Playwright Kelley Jo Burke with co-creator Jeffery Straker have won a Playwrights Guild of Canada Award. Their musical, US, received the Stage West/Pechet Musical Award recognizing the best new musical in development in Canada for 2017. A recent past recipient of the prize was the Tony Award-winning Come from Away, as well as other notables. The prize included recognition at the awards gala in Toronto, certificates for the creators and $5,000.

A week-long workshop of the award-winning musical was funded by a Saskatchewan Arts Board grant. US makes its debut at Regina's Globe Theatre February 28-March 18, 2018.

For more on the award, visit the Playwrights Guild of Canada site.