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31st ANNUAL JESSIE RICHARDSON AWARDS

The 31st Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards were held Monday, June 24th at the Commodore Ballroom saluting excellence in Vancouver’s dynamic theatre community. This year’s theatre season was incredibly vibrant with over 72 productions registered from 41 companies, and included 25 new scripts. Once again, Vancouver Theatresports produced the evening’s ceremony, moving the ceremony along and adding their trademark humour.

 

Following is a complete list of the award recipients.

Award Recipients

LARGE THEATRE

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, Large Theatre

Andrew McNee

Boeing-Boeing

Arts Club Theatre Company

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, Large Theatre

Gina Chiarelli

Master Class

Arts Club Theatre Company

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Large Theatre

Robert Moloney

Clybourne Park

Arts Club Theatre Company

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Large Theatre

Nicola Lipman

Boeing-Boeing

Arts Club Theatre Company

Outstanding Lighting Design, Large Theatre

Gerald King

Macbeth

Bard on the Beach

Outstanding Set Design, Large Theatre

Amir Ofek

Boeing-Boeing

Arts Club Theatre Company

Outstanding Costume Design, Large Theatre

Drew Facey

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Bard on the Beach

Outstanding Direction, Large Theatre

Johnna Wright

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Bard on the Beach

Outstanding Production, Large Theatre

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Bard on the Beach

Significant Artistic Achievement, Large Theatre

Benjamin Elliott

Bard on the Beach

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Outstanding Musical Direction

SMALL THEATRE

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, Small Theatre

John Emmet Tracy

Terminus

Pi Theatre

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, Small Theatre

Erla Faye Forsyth

How to Write a New Book for the Bible

Pacific Theatre

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Small Theatre

Brett Harris

Mojo

ITSAZOO Productions

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Small Theatre

France Perras

Porc-épic

Théâtre la Seizième

Outstanding Lighting Design, Small Theatre

Alan Brodie

Terminus

Pi Theatre

Outstanding Set Design, Small Theatre

Pam Johnson

Shelter from the Storm

Touchstone Theatre

Outstanding Costume Design, Small Theatre

Drew Facey

Broken Sex Doll

The Virtual Stage

Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition, Small Theatre

Anton Lipovetsky

Broken Sex Doll

The Virtual Stage

Outstanding Direction, Small Theatre

Craig Holzschuh

Porc-épic

Théâtre la Seizième

Outstanding Production, Small Theatre

Terminus

Pi Theatre

Significant Artistic Achievement, Small Theatre

Colin Decker, Carey Dodge, Tara Cheyenne Friedenburg, Brae Norwiss, Sean Tyson, John Webber, Jay Dodge, Sherry Yoon

Boca Del Lupo

Photog.

Artistic Acheivement in Technical Integration

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

Outstanding Performance, Theatre for Young Audiences

Raes Calvert and Linda Carson (Ensemble)

Where the Wild Things Are

Presentation House Theatre

(in association with Manitoba Theatre for Young People)

Outstanding Design, Theatre for Young Audiences

Linda Leon

Set, Props and Costume Design

Where the Wild Things Are

Presentation House Theatre

(in association with Manitoba Theatre for Young People)

Outstanding Artistic Creation, Theatre for Young Audiences

Kim Selody

Direction

Where the Wild Things Are

Presentation House Theatre

(in association with Manitoba Theatre for Young People)

Significant Artistic Achievement, Theatre for Young Audiences

Where the Wild Things Are

Presentation House Theatre

(in association with Manitoba Theatre for Young People)

Outstanding Production

Outstanding Original Script:

Yvette Nolan

The Unplugging

Arts Club Theatre Company

Critics’ Choice Innovation Award:

Winners and Losers

Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre
(in association with Crow’s Theatre)

Special Awards:

The Mary Philips Award for Behind-the-Scenes Achievement
Tanya Dixon-Warren

The Georgia Straight Patron of the Arts Award
BMO

GVPTA Career Achievement Award
Anna Hagan and Terence Kelly

Sam Payne Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Jenn Stewart

Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Original Script by an Emerging Playwright
Gilles Poulin-Denis

The Ray Michal Prize for Most Promising New Director
Chelsea Haberlin

The John Moffat & Larry Lillo Prize
Christine Hackman

The Colin Campbell Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre
Brian Heath

Congratulations to all!


 

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