Robert Merritt Awards
20th Anniversary Celebration
April 11, 2022, McInnes Room,
Dalhousie University Student Union
To join our live stream celebration, click here!
Tickets for the awards show are open to the public and
include entrance to the Emerging Artist Showcase, Ceremony, and After-Party
Masks are encouraged
ASL Interpretation provided
Wheelchair friendly venue
Full event ends by midnight
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