2021 Megan Newton Memorial Award Recipient

Marita MichaelisCongratulations to Marita Michaelis who is the 2021 recipient of the Megan Newton Memorial Award.

Marita Michaelis is a theatre performance student at Simon Fraser University’s School for Contemporary Arts. She performs in local post-punk and experimental pop bands and is an ongoing collaborator with Burn All Books in San Diego. Previously, she worked to organize arts festivals, run music venues, and facilitate workshop series. In 2022 Marita will be doing an artist residency at the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture where she will be working on a project around caregiving, quilts and anti-carceral care strategies.


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.