Eight of the Jessie nominations for Pacific Theatre were for the company's production of The Seafarer. Photo by Emily Cooper.
Eight of the Jessie nominations for Pacific Theatre were for the company's production of The Seafarer. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Bard on the Beach garnered fifteen and Pacific Theatre walked way with fourteen nominations for this year’s Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards.

Eight of the nominations for Pacific Theatre were for the company’s production of The Seafarer including Outstanding Production and nominations for both Ron Reed and John Emmet Tracy in the Outstanding Lead Actor category.  The company also received six nominations for its production of The Foreigner.  The Arts Club Theatre Company received a total of 13 nominations with Armstrong’s War leading with a total of five including Outstanding Original Script. The musical, Floyd Collins produced by Patrick Street Productions, received five nominations, along with one for Out of a Dream.

In the Small Theatre Category a total of 19 theatre companies are nominated with a total of 22 productions. ITSAZOO Productions presentation of Killer Joe took the lead with a total of seven nominations including Outstanding Direction, Production, Set Design, and Supporting Actor categories. Realwheels Theatre received a total of six nominations for Whose Life Is It Anyway including Outstanding Production, with Bob Frazer nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role and John Cooper for Outstanding Direction. Hardline Productions also received recognition with a total of seven nominations for their productions of Of Mice and Men and Bug.

Drew Facey received an impressive seven nominations, the most by a single individual. He received four out of the five nominations in Outstanding Set Design in the Large Theatre category and in the Small Theatre Category he earned one for Set Design and two for Costume Design.

In the Theatre for Young Audiences category, Carousel Theatre for Young People garnered a total of ten nominations with six going to Busytown and three to Wondrous Tales of Old Japan. Théâtre La Seizième’s production of Extra Celeste and Presentation House Theatre’s Jack and the Bean both garnered four nominations each.

The complete nomination list follows.  Winners will be announced at the 32nd Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards on Monday, June 23, 2014.  Visit http://jessies.ca for more information.

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role – Large Theatre  
Haig Sutherland Elizabeth Rex Bard on the Beach
John Emmet Tracy The Seafarer Pacific Theatre
John Voth The Foreigner Pacific Theatre
Jonathon Young Hamlet Bard on the Beach
Ron Reed The Seafarer Pacific Theatre
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role – Large Theatre
Colleen Wheeler Elizabeth Rex Bard on the Beach
Emmelia Gordon Proud Firehall Arts Centre
Lindsey Angell Venus in Fur Arts Club Theatre Company
Margo Kane For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again Talking Stick Festival
Matreya Scarrwener Armstrong’s War Arts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Large Theatre
Allan Zinyk Twelfth Night Bard on the Beach
Anton Lipovetsky Measure for Measure Bard on the Beach
Jonathon Young Twelfth Night Bard on the Beach
Peter Carlone The Foreigner Pacific Theatre
Tim Dixon The Seafarer Pacific Theatre
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Large Theatre
Caitriona Murphy Mary Poppins Arts Club Theatre Company
Erla Faye Forsyth The Foreigner Pacific Theatre
Jennifer Lines Twelfth Night Bard on the Beach
Krystin Pellerin Floyd Collins Patrick Street Productions
Outstanding Lighting Design – Large Theatre  
Adrian Muir The Romeo Initiative Touchstone Theatre
Conor Moore Armstrong’s War Arts Club Theatre Company
Jeff Harrison Floyd Collins Patrick Street Productions
John Webber “Art” Gateway Theatre
Outstanding Set Design – Large Theatre  
Drew Facey “Art” Gateway Theatre
Drew Facey The Seafarer Pacific Theatre
Drew Facey Des fraises en janvier Théâtre la Seizième
Drew Facey The Romeo Initiative Touchstone Theatre
Outstanding Costume Design – Large Theatre  
Barbara Clayden Proud Firehall Arts Centre
Mara Gottler Elizabeth Rex Bard on the Beach
Mara Gottler The Romeo Initiative Touchstone Theatre
Sheila White Dreamgirls Arts Club Theatre Company
Sydney Cavanagh The Seafarer Pacific Theatre
Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition- Large Theatre  
Bradley Danyluk Floyd Collins Patrick Street Productions
John Murphy, Anthony Pavlic, Benjamin Elliott Measure for Measure Bard on the Beach
Luke Ertman The Seafarer Pacific Theatre
Owen Belton The Romeo Initiative Touchstone Theatre
Torquil Campbell and Chris Dumont Hamlet Bard on the Beach
Outstanding Direction – Large Theatre  
Anthony F. Ingram The Seafarer Pacific Theatre
Evan Frayne The Foreigner Pacific Theatre
Kim Collier Hamlet Bard on the Beach
Mindy Parfitt Armstrong’s War Arts Club Theatre Company
Rachel Ditor Elizabeth Rex Bard on the Beach
Outstanding Production Musical – Large Theatre
Avenue Q Arts Club Theatre Company
Dreamgirls Arts Club Theatre Company
Floyd Collins Patrick Street Productions
Mary Poppins Arts Club Theatre Company
Out of a Dream Patrick Street Productions
Outstanding Production Play – Large Theatre
The Seafarer Pacific Theatre
Armstrong’s War Arts Club Theatre Company
Des fraises en janvier Théâtre la Seizième
Hamlet Bard on the Beach
The Foreigner Pacific Theatre
Significant Artistic Achievement – Large Theatre
Scott Bellis, Jeny Cassady, Shannon Chan-Kent, Kayla Dunbar, Evangelia Kambites, Andrew MacDonald-Smith, Andy Toth Avenue Q Arts Club Theatre Company
Benjamin Elliott, Chris Cochrane, Dustin Freeland, Anton Lipovetsky, Luc Roderique, Bonnie Northgraves Measure for Measure Bard on the Beach
Brian Johnson, Peter Courtemanche, Stan Douglas, Jonny Østrem, Trent Noble, Prajay Mehta, Martin Gilbert Helen Lawrence Arts Club Theatre Company
Joey Lespérance, Julie McIsaac, Gilles Poulin-Denis, Julie Trepanier Des fraises en janvier Théâtre la Seizième
Sarah Ho, Laine Longton, Jonathan Monro, Gordon Roberts, Lyndon Surjik, Nathan Carroll Floyd Collins Patrick Street Productions

