Nominations announced for the 43rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards

May 29, 2023

At a press conference held on May 29, 2023 at the beautiful Meridian Hall in downtown Toronto, ON., the Toronto Alliance for the  Performing Arts (TAPA) announced the 228 nominations for the 43rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in professional theatre, dance and opera in Toronto for the 2022-2023 season.  During the live event, the recipient of the Province of Ontario’s Pauline McGibbon Award was also announced.

Among the announced nominations in the Dance division, The Magic of Assembly by Toronto Dance Theatre received 5 nominations. These nominations include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Original Choreography to Ashley “Colours” Perez and Andrew Tay, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble to The Ensemble of Yuichiro Inoue, Peter Kelly, Megumi Kokuba, Ryan Kostyniuk, Erin Poole, Devon Snell, Roberto Soria and Siwar Soria, Outstanding Original Sound Composition to LAL and Outstanding Achievement in Design to Angela Cabrera (costume).

Homelands by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, received 4 nominations including Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, to The Ensemble of Santee Smith, Feryn Karahkwiiohstha King, and Katie Couchie, Outstanding Original Sound Composition to Pura Fé and Adrian Dion Harjo and Outstanding Achievement in Design to Louise Potiki Bryant, Shayne Pawless, and Emma Lopez (projection). The full nomination grid with all nominees is now available via Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts.

The annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards celebrate excellence on Toronto stages and are the oldest and largest professional theatre, dance and opera awards program in Canada. Founded in 1979, with the first ceremony occurring in 1981. The Doras are named for Dora Mavor Moore (1888-1979), a well-loved teacher and director who helped establish Canadian professional theatre in the 1930s and 1940s. Recognizing the outstanding achievements in Toronto’s performing arts industry, the Doras honour the creators of numerous theatre, dance and opera productions annually in the following divisions: General Theatre, Independent Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance, Opera, Theatre for Young Audiences and Touring.

The 43rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards ceremony and award presentation hosted by Craig Lauzon with musical guests the Jason Wilson Quartet will take place on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall. The celebration will commence at 7:30 p.m. EST where the recipients of the 46 award categories across 7 distinct divisions will be acknowledged.

Award recipients will be live-tweeted via the Dora Awards Twitter account. The Dora After-Party celebration will commence immediately after the awards ceremony in the lobby reception area. For ticket information visit Visit the full nomination grid via TAPA.

Photo credit: By David Hou Photography:  Featuring Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Homelands: With Santee Smith (Artistic Director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre), Feryn Karahkwiiohstha King, and Katie Couchie.

Listen to our recent interview with Santee Smith about Homelands here.