About

ABOUT JESSIE RICHARDSON

Jessie Richardson was an extraordinary individual whose supportive involvement in Vancouver theatre spanned over four decades. She began in the 1930s, in the Vancouver Little Theatre Association, where she acted, directed, and designed costumes. In the mid-50s, she helped to form the children’s touring company Holiday Theatre, which later became Playhouse Holiday Theatre. Jessie’s contributions to the growth and vitality of Vancouver’s theatre scene were the foundation on which our current thriving theatre community was built. She gave us a sense of community and purpose, and we are proud to present these annual awards in her name.

ABOUT THE JESSIE SOCIETY

The Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Society is a non-profit charitable organization that exists to celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements of the Vancouver Professional Theatre community by producing the annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. The society was formed in 1997, and took over the production of the Awards Ceremony from the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, who had presented it since its beginning in the 1982-83 season.

The Jessies Society Board of Directors is comprised of theatre professionals from all segments of the theatre community. The society establishes and monitors three juries for each season’s awards, as well as establishing and overseeing policy and procedure governing the Awards. These policies and procedures are outlined in a document called the Guidelines for the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. The guidelines are reviewed annually by the Jessie Review Committee, a sub-committee of the Board, which then makes recommendations to the entire Board of Directors. Any Jessies Society member (company or individual) may obtain a copy of the current guidelines by contacting the Jessies Society at registration@jessies.ca

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015-2016

President
ANDREA LOEWEN

Vice President
LOIS DAWSON

Treasurer
CARA NORRISH

Secretary
GISELLE CLARKE-TRENAMAN

Jessie Review Committee Chairs
LOIS DAWSON
STEVEN GREENFIELD

Jessie Review Committee Members
OMARI NEWTON
MIKE MACKENZIE
VALERIE SING TURNER
NADINE CAREW

Awards Show Chair
JETHELO E. CABILETE

Marketing Chair
AVA FORSYTHE

Marketing Assistant
JULIA MAURO

Statues Officer
DANIELLE BOURGON

Sponsorship Chair
ANA GARZA

Special Awards Officer
MIKE MACKENZIE

Special Awards Assistant
PETER CHURCH

Ticketing Officer
LISA C. RAVENSBERGEN

Members At Large
VALERIE SING TURNER
OMARI NEWTON
TOM PICKETT


Jessie Richardson Awards Society
Suite 249, 3381 Cambie St.
Vancouver B.C. V5Z 4R3
Fax: 604.608.6923
Email: registration@jessies.ca