Mieko Ouchi - awards

list of awards and nominations


Theatre - Playwrighting
-’13 Enbridge Award for Established Canadian Playwright for I Am For You, a new play in development.
-’12 Finalist for the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award – Writers Guild of Alberta for Nisei Blue.
-’11 Finalist for the Carol Bolt Award – Playwrights Guild of Canada for Nisei Blue.
-’11 Betty Award for Outstanding New Play for Nisei Blue.
-’08 Nomination for the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama – Writers Guild of Alberta for The Blue Light.
-’08 Finalist for the City of Edmonton Book Prize for Mieko Ouchi: Two Plays.
-’07 Sterling Award for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences for Jeremy Fisher (Translator).
-’06 Betty Award for Outstanding New Play for The Blue Light.
-’06 Betty Award Nominations for Production, Director, Actress, Supporting Actor & Actress for The Blue Light.
-’06 Sterling Award Nominations for Best New Play, Production, Director, Actress, Supporting Actor, Lights & Score for The Blue Light.
-’05 Canadian Authors Association Carol Bolt Award for Drama for The Red Priest.
-’05 Finalist for the National Arts Centre/Canadian High Commission (UK) 4 Play Canada Reading Series at the Old Vic, London, UK.
-’04 Nomination for the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama – Writers Guild of Alberta for The Red Priest.
-’04 Governor General’s Literary Award Nomination for Best Drama for The Red Priest (Eight Ways To Say Goodbye).
-’03 Betty Award nominations for Outstanding New Play, Actress in a Leading Role for The Red Priest.
-’03 Sterling Award nominations for Outstanding Production, New Play, Actor and Costume Design for The Red Priest.

Theatre Directing
-’12 Sterling Award Nomination for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences and Nom for Outstanding TYA Director for Smokescreen.
-’11 Dora Award for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences for Routes (Director).
-’11 Sterling Award for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences and Nom for Outstanding TYA Director for Under Cover.
-’10 Sterling Award for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences for Routes (Director).
-’10 Sterling Award Nominations for Outstanding Leading Actor, Director, New Play and TYA-Design for Routes.
-’09 Sterling Award Nomination for Outstanding Production For Young Audiences for Apples and Oranges (Director).
-’08 Sterling Award Nomination for Outstanding Fringe Director for Strawberries in January.
-’06 Winner of Outstanding Production for Young Audiences, Score & Musical Director, nominated for Outstanding Musical for Nami Namersson, The Viking Who Liked To Name Things (Director).
-’06 Sterling Award Nominations for Best Independent Production, Best New Play for 50 Plays About… Love (Director).
-’04 Sterling Award Nominations for Outstanding Fringe Production, Fringe Director & Winner Fringe Actress (Blair Wensley) for The Mystery School (Director).
-‘02 Sterling Award for Outstanding Fringe Director for Slowly, An Exchange is Taking Place.
-’00 Sterling Award for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences for Naomi’s Road (Director).

Film and TV
-’05 Nominations for 2005 AMPIA Awards for Best Documentary, Best Director and Best Cinematography for Minor Keys.
-‘04 Golden Sheaf Award for Best Biography Documentary for Minor Keys at the Yorkton Short Film Festival.
-’04 Nomination for Golden Sheaf Award for Best Director Non-Dramatic for Minor Keys at the Yorkton Short Film Festival.
-’00 Best Experimental Film, San Diego Asian Film Festival for By This Parting.
-’00 Golden Sheaf Awards for Best Experimental Film, Best Soundtrack for By This Parting at the Yorkton Short Film Festival.
-’00 Nomination for 2000 Ammy Award (U.S. Asian American Entertainment Awards) for Best Short Film for Samurai Swing.
-’99 Nomination for Telefilm Award for Best Canadian Director of a Short Film-Vancouver Int’l Film Festival for By This Parting.
-’99 Best Experimental Film at the Canadian Int’l Annual Film and Video Festival for By This Parting.
-’99 Asian Canadian Excellence Award for Best Film of 1999 for By This Parting.
-’99 AMPIA awards for Best Experimental Film, Non-Dramatic Editing and the Best of Festival Jury Prize for By This Parting.
-‘99 AMPIA nominations for Best Director Non-Dramatic By This Parting and Best Production under 60 min Samurai Swing.
-’98 AMPIA nomination for Lead Performance Female for “The Orange Seed Myth and Other Lies Mothers Tell”.
-’98 Drama Prize – National Screen Institute of Canada

Other
-’05 Co-Winner with Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull & Caroline Howarth of the Syncrude Award for Innovative Artistic Direction at the Mayor’s Evening for the Arts, given to Concrete Theatre.
-’03 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal presented by the Lieutenant Governor General of Alberta for excellence in the arts.
-’97 Interprovincial Pipeline Emerging Artist Award- Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts