Touchstone is happy to announce that John Cook is the winner of the Touchstone Theatre Scholarship at Studio 58, which is given annually to a student that has shown exceptional progress. John started acting at the age of 16 at Manitoba Theatre for Young People. In the years after he formed the urban indigenous theatre company, also called (urban it). In November 2010, he won Best Actor at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco for his performance in a modern aboriginal version of Of Mice and Men. While still at Studio 58 John was one of a group of actors that participated in Touchstone’s Scene/Change online project. Check out his work at http://www.scenechangetheatre.ca. Big Congrats John!