news | Wednesday June 24, 2015
France Perras, Siona Gareau-Brennan, Julie Trepanier, and Joey Lesparance star in À toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-Lou. Photo credit: Emily Cooper
Winners of the 33rd Annual 2015 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards were announced early this week at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC. The Jessies recognize theatre achievements in three categories – large, small and young audiences – as well as numerous special categories.
Talon author, Province theatre reviewer, actor, and renowned Canadian theatre professor Jerry Wasserman was awarded the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) Career Achievement Award, and we wish him hearty congratulations!
In the Large Theatre category, Théâtre la Seizième cleaned up for its production of playwright Michel Tremblay’s À toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-Lou, which is published by Talon in English. It took in a total of six awards, for everything from direction and performance to set design and production. Congratulations to this company, which brings French theatre to the west coast.
Congratulations to all the other winners as well! Read more in the Province, or see the Jessies website.