ANNOUNCEMENT – Nominee Tickets

We have ran out of Nominee Tickets for the time being. We are currently looking into possibly getting more, but it's not certain. We will let those who have contacted us know if we are able to get more nominee…
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Announcing the 2017 Jessie Award Nominees

Vancouver, BC – This year celebrates the 35th Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards with nominations announced at the Jessie Nominations Party held on Tuesday, May 23rd at the Pacific Theatre. The productions this past year include many diverse productions in…
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Registration Deadlines & Exceptions

We would like to discuss with our community the issue of registration deadlines and exceptions. The Jessies board, committee members, and juries have all volunteered to do this work because we want to serve and support Vancouver theatre. It is…
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AGM/Town Hall Meeting – October 17

Our AGM and Town Hall Meeting is tonight! Here is the theme our moderators have come up with for the Town Hall: IS IT TIME TO CHANGE THE JESSIE’S? As a follow-up to last year’s vital diversity townhall meeting, the…
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Join the Board

The Jessies is now recruiting new board members for our 2016-2017 season. The Board of Directors terms run from our AGM (Oct. 17) until the following AGM. For more information and to apply, visit our application form here. Applications will…
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Announcing the 2016 Jessie Award Nominees

The nominees for the 34th Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards were announced at the Jessie Nominations Party held on Tuesday, May 24th at the York Theatre. The diverse productions from the past year, in venues large and small, demonstrate the…
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The Jessies Nomination Party

  34th ANNUAL JESSIE RICHARDSON AWARDS Vancouver, BC – Celebrating 34 years of excellence in theatre, the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Society will be announcing the nominees for the upcoming theatre awards honouring Vancouver’s vibrant artistic community at the 2016…
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Diversity Mandate & Award and Updates

The board of directors is truly thrilled to announce its new diversity mandate and Vancouver Now Representation and Inclusion Award. Information about the mandate and award can be found here. There is a new deadline for production registrations.  Productions must register…
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Deadline Change

Productions must register 30 days before their opening performance. This deadline will be strictly enforced.
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Fee Structure Change

In an effort to increase inclusivity and reduce barriers to participation in the awards, the board of the Jessies will be making significant adjustments to the fee structure for the awards. Consistent feedback from smaller and more diverse producers is…
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Definition of Professional

The Jessies’ eligibility criteria has historically been fluid, requiring revisions year over year as we respond to the changing ecology in Vancouver. These changes represent an effort to find a version of the eligibility guidelines that we can stand behind…
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Announcing the Producing Partner for the 2016 Jessies!

Please join us in congratulating Holding Space Productions, the new Producing Partner of the 2016 Jessies. Headed up by Christie Watson, Holding Space Productions is a boutique production agency, specializing in memorable live events of any size. We can't wait to see…
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The Jessie’s Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Members of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Board  The personal information of board members will be collected for the sole purpose of internal administrative use. With the exception of the Board Member Contact List, which is collected to ensure…
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