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Robert Merritt Awards

20th Anniversary Celebration

April 11, 2022, McInnes Room, 
Dalhousie University Student Union


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$30 for TNS members

$35 for Non-TNS members

$300 for table of 10

Schedule of events:

7:00 p.m. - Doors Open &
Emerging Artist Showcase

7:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony

10:00 p.m. - After-party

Tickets for the awards show are open to the public and
include entrance to the Emerging Artist Showcase, Ceremony, and After-Party
Cash Bar

Masks are encouraged
ASL Interpretation provided
Wheelchair friendly venue
Full event ends by midnight

ASL Interpretation ProvidedWheelchair friendly venue

 About the Awards

The Merritt Awards celebrate Nova Scotia’s outstanding talent in the theatre industry. Named for the late Dalhousie Theatre professor, Robert Merritt, the awards were established in 2002 and annually highlight the wealth and calibre of theatre creation and production in the province.

Professional productions are juried throughout the year, and exceptional performances, direction, design and more are honoured the following March.

The event also features special presentations: Theatre Nova Scotia Legacy Award, Volunteer Award, TNS Scholarship, Neptune's Wes Daniels Design Award and the Neptune Chrysalis Emerging Artist Award.


The Emerging Artist Showcase:
“Process” will be featuring the works of a variety of Nova Scotian Emerging Artists curated by the Associate Merritt Producer, Stevey Hunter. Before the ceremony, we’ll be inviting folks to check out the installation that will feature costumes, set designs, sound, digital performance, and more that highlight the emerging talent in our theatre community.



2022 Cast & Crew

Merritt Producer: Ken Schwartz

Merritt Associate Producer: Stevey Hunter

Stage Manager: Robin Munro*

Voice of God: Maddie Trench

Event DJ: DJ Douvet

Projections: Christian Hansen

ASL Interpreters: Mae Striteman & Tyler Megarry

The Merritt Awards Ceremony is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.

Event Partner

  Support for Culture



Education through the Arts


Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival


Celebrating Nova Scotia's theatre talent

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