Friedlander nabs crix’ award

NEW YORK — Daily Variety Toronto legit critic Mira Friedlander has been named one of two winners in the Canadian Theater Critics Assn. annual awards for excellence.

Friedlander took the top honor in the short review category for her Variety review of Daniel McIvor’s “The Soldier Dreams” at the Buddies in Bad Times Theater. Her review was cited as “a thoughtful and articulate discussion of the piece” and for giving “vital information about the writer, the production and the current state of a new play.”

Friedlander was one of only two crix to receive a trophy in the 15th annual Nathan Cohen Award for Excellence in Theater Criticism. Toronto Globe and Mail critic Kate Taylor took the award in the long review category for her piece on Howard Barker’s “Seven Lears” produced by the Necessary Angel’s theater company.

The awards are open to all Canadian print critics.

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