 PM. The complete list of nominees will be published following the announcement.

Entry to the nomination announcement event at Monument-National on September 6th is free and open to the general public. Tickets to the official awards ceremony on October 23rd, 2017 at the Rialto Theatre (also open to the public) will go on sale soon.

Nominees Announcement (Sep. 6) Facebook Event Page
The 5th Annual METAs Ceremony (Oct. 23) Facebook Event Page


Award Categories

Juried awards given out each season out include:

Outstanding Lead Performance – Actor
Outstanding Lead Performance – Actress
Outstanding Supporting Performance – Actor
Outstanding Supporting Performance – Actress
Outstanding Ensemble
Outstanding Direction
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Sound Design or Composition
Outstanding Contribution to Theatre
Outstanding Independent Production
Outstanding PACT Production
Outstanding Emerging Artist(s) – Performance
Outstanding Emerging Artist(s) – Production

Outstanding New Text (Original or Adaptation)
Outstanding New Translation

Outstanding Community Production

Special Awards
In order to acknowledge the variety and unpredictability of talents in Montreal English Theatre, the METAC and Jury reserve the right to create special awards in any given year, highlighting the specific elements they feel merit recognition.

Honorary Awards
For more information on the METAs’ Honorary Awards, please visit this page.


The Montreal English Theatre Awards — METAs — are a set of peer-juried awards established to: recognize and celebrate outstanding artistic work in Montreal’s English Theatre; promote professional and emerging English theatre artists and companies in Montreal, and heighten their visibility, both regionally and beyond; elevate the level of critical discourse about theatre in Montreal, amongst artists and with the community at large.

The METAs are managed by a volunteer committee (the METAC) of active professionals from various theatre disciplines, who oversee the running of the Awards and ensure the METAs integrity as a project “by the community and for the community”.

The METAs were created in 2012, with support from the Quebec Drama Federation, its founding partner.


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