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Awards & Accolades

2019
Finalist for Ontario Culture Day‘s Spotlight People’s Choice Award for Haircuts by Children
Finalist for ANTI Contemporary Art Festival’s International Prize for Live Art

2017-18
Finalist in the inaugural Ellen Stewart International Award

2017
Nominated for the German’s Governments BKM Cultural Bildung prize for Teentalitarianism

2016
Named San Francisco’s Yeruba Beuna Center’s Top 100 creative minds that are making the provocations that will shape the future of culture

2013
Nominated for the German’s Governments BKM Cultural Bildung prize for The Children’s Choice Awards
Recipient of the inaugural Neighbourhood Arts Network TD Arts Diversity Award
Recipient of the Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital Toronto Award

2012
Awarded the Children’s Rights Supporter Award from the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children by a jury of youth

2010
Recipient of Harbourfront Centre’s Fresh Ground New Works Award

2009
Won the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Arts for Youth Award

2008
Received an award from the Toronto Community Foundation’s Simon Family Fund

2007-08
Recipient of the Growing Active Kids Award from the Toronto Community Foundation

2007
Dora Award nomination for Best Play and Best Direction, Diplomatic Immunities

2001
[boxhead] nominated for a Chalmers Award

2000
Darren O’Donnell won the Pauline McGibbon Award for directing
Darren received a Gabriel Award for excellence in broadcasting for his CBC radio piece Like a Fox

1999
Darren O’Donnell was nominated for a number of Dora Awards, winning – with Naomi Campbell – for their design of White Mice.