The Chris Johnson Award for Best New Play by a Manitoba Playwright, 2017/2018

May 6, 2019 | MAP News

Congratulations to Ginny Collins/The Flats!

The Chris Johnson Award, established in 2014 and named for Dr. Chris Johnson, Professor of Theatre (ret.), University of Manitoba, honours the best new play either produced or published by a Manitoba Playwright. The award follows a two year cycle.

The winner of the 2017/2018 award, announced at the Manitoba Book Awards on May 3rd, 2019, is The Flats, written by Ginny Collins.  

A hearty congratulations to Ginny and the producing theatres, Cercle Moliere and Prairie Theatre Exchange, and to all the short-listed plays and playwrights.  

For a complete list of all the Manitoba Book Awards winners and nominees, please visit