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role – Small Theatre  
Ashley O’Connell Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me Dancing Monkey Presents
Bob Frazer Whose Life Is It Anyway? Realwheels Theatre
Kavyon Kelly Lungs Mitch and Murray Productions
Ryan Alexander McDonald Hedwig and the Angry Inch Ghost Light Projects
Sebastian Kroon Of Mice and Men Hardline Productions
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role – Small Theatre  
Emmelia Gordon Dissolve Shameless Hussy Productions
Claire Hesselgrave Speech and Debate Twenty Something Theatre
Genevieve Fleming Bug Hardline Productions
Stephanie Izsak Lungs Mitch and Murray Productions
Susan Hogan Kayak Alley Theatre
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Small Theatre
Alec Willows Of Mice and Men Hardline Productions
Jay Clift Bug Hardline Productions
Kyle Jespersen Penelope Rumble Theatre
Sebastien Archibald Killer Joe ITSAZOO Theatre Productions
Shawn Macdonald Lowest Common Denominator Zee Zee Theatre
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Small Theatre
Alannah Ong Ga Ting the frank theatre company & Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
Emma Slipp Killer Joe ITSAZOO Theatre Productions
Jennifer Lines Whose Life is it Anyway Realwheels Theatre
Meghan Chenosky Killer Joe ITSAZOO Theatre Productions
Moya O’Connell Becky Shaw Mitch and Murray Productions
Outstanding Lighting Design – Small Theatre  
Adrian Muir Whose Life Is It Anyway? Realwheels Theatre
Alan Brodie Uncle Vanya Blackbird Theatre
John Webber Except in the Unlikely Event of War Pi Theatre
Parjad Sharifi To Wear a Heart So White Leaky Heaven Performance Society
Outstanding Set Design – Small Theatre  
Drew Facey Penelope Rumble Theatre
Jen Stewart Of Mice and Men Hardline Productions
Jergus Oprsal Inside the Seed Up in the Air Theatre
Lauchlin Johnston Killer Joe ITSAZOO Theatre Productions
Pam Johnson Whose Life Is It Anyway? Realwheels Theatre
Outstanding Costume Design – Small Theatre  
Marti Wright Uncle Vanya Blackbird Theatre
Barbara Clayden Except in the Unlikely Event of War Pi Theatre
Drew Facey Cool Beans Solo Collective
Drew Facey Penelope Rumble Theatre
Nita Bowerman Mrs. Warren’s Profession Alley Theatre
Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition – Small Theatre  
Matthew MacDonald-Bain, Malcolm Dow Of Mice and Men Hardline Productions
David Mesiha Except in the Unlikely Event of War Pi Theatre
Mishelle Cuttler Killer Joe ITSAZOO Theatre Productions
Stephen Bulat Dissolve Shameless Hussy Productions
Outstanding Direction – Small Theatre  
Cameron Mackenzie Lowest Common Denominator Zee Zee Theatre
Chelsea Haberlin Killer Joe ITSAZOO Theatre Productions
John Cooper Whose Life Is It Anyway? Realwheels Theatre
Renee Iaci Dissolve Shameless Hussy Productions
Richard Wolfe Inside the Seed Up in the Air Theatre
Outstanding Production – Small Theatre
Inside the Seed Up in the Air Theatre
Killer Joe ITSAZOO Theatre Productions
Lungs Mitch and Murray Productions
Of Mice and Men Hardline Productions
