Donna-Michelle St Bernard, a Mount Dennis “emcee, playwright, administrator and agitator”, is a finalist for a writing prize worth a whopping $100,000.
St Bernard has twice been nominated for the Governor General’s award (a comparatively paltry $25,000!) and has written seven plays.
The Siminovich Prize in Theatre is unusual; the winner receives $75,000 and a further $25,000 to give to a protegé.
The winner will be announced November 6.