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2013 Jessie Richardson Award Nominations for Talonbooks Playwrights

We are happy to announce that plays written by three of our Talon authors, and the acting work of another, have been nominated for Jessie Richardson awards!

The Jessie Richardson awards celebrate outstanding achievements in Vancouver professional theatre.

The play My Turquoise Years, written by M.A.C. Farrant (The Strange Truth About Us, 2011), has been nominated in the large theatre category for two awards: set design (nominee is Alison Green) and Best Supporting Actress (nominee is Georgina Beaty). My Turquoise Years premiered at the Arts Club in Vancouver during the 2012-2013 season.

In the small theatre category, Leanna Brodie, author of The Book of Esther, has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in Terminus, which played at the Pi Theatre in early 2013.

The play God and the Indian by Drew Hayden Taylor, which was produced at the Fire Hall Arts Centre and is to be published by Talonbooks in Spring 2014, has also been nominated in the small theatre category for set design (nominee is Lauchlin Johnston).

Winners and Losers by Marcus Youssef has also received a nomination for Outstanding Production in the small theatre category. The play was produced by Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre in association with Crow’s Theatre. Youssef’s play How Has My Love Affected You has also been nominated for Outstanding Original Script.

See the full list of nominees here.

The 31st annual awards ceremony will be held at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on the evening of Monday, June 24, 2013.

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