Congratulations to Chuck Childs, who received the 2012 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award from the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres.
Chuck is GM of Centaur Theatre Company, not to mention a founding member and current president of ELAN Quebec Board of Directors.
The award was announced at a ceremony last night in Grand Bend, ON, as part of the annual PACT Conference.
From Oyé Times:
"... The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is proud to present the fifth annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award to Chuck Childs.
Chuck Childs is a production manager and arts administrator who has worked in the Canadian Theatre community for over thirty years. A graduate of the inaugural Ryerson College Theatre program, Chuck then returned to his hometown of Montréal, where he was Production Manager at the Centaur Theatre Company for thirteen seasons before becoming General Manager. A stalwart supporter of both the Canadian theatre community and of PACT, Chuck has chaired PACT committees and negotiating teams and had been called upon to serve as interim treasurer numerous times. In 2005 Chuck helped establish the English Language Arts Network an organization supporting and promoting English-language Artists in Quebec in all disciplines, and is currently serving his second term as President. Chuck has also shared his invaluable knowledge and experience teaching production management at the National Theatre School and lecturing at McGill University and Concordia University, and is frequently consulted by emerging General Managers across the country.
In making the Award, the selection panel cited Chuck's outstanding contribution to Canadian theatre, particularly his long-term commitment both to English-speaking theatre in Québec as well as to the Canadian theatre community as a whole. Chuck is well known for his passion and optimism, and for the ways in which he moves the theatre community forward. He is a mentor and confidante to theatre professionals across the country, and his longevity in the theatre industry is something his peers and colleagues admire.
Chuck was surprised and flattered to receive this recognition: "To receive an award which was created by this organization to recognize Mallory, whom I have known and hugely respected for over 30 years, is truly an honour. There is nothing so rewarding as receiving recognition from your peers."
The $5000 award includes a $1000 portion presented to a protégé chosen by the Award winner, underlining the importance of skills and knowledge transmission in leadership building. ..."
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