2010-2011

The 29th Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards
Monday, June 20, 2011, The Commodore Ballroom

Bolded selections indicate winners.

LARGE THEATRE

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, Large Theatre
Tom McBeath Death of a Salesman Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
John Murphy Much Ado About Nothing Bard on the Beach
Gerard Plunkett Glengarry Glen Ross Arts Club Theatre Company
Zachary Stevenson Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Arts Club Theatre Company
Jonathon Young Tear the Curtain! Arts Club Theatre Company
(in association with Electric Company Theatre)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, Large Theatre
Karin Konoval August: Osage County Arts Club Theatre Company
Jennifer Lines Much Ado About Nothing Bard on the Beach
Laura Mennell Tear the Curtain! Arts Club Theatre Company
(in association with Electric Company Theatre)
Dawn Petten Tear the Curtain! Arts Club Theatre Company
(in association with Electric Company Theatre)
Deborah Williams Becky’s New Car Arts Club Theatre Company

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Large Theatre
Simon Bradbury Much Ado About Nothing Bard on the Beach
Dmitry Chepovetsky This Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
Bob Frazer Death of a Salesman Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
Bob Frazer Falstaff Bard on the Beach
Dean Paul Gibson Falstaff Bard on the Beach

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Large Theatre
Jennifer Clement The Trespassers Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
(co-production with the Belfry Theatre)
Lucia Frangione Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
(co-production with Manitoba Theatre Centre)
Susinn McFarlen August: Osage County Arts Club Theatre Company
Wendy Noel August: Osage County Arts Club Theatre Company
Colleen Wheeler Henry V Bard on the Beach
Outstanding Lighting Design, Large Theatre
Alan Brodie Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
(co-production with Manitoba Theatre Centre)
    
Alan Brodie and Brian Johnson Tear the Curtain! Arts Club Theatre Company
(in association with Electric Company Theatre)
Kerem Çetinel The Trespassers Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
(co-production with the Belfry Theatre)
Gerald King The Fantasticks Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
Marsha Sibthorpe The 39 Steps Arts Club Theatre Company

Outstanding Set Design, Large Theatre
Alison Green The Philanderer Arts Club Theatre Company  
Pam Johnson Falstaff Bard on the Beach
Amir Ofek The Graduate Arts Club Theatre Company 
David Roberts Tear the Curtain!

Arts Club Theatre Company
(in association with Electric Company Theatre)

Ted Roberts August: Osage County Arts Club Theatre Company 

Outstanding Costume Design, Large Theatre
Nancy Bryant Tear the Curtain! Arts Club Theatre Company
(in association with Electric Company Theatre)
Phillip Clarkson The Philanderer Arts Club Theatre Company
Alison Green Dangerous Corner Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
Rebekka Sorensen The 39 Steps Arts Club Theatre Company
Sheila White Don Quixote Arts Club Theatre Company
(in association with Axis Theatre; co-produced with Centaur Theatre)

Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition, Large Theatre
Peter Allen and Miguel Nunes Tear the Curtain! Arts Club Theatre Company
(in association with Electric Company Theatre)
Robert Buckley Don Quixote Arts Club Theatre Company
(in association with Axis Theatre; co-produced with Centaur Theatre)
Marty Chan and Robert Walsh The Forbidden Phoenix Gateway Theatre
Murray Price The 39 Steps Arts Club Theatre Company
Ivory Sky The Graduate Arts Club Theatre Company

Outstanding Direction, Large Theatre
Kim Collier Tear the Curtain! Arts Club Theatre Company
(in association with Electric Company Theatre)
Dean Paul Gibson The 39 Steps Arts Club Theatre Company
Dean Paul Gibson Much Ado About Nothing Bard on the Beach
Michael Shamata The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Arts Club Theatre Company
(co-production with the Belfry Theatre)
Janet Wright August: Osage County Arts Club Theatre Company

Outstanding Production, Large Theatre
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Arts Club Theatre Company
(co-production with the Belfry Theatre)
The 39 Steps Arts Club Theatre Company
August: Osage County Arts Club Theatre Company
Glengarry Glen Ross Arts Club Theatre Company
Much Ado About Nothing Bard on the Beach

