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The Rhonda Payne Theatre Award

The Rhonda Payne Theatre Award honours the memory of actor, writer and director Rhonda Payne. The award assists women theatre artists in Newfoundland and Labrador who are struggling to achieve their goals as actors or writers and comes with a $500 cash award.

The Rhonda Payne Theatre Award is managed by ArtsNL. All female applicants to ArtsNL’s Professional Project Grants Program in the theatre category are considered for the annual award. The winner is chosen by the peer assessment committee for theatre during the fall granting session.

Rhonda Payne initiated the award by dedicating royalties from the production and publication of her works to a fund that assists women working in the Newfoundland and Labrador theatre community. After her death in 2002, Rhonda’s father, Rod Payne, established the Rhonda Payne Memorial Fund. Donations to the Memorial Fund can be made at TD Canada Trust, St. John’s Place, 140 Water Street, St. John’s, NL.