Arts hot ticket: Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, SHIFT Festival 12

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      Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards

      (July 15 at Bard on the Beach’s BMO Mainstage in Vanier Park) It’s like our own little Tony Awards in an iconic Vancouver waterfront setting: celebrate the year on-stage as local theatre stars come out in force to receive their annual prizes. Hit the after party at the Beaumont Studios with your ticket.

      SHIFT Festival 12

      (July 11 to 13 at the Orpheum Annex) Dedicated to diverse and underrepresented voices, the annual theatre event features three short, sharp works this year. Tai Amy Grauman’s Marie’s Letters looks at five generations of Métis women addressing their unborn daughters; Kelsey Kanatan Wavey’s ŌPIMĀTIS mixes projection, movement, and spoken word to tell the story of the last woman on Earth and the last drop of water; and Claire Love Wilson and Sara Vickruck’s Sound Off! explores live and looped sound.