Significant Artistic Achievement, Large Theatre
Michael Blake, Jeremy Crittenden, Josh Epstein, Sara-Jeanne Hosie, Brian Linds, Alison MacDonald, Tracy Neff, Rosie Simon, and Vincent Tong The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Arts Club Theatre Company
(co-production with the Belfry Theatre)
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg and Adrian Young The Forbidden Phoenix Gateway Theatre Outstanding Integrated Movement
Diana Coatsworth, Martin Happer, Shawn Macdonald, and David Marr The 39 Steps Arts Club Theatre Company Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Kim Collier, Jonathon Young, and Kevin Kerr Tear the Curtain! Arts Club Theatre Company
(in association with Electric Company Theatre)
Outstanding Integration of Film/Video
Jan Hodgson and Jennifer Swan Tear the Curtain! Arts Club Theatre Company
(in association with Electric Company Theatre)
Outstanding Stage Management Ensemble

SMALL THEATRE

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, Small Theatre
Daniel Arnold Tape Alley Theatre
Carl Kennedy Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train Glass City Theatre
Michael Kopsa Playland Pacific Theatre
Robert Olguin Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train Glass City Theatre
Tom Pickett Playland Pacific Theatre

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, Small Theatre
Susan Bertoia Mambo Italiano Firehall Arts Centre
(co-production with Western Canada Theatre)
Gina Chiarelli The Busy World Is Hushed one2theatre
Lara Gilchrist A Lie of the Mind Main Street Theatre Equity Co-op
Émilie Leclerc L’Enfant-problème Théâtre la Seizième
Emma Slipp Love Fights: The Trolley Car Solo Collective Theatre

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Small Theatre
Patrick Keating A Lie of the Mind Main Street Theatre Equity Co-op
Jacques Lalondetd>

Plan B Sea Theatre
Joey Lespérance L’Enfant-problème Théâtre la Seizième
Ashley O’Connell The Pillowman Wild Geese Equity Co-op
Simon Webb Hamlet The Honest Fishmongers Equity Co-op

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Small Theatre
Gina Chiarelli Mambo Italiano Firehall Arts Centre
(co-production with Western Canada Theatre)
Kathleen Duborg A Lie of the Mind Main Street Theatre Equity Co-op
Rebecca Husain Marion Bridge Theatre of Infinity
Julie McIsaac Hamlet The Honest Fishmongers Equity Co-op
Barbara Pollard A Lie of the Mind Main Street Theatre Equity Co-op

Outstanding Lighting Design, Small Theatre
Itai Erdal How to Disappear Completely The Chop Theatre
(co-production with Chutzpah! Festival)
Itai Erdal Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train Glass City Theatre
Lauchlin Johnston Playland Pacific Theatre
Jerguš Opršal My Funny Valentine Zee Zee Theatre
Michael Schaldemose The Busy World Is Hushed one2theatre

Outstanding Set Design, Small Theatre
Drew Facey Playland Pacific Theatre
Pam Johnson 9 Parts of Desire Presentation House Theatre
Lauchlin Johnston  My Name Is Asher Lev Pacific Theatre
Michael Schaldemose The Busy World Is Hushed one2theatre
Marina Szijarto My Funny Valentine Zee Zee Theatre

Outstanding Costume Design, Small Theatre
Drew Facey Love Fights: Coffee Makes Me Cry & The Trolley Car Solo Collective Theatre
Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh   Mimi, or A Poisoner’s Comedy   Touchstone Theatre  
Qiu Xue Mei   Jade in the Coal   Pangaea Arts
(co-production with Theatre at UBC)  
Naomi Sider My Name Is Asher Lev   Pacific Theatre  
Marian Truscott Mambo Italiano   Firehall Arts Centre
(co-production with Western Canada Theatre)  

Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition, Small Theatre
Luke Ertman My Name Is Asher Lev Pacific Theatre
Lee Gellatly   The Boy Who Went Outside   Wild Excursions Performance  
Veda Hille   Peter Panties   Neworld Theatre/Leaky Heaven Circus
David Mesiha   The Busy World Is Hushed  one2theatre
Serwan Yamolky   9 Parts of Desire   Presentation House Theatre

