The Arts Club Theatre Company production of Saint Joan garnered seven Jessie Award nominations. Photo by David Cooper.
The Arts Club Theatre Company production of Saint Joan garnered seven Jessie Award nominations. Photo by David Cooper.

Nominations for Vancouver’s equivalent to the Tony Awards were announced today, with the Arts Club Theatre Company leading the way with a total of nineteen Jessie Award nominations in the large theatre category. Pi Theatre received eight nominations in the small theatre category for its production of Blasted and Théâtre la Seizième received an impressive sixteen, equally divided between the large theatre and theatre for young audiences categories.

Nominations in the large theatre category also went to Pacific Theatre with eleven, including eight for its production of The Whipping Man. Actor Robert Salvador took two nominations in the supporting role category for roles in two other Pacific Theatre productions. Bard on the Beach received five nominations for its productions of Cymbeline and The Tempest. Other nominated companies in the large theatre category included Touchstone Theatre for Late Company and The Concessions, and Richmond’s Gateway Theatre with four for its production of the musical Crazy For You.

In the small theatre category a total of 23 productions from 21 companies were nominated. Along with Pi Theatre, were seven nominations for the ITSAZOO Productions presentation of The Competition is Fierce, which also garnered a nod for playwright Sebastien Arnold in the original script category.  Ruby Slippers Theatre received a total of eight nominations for its productions of After Me (Apres Moi) and The Duchess a.k.a. Wallis Simpson.

In addition to the nominations for Théâtre la Seizième in the young audiences category, Carousel Theatre received a total of five, Green Thumb Theatre received three and Axis Theatre Company received two for their new work of Hamelin – A New Fable.

A complete list of the nominations follow.

The 33rd annual Jessie Awards will be presented at a ceremony on June 22. Visit http://jessies.ca for more information.

LARGE THEATRE

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role – Large Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Andrew McNeeOne Man, Two GuvnorsArts Club Theatre Company
Anton LipovetskyCymbelineBard on the Beach
Carl KennedyThe Whipping ManPacific Theatre
Joey LespéranceÀ toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-LouThéâtre la Seizième
Tom PickettThe Whipping ManPacific Theatre
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role – Large Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
France PerrasÀ toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-LouThéâtre la Seizième
Katharine VenourLate CompanyTouchstone Theatre
Kerry SandomirskyLate CompanyTouchstone Theatre
Meg RoeSaint JoanArts Club Theatre Company
Nicola Cavendish4000 MilesArts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Large Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Andrew CowndenOne Man, Two GuvnorsArts Club Theatre Company
Andrew CowndenSpamalotArts Club Theatre Company
Dean Paul GibsonSaint JoanArts Club Theatre Company
Robert SalvadorEspressoPacific Theatre
Robert SalvadorThe RainmakerPacific Theatre
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Large Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Julie TrépanierÀ toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-LouThéâtre la Seizième
Lauren BowlerOne Man, Two GuvnorsArts Club Theatre Company
Luisa JojicThe TempestBard on the Beach
Marilyn NorryThe ConcessionsTouchstone Theatre
Terra C. MacLeodSpamalotArts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Lighting Design – Large Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Adrian MuirThe ConcessionsTouchstone Theatre
Jeremy BaxterÀ toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-LouThéâtre la Seizième
John WebberSaint JoanArts Club Theatre Company
Lauchlin JohnstonThe Whipping ManPacific Theatre
Scott ReidFarewell, My LovelyArts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Set Design – Large Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Drew FaceyÀ toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-LouThéâtre la Seizième
Drew FaceyThe Whipping ManPacific Theatre
Marshall McMahenCrazy For YouGateway Theatre
Pam JohnsonSaint JoanArts Club Theatre Company
Scott ReidFarewell, My LovelyArts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Costume Design – Large Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Amy McDougallThe Whipping ManPacific Theatre
Carmen AlatorreCrazy For YouGateway Theatre
Deitra KalynFarewell, My LovelyArts Club Theatre Company
Drew FaceyÀ toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-LouThéâtre la Seizième
Mara GottlerCymbelineBard on the Beach
Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition – Large Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Alessandro JulianiSaint JoanArts Club Theatre Company
Benjamin ElliottCymbelineBard on the Beach
Jeff TymoschukThe Whipping ManPacific Theatre
Jeff TymoschukEspressoPacific Theatre
Scott ZechnerLate CompanyTouchstone Theatre
Outstanding Direction – Large Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Anita RochonCymbelineBard on the Beach
Anthony F. IngramThe Whipping ManPacific Theatre
Barbara TomasicCrazy For YouGateway Theatre
Craig HolzschuhÀ toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-LouThéâtre la Seizième
Kim CollierSaint JoanArts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Production  – Large Theatre
ProductionTheatre Company
À toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-LouThéâtre la Seizième
CymbelineBard on the Beach
Late CompanyTouchstone Theatre
Saint JoanArts Club Theatre Company
The Whipping ManPacific Theatre
Significant Artistic Achievement – Large Theatre
Name(s)Theatre CompanyProduction Achievement
Mathew J Baker, Todd Biffard, Jeff Gladstone, Steven Greenfield, Brett ZieglerRed Rock DinerArts Club Theatre CompanyOutstanding musical ensemble
Jamie NesbittFarewell, My LovelyArts Club Theatre CompanyOutstanding projection design
Julie TomainoCrazy For YouGateway TheatreOutstanding choreography
TJ DawePostSecret: The ShowFirehall Art CentreOutstanding audience engagement

