By Sam Mooney
My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding is in the running for the “Audience Choice” Dora award
And you can help them win. Did you love MMLJWW? I did! Mooney on Theatre reviewed it three times – by Sam, Megan and Leanne. I’d be so happy to see it win the Dora for the Audience Choice Award. We can all help. The Audience Choice Award is the only Dora that the public can vote for. Let’s all vote!
Go to Now Magazine and scroll down the page to the box where you can enter your choice. Type in My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding – or just copy it from here and paste it in, fill in your personal info, click Submit. That’s it.
It’s probably a good idea for me to say that this is a personal endorsement and that Mooney on Theatre has been kind enough to let me post it here. (Being the mother of the editor has it’s perks…)
Here’s the letter from David and Irene, the creators of MMLJWW.
My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding is in the running for the “Audience Choice” Dora award – the only award that’s voted on by the theatre-going public. If you feel that MMLJWW deserves to win, please go to www.nowtoronto.com/web/contests/custom/dora/2010 today, then scroll down to “Other” and write in My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding – or copy and paste, it’s a long title :).
(Note that the shows listed are the ones that were nominated in other categories, so you’ll need to type in the title. This means the odds are stacked against us, so every vote counts! Please pass this on to everyone you know who’s supported “the little show that could”!).
While there were many deserving shows nominated, we were disappointed to hear that MMLJWW, along with many other fantastic shows, was not nominated for any other Doras. The Toronto Star’s Richard Ouzounian wrote an article this week about his theories why (in the print version, the subheading read “What About Wiccan?”). You can read the article here.
Winning the Audience Choice award would significantly contribute to the show’s future – and would support our whole team: our director, producers, actors, band, and designers – none of whom were nominated and all of whom poured their hearts into this production, making a show that was popular but political, hilarious but heartbreaking, and a true Canadian success story.
The Toronto Star also said “this is a show that the people, rather than the critics, have made a hit. And that’s really the most lasting and honest kind of success.” Please help us continue that success and spread the show’s message by voting now and sending this email to everyone you can.
Thank you so much for your support,
David Hein & Irene Carl Sankoff
My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding