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Montreal English Critics Circle Awards (MECCA) are presented every autumn for the best English-language productions in Montreal. Recipients are chosen by Montreal critics and journalists. The awards were established in 1998 by theatre critics Gaëtan Charlebois and Myron Galloway.

Non-monetary awards are presented in eleven categories: Production, best actor, actress, new play, ensemble cast, productions outside of Montreal, set design, costume design, lighting, and sound.

Since 2006, the awards are presented at a gala. Every year, two additional surprise categories are announced: The Revelation Award, presented to individuals or organizations for their innovative work; and the Myron Galloway Award for Distinction, presented to individuals or organizations for significant contributions to theatre in Montreal.

Among winners are Black Theatre Workshop (Best Ensemble Cast for A Common Man’s Guide to Loving Women by Andrew Moodie (2003), and Best Director for Richard Donat (Wade in the Water by George Elroy Boyd, 2004); Dominic Champagne, François Archambault, René Cyr, Martin Faucher.

Source: Parie Leung, L’Encyclopédie Canadienne

Last updated 2013-02-20