Small Theatre

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role – Small Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Chris CochraneThe Competition is FierceITSAZOO Productions
Craig EricksonSpeed-the-PlowMitch and Murray Productions
Kayvon KellyMy RabbiSum Theatre
Michael KopsaBlastedPi Theatre
Scott BellisAfter Me (Après Moi)Ruby Slippers Theatre
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role – Small Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Cherise ClarkeBlastedPi Theatre
Diane BrownThe Duchess a.k.a. Wallis SimpsonRuby Slippers Theatre
Jennifer LinesAfter Me (Après Moi)Ruby Slippers Theatre
Nancy SilvakGood PeopleWe’re All Good People Collective
Susinn McFarlenDirty Old WomanWet Ink Collective
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Small Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Andrew WheelerThe Competition is FierceITSAZOO Productions
Billy MarchenskiGreenlandTigermilk Collective
Peter CarloneHunter GatherersStaircase Theatre
Raresh DiMofteBlastedPi Theatre
Xander WilliamsThe Duchess a.k.a. Wallis SimpsonRuby Slippers Theatre
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Small Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Colleen WheelerSince You Left UsPresentation House Theatre
Dawn PettenAfter Me (Après Moi)Ruby Slippers Theatre
Linda DarlowGood PeopleWe’re All Good People Collective
Lindsey AngellIcelandDirt Road Productions
Natascha GirgisWhat You’re Missing2015 Chutzpah!
Outstanding Lighting Design – Small Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Conor MooreIndian ArmRumble Theatre
Conor MooreThe Competition is FierceITSAZOO Productions
Jeff HarrisonBlastedPi Theatre
Jeff HarrisonBroken Sex DollThe Virtual Stage
John WebberIcelandDirt Road Productions
Outstanding Set Design – Small Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Drew FaceyBlastedPi Theatre
Drew FaceyIndian ArmRumble Theatre
Jennifer StewartThe Competition is FierceITSAZOO Productions
Lauchlin JohnstonSTATIONARY: a recession-era musicalDelinquent Theatre
Sarah Melo and Carolyn RapanosHunter GatherersStaircase Theatre
Outstanding Costume Design – Small Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Amy McDougallThe Glass MenagerieFire Escape Equity Co-op
Ines OrtnerMozart & SalieriSeven Tyrants Theatre
Karen MatthewsWhat You’re Missing2015 Chutzpah!
Mara GottlerThe Duchess a.k.a. Wallis SimpsonRuby Slippers Theatre
Maryanne RenzettiHunter GatherersStaircase Theatre
Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition – Small Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Chris Cutress and Scott ZechnerAll That FallBlackbird Theatre
James CoomberIndian ArmRumble Theatre
Matthew MacDonald-BainThe Competition is FierceITSAZOO Productions
Mishelle CuttlerSTATIONARY: a recession-era musicalDelinquent Theatre
Remy SiuBlastedPi Theatre
Outstanding Direction – Small Theatre
NameProductionTheatre Company
Chelsea HaberlinThe Competition is FierceITSAZOO Productions
Craig Erickson, Dawn Petten, Bob Frazer, Quelemia Sparrow, John Shaw, Varya Rubin, Chris Cope, Lauren JacksonOur TownOsimous Theatre
Diane BrownAfter Me (Après Moi)Ruby Slippers Theatre
Kathleen DuborgIcelandDirt Road Productions
Richard WolfeBlastedPi Theatre
Outstanding Production (Musical) – Small Theatre
ProductionTheatre Company
EdgesTwo Monkeys Productions
Mozart & SalieriSeven Tyrants Theatre
Stationary: A Recession-era MusicalDelinquent Theatre
Outstanding Production (Play) – Small Theatre
ProductionTheatre Company
After Me (Après Moi)Ruby Slippers Theatre
BlastedPi Theatre
Good PeopleWe’re All Good People Collective
Our TownOsimous Theatre
Speed-the-PlowMitch and Murray Productions
Significant Artistic Achievement – Small Theatre
Name(s)Theatre CompanyProduction Achievement
Bob Frazer, Craig Erickson, Quelemia Stacey Sparrow, Jessica Ross-Howkins, John Shaw, Dawn Petten, Lauren Jackson, Chris Cope, Varya RubinOur TownOsimous TheatreOutstanding Ensemble Performance
Meaghan Chenosky, Brian Cochrane, Mishelle Cuttler, Claire Hesselgrave, Anton Lipovetsky, Christine Quintana, Alex Hauka, Molly MacKinnon, Arlen Kristian TomSTATIONARY: a recession-era musicalDelinquent TheatreOutstanding Ensemble Performance
Mishelle CuttlerSTATIONARY: a recession-era musicalDelinquent TheatreOutstanding Musical Direction
Tim CarlsonForeign RadicalTheatre ConspiracyOutstanding Audience Integration
Kim Selody, Winifried Wrede, Karl-Heinz StenzCat KillerPresentation House TheatreOutstanding Technical Integration

