Outstanding Stage Manager and Outstanding Technician Awards

Theatre Nova Scotia Stage Manager and Technician Merritt Awards recognize outstanding work on professional productions in Nova Scotia in the areas of stage management and technical production. The winner(s) will be announced at the annual Robert Merritt Awards. Nominations are accepted from individual members and Professional Theatre organizations. Nominators should address how a nominee contributed to the success of a production.

Nomination forms here

Application Deadline:  March 1 is the annual deadline

Send nominations to submissions[at]theatrens.ca or by mail/drop-off to:

Theatre Nova Scotia office

1113 Marginal Road

Halifax, NS  B3H 4P7

FAST FACTS about the Outstanding SM and Technician Awards:

  • Contrary to popular belief, these awards are NOT a one-time honour! Actors, Directors, and everyone else is eligible to win a Merritt for every show they work on, and SM and techs are no exception.
  • Anyone who worked on a professional TNS member production is eligible to submit a nomination. It does not need to come from the Producer/Producing Company. Directors, ASMs, fellow technicians, crew members, cast members, and even administrators can write and submit nominations.
  • The production for which the SM/Tech is being recognized needs to have been produced by a professional TNS member company in good standing during the previous calendar year. Not sure if the show is eligible? Email TNS and ask!



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