III. J.E.A. Crake Performance Award in Drama

The Crake Foundation, established by the late J.E.A. Crake, Josiah Wood Professor of Classics and Head of the Classics Department at Mount Allison from 1946 to 1976, offers an award which will be made to a student actor who, in the opinion of the members of the Drama Group, has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the Mount Allison community.

Terms and conditions

  1. The Award is administered by the Director of Drama who will call for applications and convene an Adjudication Committee of the staff and faculty members of the Drama Group.
  2. All graduating students are eligible to apply for the Award which is made at Convocation.
  3. Applicants will be assessed on the quality and variety of acting projects during their time at Mount Allison (in the University Theatre, Tintamarre, improv groups, Garnet and Gold and others). Consideration will also be given to the number of performances, to academic achievement and to efforts made by the actor to practice his/her craft in the wider community.


  1. The Director of the Drama Program will:
    1. inform the Financial Aid and Awards Counsellor (cc. to Development Office) of the name of the Award holder.
    2. provide the Financial Aid and Awards Counsellor with a letter to accompany the cheque to the Award recipient.
  2. The Financial Aid and Awards Counsellor will arrange for a cheque to be issued and will ensure that the name of the recipient is listed in the Convocation program. The letter from the Director of Drama to the recipient and cheque will be accompanied by a copy of the biographical information available at jeacrakefoundation.org/jea-crake-bio.
  3. The Development Office will, by May 20, provide the Foundation with the following information from the Director of Drama and the Controller:
    1. The name of the Award recipient, and a brief justification for the choice.
    2. A statement from the Controller that the funds in this account were spent in accordance with the terms and conditions stated, and the status of the account as of May 1.
    3. A copy of the letter from the Department Head to the Award recipient.
  4. The Foundation will inform the University by June 30 of the level of funding that will be provided for the J.E.A. Crake Performance Award in Drama for the academic year beginning July 1.

The value of the J.E.A. Crake Performance Award in Drama: $1000.

[August, 2023]