Outstanding Direction, Small Theatre
Anthony F. Ingram Playland Pacific Theatre
Angela Konrad   Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train Glass City Theatre
Stephen Malloy   A Lie of the Mind Main Street Theatre Equity Co-op
Rachel Peake   Love Fights: The Trolley Car Solo Collective Theatre
Richard Wolfe   The Busy World Is Hushed one2theatre
Outstanding Production, Small Theatre
The Busy World Is Hushed one2theatre
Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train Glass City Theatre
A Lie of the Mind Main Street Theatre  
Playland Pacific Theatre
Tape Alley Theatre

Significant Artistic Achievement, Small Theatre
Greg Armstrong-Morris, Lauren Bowler, Meghan Gardiner, and Shawn Macdonald   Home Shark Equity Co-op Outstanding Performing Ensemble
Sean Bayntun, Trischa Buhler, Trevor Grant, and Kerry O’Donovan Falsettos Wizard Productions
(co-production with Chutzpah! Festival)
Outstanding Musical Ensemble
Christine Hackman Mimi, or A Poisoner’s Comedy Touchstone Theatre Outstanding Wig Design and Construction
Pacific Theatre   Pacific Theatre Curation and Execution of an Outstanding Season of Theatre
Pangaea Arts Jade in the Coal Pangaea Arts
(co-production with Theatre at UBC)
Outstanding Work of International Collaboration

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

Outstanding Performance, Theatre for Young Audiences
Georgina Beaty The Shape of a Girl Green Thumb Theatre
Josue Laboucane   Seussical the Musical Carousel Theatre  
Kaylee Harwood Seussical the Musical Carousel Theatre  
Ella Simon 500 Words Green Thumb Theatre
Allan Zinyk Pharaoh Serket & The Lost Stone of Fire Carousel Theatre

Outstanding Design, Theatre for Young Audiences
Drew Facey – Set Design Munscha Mia Carousel Theatre
Kevin McAllister – Scenery & Props Design   500 Words Green Thumb Theatre
Heidi Wilkinson – Set & Properties Design   Bird Brain Carousel Theatre

Outstanding Artistic Creation, Theatre for Young Audiences
Carole Higgins – Direction Bird Brain Carousel Theatre
Patrick McDonald – Direction 500 Words Green Thumb Theatre
Mike Stack – Direction Pharaoh Serket & The Lost Stone of Fire Carousel Theatre

Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences
500 Words Green Thumb Theatre
Bird Brain Carousel Theatre
Pharaoh Serket & The Lost Stone of Fire Carousel Theatre

Significant Artistic Achievement, Theatre for Young Audiences
Gaelan Beatty, Josue Laboucane, and Naomi Wright Bird Brain Carousel Theatre Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Benjamin Elliott Munscha Mia Carousel Theatre Outstanding Musical Direction and Performance
Al Frisk, Jeff Harrison, Yulia Shtern, Jeff Tymoschuk, and Heidi Wilkinson Pharaoh Serket & The Lost Stone of Fire Carousel Theatre Outstanding Design Team
Outstanding Original Script:
Peter Anderson & Colin Heath Don Quixote Arts Club Theatre Company (in association with Axis Theatre; co-production with Centaur Theatre)
Dave Deveau My Funny Valentine Zee Zee Theatre
Hiro Kanagawa The Patron Saint of Stanley Park Arts Club Theatre Company
Kevin Kerr & Jonathon Young Tear the Curtain! Arts Club Theatre Company (in association with Electric Company Theatre)

Special Awards:
 
The Mary Phillips Award for Behind-the-Scenes-Achievement
Cheryl Hutcherson
 
The Georgia Straight Patron of the Arts Award
Jane Penistan
 
GVPTA Career Achievement Award
Bernard Cuffling
 
Sam Payne Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Evan Frayne
 
Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Original Script by an Emerging Playwright
Dave Deveau
 
The Ray Michal Prize for Most Promising New Director
Anita Rochon
 
The John Moffat & Larry Lillo Prize
Susinn McFarlen

 

Outstanding Original Script:
Dress Me Up in Your Love Theatre Replacement
Hard Times Hit Parade Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret
Peter Panties Neworld Theatre/Leaky Heaven Circus
A Streetcar Named Desire Leaky Heaven Circus
Tear the Curtain! Arts Club Theatre Company (in association with Electric Company Theatre)