Pacific Theatre leads the way at Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards

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      Pacific Theatre beat out some bigger companies at the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, taking four of the top prizes, including the outstanding production nod for The Seafarer.

      The event was held tonight at the Commodore Ballroom.

      Bard on the Beach came next in the large-theatre category, nabbing a total of three awards, including one for actor Colleen Wheeler  in Elizabeth Rex and two for Hamlet. The Arts Club Theatre Company’s presentation of the entertaining Avenue Q won for Outstanding Musical, along with the cast being recognized for Outstanding Ensemble Performance

      The Small Theatre category had awards spread out among eight productions. Bob Frazer won a Jessie for his performance in Whose Life is it Anyway? by Realwheels Theatre, with Adrian Muir also winning for Outstanding Lighting Design. Hardline Productions’ Of Mice and Men received two Jessies: one for Alec Willows for his Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role, and Matthew MacDonald-Bain and Malcolm Dow for Sound Design, while ITSAZOO Productions was acknowledged for its trailer-set Killer Joe, awarded for Outstanding Production in this category as well as Meaghan Chenosky for her supporting role performance.

      A complete list of awards is below, with more coverage of the live event coming here tomorrow.

       

      LARGE THEATRE

       

      Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role - Large Theatre

      John Voth; The Foreigner; Pacific Theatre

      Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role - Large Theatre

      Colleen Wheeler; Elizabeth Rex; Bard on the Beach

      Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Large Theatre

      Peter Carlone; The Foreigner; Pacific Theatre

      Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Large Theatre

      Erla Faye Forsyth; The Foreigner; Pacific Theatre

      Outstanding Lighting Design - Large Theatre

      Jeff Harrison; Floyd Collins; Patrick Street Productions

      Outstanding Set Design - Large Theatre

      Drew Facey; Art; Gateway Theatre

      Outstanding Costume Design - Large Theatre

      Barbara Clayden; Proud; Firehall Arts Centre

      Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition Large Theatre

      Torquil Campell & Chris Dumont; Hamlet; Bard on the Beach

      Outstanding Direction - Large Theatre

      Kim Collier; Hamlet; Bard on the Beach

      Outstanding Production Musical - Large Theatre

      Avenue Q; Arts Club Theatre Company

      Outstanding Production Play - Large Theatre

      The Seafarer; Pacific Theatre

      Significant Artistic Achievement - Large Theatre

      Scott Bellis, Jeny Cassady, Shannon Chan-Kent, Kayla Dunbar, Evangelis Kambites, Andrew MacDonald Smith, Andy Toth; Avenue Q; Arts Club Theatre Company; Outstanding Ensemble Performance

       

      SMALL THEATRE

       

      Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role – Small Theatre

      Bob Frazer; Whose Life is it Anyway?; Realwheels Theatre

      Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role – Small Theatre

      Emmelia Gordon; Dissolve; Shameless Hussey Productions

      Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Small Theatre

      Alec Willows; Of Mice and Men; Hardline Productions

      Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Small Theatre

      Meaghan Chenosky; Killer Joe; ITSAZOO Productions

      Outstanding Lighting Design – Small Theatre

      Adrian Muir; Whose Life is it Anyway?; Realwheels Theatre

      Outstanding Set Design – Small Theatre

      Drew Facey; Penelope; Rumble Theatre

      Outstanding Costume Design – Small Theatre

      Marti Wright; Uncle Vanya; Blackbird Theatre

      Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition – Small Theatre

      Matthew MacDonald-Bain, Malcolm Dow; Of Mice and Men; Hardline Productions

      Outstanding Direction – Small Theatre

      Richard Wolfe; Inside the Seed; Upintheair Theatre

      Outstanding Production – Small Theatre

      Killer Joe; ITSAZOO Productions

      Significant Artistic Achievement – Small Theatre

      Keith Murray, Mark Sylvester, Christine Reimer, Philip Birkby, Danielle Marlene Gotell, Samantha Tsang, Bill Moysey, Eric Rhys Miller, William Hales, Paul Dutton, Maziar Mehrabi; Nothing But Sky; The Only Animal; Outstanding Achievement in Integrated Design

       

      THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

       

      Outstanding Performance – Theatre for Young Audiences

      Dominic Duchesne and Lauren Jackson; Extra-Céleste; Théâtre la Seiziéme

      Outstanding Design –Theatre for Young Audiences

      Cathy Nosaty, Graham Ockley, Stephanie Kong, Al Frisk, Carolyn Rapanos, Mac Hiller; Design Ensemble-Jack and the Bean; Presentation House Theatre

      Outstanding Artistic Creation – Theatre for Young Audiences

      Anita Rochon; Direction - Extra-Céleste; Théâtre la Seiziéme

      Outstanding Production – Theatre for Young Audiences

      Busytown; Carousel Theatre for Young People

      Significant Artistic Achievement – Theatre for Young Audiences

      Drew Facey; Outstanding Body of Work

      Outstanding Original Script

      Jason Patrick Rothery; Inside the Seed; Upintheair Theatre

      Georgia Straight Critics' Choice Innovation Award

      This Stays in the Room; Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Theatre

       

      Additional awards presented were:

       Patron of the Arts Award – Darleen Howard

      • Mary Phillips Prize for Behind-the-Scenes Achievement -  Bonnie Allan
      • Sam Payne Award for the Most Promising Newcomer – Jay Clift 
      • John Moffat & Larry Lillo Prize – Richard Wolfe
      • GVPTA Career Achievement Award  - Christopher Gaze
      • Sydney Risk Prize– Billy Marchenski
      • Colin Campbell Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre – David Kerr
      • Ray Michal Prize for Most Promising New Director – Brian Cochrane
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      Hazlit

      Jun 24, 2014 at 6:59am

      The Jessies are a wonderful idea for supporting theatre throughout the Lower Mainland. My bravos to ALL the actors, directors, technical and support staff and volunteers who made theatre possible for one more year! Keep it up, we NEED you.

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