Posted: Friday June 24, 2016
The winners of the 2016 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards – Vancouver’s theatre awards – will be announced on Monday evening, June 27.
We are so proud of the plays we publish, many of which have been nominated!
Joan MacLeod’s The Valley, which was produced this year on the Granville Island Stage, has been nominated for 4 awards: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role (Daniel Doheny), Outstanding Lighting Design (Itai Erdal), Outstanding Set Design (Amir Ofek), and Outstanding Production.
Drew Hayden Taylor’s God and the Indian and George F. Walker’s Dead Metaphor, both of which were staged at the Firehall Arts Centre, received a nomination each (Lisa C. Ravensbergen and Meghan Gardiner, respectively, for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role).
Talon playwright Morris Panych was also nominated in the category of Significant Artistic Achievement for his work on The Waiting Room, produced by the Arts Club.
This fall, look forward to Talon’s publication of You Will Remember Me (written by François Archambault and translated into English by Bobby Theodore), which was nominated in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role (Kevin McNulty) as well as Significant Artistic Achievement (Corwin Ferguson).
In the same category, a one-man play called Empire of the Son by Tetsuro Shigematsu is nominated. We are also pleased to announce that Talon will publish Empire of the Sun in Spring 2017. Empire of the Son, produced by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, in fact secured a whopping 6 nominations: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Direction (Richard Wolfe), Outstanding Production of a Play, Significant Artistic Achievement, and Outstanding Original Script (Tetsuro Shigematsu).
Tetsuro Shigematsu will also be emceeing this year’s Jessie awards. See the full list of nominees online. The 34th Annual Jessie Awards Ceremony will again be held at the Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on Monday, June 27. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets are $29.50 plus service charges, through Ticketmaster 1-855-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
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