 

Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)

Outstanding Performance – TYA
NameProductionTheatre Company
Erik Fraser GowHamelin – A New FableAxis Theatre Company
Jonathan WinsbyJames and the Giant PeachCarousel Theatre for Young People
Julie Trépanier, Siona Gareau-Brennan, Vincent Leblanc-BeaudoinSelfieThéâtre la Seizième
Lauren Jackson and Jordan JenkinsCelestial BeingGreen Thumb Theatre
Tara Travis and Nancy KennyThe Little PrinceMonster Theatre
Outstanding Design – TYA
NameProductionTheatre Company 
Cande AndradeSelfieThéâtre la SeizièmeVideo Design
Dusty Hagerud and Tara TravisThe Little PrinceMonster TheatreProps Design
Gerald KingJames and the Giant PeachCarousel Theatre for Young PeopleLighting Design
Jennifer StewartSelfieThéâtre la SeizièmeSet and Costume Design
Malcolm DowSelfieThéâtre la SeizièmeSound Design
Outstanding Artistic Creation – TYA
NameProductionTheatre Company 
Patrick McDonaldCelestial BengGreen Thumb TheatreDirection
Patrick McDonaldShowdownGreen Thumb TheatreDirection
Rachel PeakeSelfieThéâtre la SeizièmeDirection
Ryan GladstoneThe Little PrinceMonster TheatreDirection
Steven GreenfieldJames and the Giant PeachCarousel Theatre for Young PeopleMusical Direction
Significant Artistic Achievement – TYA  
Name(s)ProductionProduction Achievement
Gilles Poulin-DenisSelfieThéâtre la SeizièmeOutstanding script translation
Jessica Oostergo and Shizuka KaiHamelin – A New FableAxis TheatreOutstanding design concept and execution
Patti Allan and Deb WilliamsJames and the Giant PeachCarousel Theatre for Young PeopleOutstanding clown duo
Tara TravisThe Little PrinceMonster TheatreOutstanding puppeteering
Todd Biffard and Laurence MollerupJames and the Giant PeachCarousel Theatre for Young PeopleOutstanding live musical accompaniment
Outstanding Production – TYA
ProductionTheatre Company
Celestial BeingGreen Thumb Theatre
SelfieThéâtre la Seizième
The Little PrinceMonster Theatre

 

Outstanding Original Script

Outstanding Original Script
Name(s)ProductionTheatre Company
Briana BrownThe ConcessionsTouchstone Theatre
Christine QuintanaSelfieThéâtre la Seizième
Dave DeveauCelestial BeingGreen Thumb Theatre
Hiro KanagawaIndian ArmRumble Theatre
Sebastien ArchibaldThe Competition is FierceITSAZOO Productions

 

Georgia Straight Critic’s Choice Innovation Award

Production Theatre Company
Cat KillerPresentation House and theatre wrede+
Foreign RadicalTheatre Conspiracy
Kosmic MamboStudio 58
Our TownOsimous Theatre
SteppenwolfFight with a Stick