The Reg Skene Award for Emerging Theatre Artist

*Please note that the Reg Skene Award is presently on hiatus*

Professor Reg Skene led the University of Winnipeg’s theatre department from one course offered in 1965, to a four-year honours program with its own theatre complex and production facilities. Over the years, Reg taught many students who remained in Manitoba, became established theatre artists, and helped form the core of today’s Winnipeg theatre community. His passion and wisdom continue to nurture theatre in our province. This Emerging Theatre Artist award, which includes a trophy and $500.00, reflects his invaluable and ongoing contribution to the theatrical arts in our city. The award is presented to a promising playwright, actor, and director in a three-year cycle, which began in 2014 with a playwright.

Reg Skene

Eligibility: Applicants must regard Manitoba as their place of residence, and must work in English or French. Further eligibility and application requirements are specific to the each year's award. Details are included with the annual call for applications.  


2021 - Award postponed due to COVID-19

2020 - Award postponed due to COVID-19

2019 - Gislina Patterson, directing

2018 - Melissa Langdon, acting

2017 - Frances Koncan, playwrighting

2016 - Kelly Rae Jenken, directing

2015- Alissa Watson, acting

2014 - Kevin Klassen, playwrighting