Whose Life Is It Anyway? Realwheels Theatre
Significant Artistic Achievement – Small Theatre  
Bruce Horak Assassinating Thompson Monster Theatre Outstanding Achievement in Audience Engagement
Christopher David Gauthier Outstanding body of work for costume design
Jay Clift, Josh Epstein, Katey Hoffman, Gili Roskies Cool Beans Solo Collective Outstanding Ensemble Performance
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
Patrick Sbaongui, Dallas Sauer, Allison James, Carl Kennedy, Mia K Ingimundson, Adele Noronha, Tetsuro Shigematsu, Tamara McCarthy, David Mott Inside the Seed Up in the Air Theatre Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Outstanding Performance – Theatre for Young Audiences  
Dominic Duchesne and Lauren Jackson Extra-Céleste Théâtre la Seizième
Allan Zinyk Jack and the Bean Presentation House Theatre
Curtis Tweedie Wired Green Thumb Theatre
Devon Busswood, Kayla Dunbar, Dustin Freeland, Meghan Gardiner, Colin Sheen, Allan Zinyk Busytown Carousel Theatre
Kayla Dunbar Seussical Carousel Theatre
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
Alison Green Production Design – Wondrous Tales of Old Japan- Carousel Theatre
Craig Alfredson Set & Video Design -tagged Green Thumb Theatre
Darren Boquist Lighting Design – Busytown Carousel Theatre
Patrick Pennefather Sound Design – Extra-Céleste Théâtre la Seizième
Outstanding Artistic Creation – Theatre for Young Audiences  
Anita Rochon Direction – Extra-Céleste Théâtre la Seizième
Carole Higgins Direction – Busytown Carousel Theatre
Kayla Dunbar Choreography – Busytown Carousel Theatre
Kim Selody Direction – Jack and the Bean Presentation House Theatre
Steven Greenfield Musical Direction – Busytown Carousel Theatre
Outstanding Production -Theatre for Young Audiences
Busytown Carousel Theatre
Extra-Céleste Théâtre la Seizième  
Jack and the Bean Presentation House Theatre  
tagged Green Thumb Theatre
Wondrous Tales of Old Japan Carousel Theatre
Significant Artistic Achievement – Theatre for Young Audiences  
Drew Facey Outstanding body of work
Heidi Wilkinson, Gina Bastone, Rick Holloway ARVAARLUK: An Inuit Tale Pangaea Arts Outstanding mask and puppet design and construction
Wondrous Tales of Old Japan Carousel Theatre Community Engagement
Outstanding Original Script  
Billy Marchenski Slowpoke Radix Theatre
Colleen Murphy Armstrong’s War Arts Club Theatre Company
Jason Rothery Inside the Seed Up in the Air Theatre
Kendra Fanconi Nothing But Sky The Only Animal
Michelle Deines Ghosts in Baghdad Working Spark Theatre

 

Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Innovation Award  
Helen Lawrence Arts Club Theatre Company/Canadian Stage, the Banff Centre, Stan Douglas Inc., Festival TransAmériques, and Canada’s National Arts Centre
Killer Joe ITSAZOO Productions
Mrs. Warren’s Profession the Alley Theatre in association with Neworld Theatre and Renegade Arts Company in partnership with WISH Drop-in Centre and PACE Society
This Stays in the Room Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Theatre
 The Zombie Syndrome on Death Island  The Virtual Stage