2019 Megan Newton Memorial Award Recipient

Congratulations to Emily Dotson, recipient of the 2019 Megan Newton Memorial Award.

Emily is currently an MFA student at UBC for Theatre and Film Production and design. Emily began as a studio art student in Cleveland, Ohio. After completing her studies in Paris, France, she became an award-winning painter and printmaker. Emily has recently worked with the Renaissance Theatre (Ohio), Seattle Repertory Theater (Washington) and UBC Opera (Vancouver). Her work focuses on reflecting and interpreting underprivileged characters struggles in a visualized form. For her design of Lion in the Streets presented at UBC, her was selected to be showcased at the UBC graduate symposium AVHA Art Gallery for their series, Violencia: Violence Against Bodies. Emily’s thesis will focus on the use language to visualise and shape our viewpoint of women, specifically how the work of Revolt, She Said. Revolt Again sexualises, undermines, and overpowers women.

Learn more about Emily on her website.

Megan Newton Memorial Fund

The Megan Newton Memorial Fund was set up by Meg’s family and colleagues to honour her spirit and resourcefulness through an award for students in theatre.

The award recipient will be registered in a post-secondary program in theatre. The student will have an interest in experimental or non-traditional forms of theatrical performance, or innovative use of theatre as a way to explore unusual or controversial topics. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who are focusing their education and/or future plans on stage management, theatre administration, and/or any aspect of theatre-related design.

To read more about Megan (pictured on the left) and the Memorial Fund, please visit www.megannewtonfund.org.

The fund is held at the Victoria Foundation and the award is given annually each Fall.

You can support the Megan Newton Memorial Fund by cash, cheque (payable to the Victoria Foundation), credit card, or online through CanadaHelps* (below). For information about giving publicly listed securities, or to donate by credit card, please call the Victoria Foundation at 250.381.5532.

If you have any questions about how to make a donation to the Victoria Foundation, please contact Sara Neely, Director of Philanthropic Services at 250.381.5532 or sneely@victoriafoundation.bc.ca.

* Please note CanadaHelps assesses a 3.5-4 per cent transaction fee on all donations. This amount is deducted before the donation is sent to the Victoria Foundation. This fee covers all credit card merchant fees, transaction fees, banking costs, receipting, reconciliation and disbursement. To avoid this fee, call the Victoria Foundation directly with your credit card information.