33rd Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards

Nominations Party & Award Ceremony!

The 2015 Nominations Party will be held on Tuesday, May 19th at the Improv Centre, 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. The doors open at 4:00pm and the announcement of the nominees will be at 4:30pm sharp, followed by a reception.

The 33rd Annual Jessie Richardson Award Ceremony will be held at the beautiful Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, on Monday, June 22, 2015, doors open at 5:30pm, ceremony at 6:30pm. Tickets are $29.50 plus service charge at Ticketmaster 1-855-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.


Notice of updates to Jessie Award guidelines

Please note, updates to the Jessie Award guidelines have been made for the 2015/16 season. Here is a brief review of some of the changes, please review all guidelines and eligibility requirements for the upcoming season.

1) The cutoff distinction between Large and Small Theatre is an operating budget of $300,000.
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2) In order for a production to be eligible, at least 2/3 of the participating artists must be paid a minimum living wage of $325 per week for both the rehearsal and performance period OR be members of a relevant professional theatre artists’ association (CAEA, AEA, ACTRA, AFofM, IATSE, ADC). Only artists meeting one or both of those criteria will be eligible for award nominations.
Click here to review the full list of guidelines

Productions & Jury Reminder

1) In order to help producers track attendance, juries must book tickets to eligible shows prior to opening night.

2) Productions must be registered three weeks before opening night if they have 6-9 performances OR two weeks before opening night if they have 10 or more performances. Eligibility forms must be returned to the Registrations Officer two weeks before the production’s opening night.