Stephen Jackman-Torkoff and Damien Atkins in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. Photo by David Cooper.
Stephen Jackman-Torkoff and Damien Atkins in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. Photo by David Cooper.

For a second year in a row, the Arts Club Theatre Company leads in nominations for Jessie Awards, Vancouver’s annual celebration of excellence in professional theatre.

With a total of 24 nominations for eight productions, it is the company’s production of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches which leads the pack with nine, including two nods for outstanding performances by Damien Atkins and Ryan Beil, and best production. Other nominations include Craig Erickson and Gabrielle Rose for outstanding supporting actor and actress.

The Bard on the Beach production of Pericles received eight nominations, including Lois Anderson for direction and nods to Malcolm Dow for sound design and Carmen Alatorre for costumes. The production has also been nominated for outstanding ensemble for signficant artistic achievement.

Touchstone Theatre scored five nominations for its production of Brothel #9 including a nod to Katrina Dunn for direction. Moonlodge from Urban Ink and Théâtre la Seizième’s Straight Jacket Winter also earned multiple nominations.

In the prolific small theatre category, twenty companies were nominated for twenty-one productions. Three companies – the frank theatre company, Solo Collective and Hardline Productions – received six nominations each for productions of Walt Whitman’s Secret, Green Lake, and Redpatch respectively.

Following with five nominations each is Flare Path from Slamming Door, and The Pipeline Project from ITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society in association with Neworld Theatre & the Gateway Theatre.

In the Theatre for Young Audiences category, The Little Onion Puppet Company garnered five nominations for their production of Freddie in the Neighbourhood, including outstanding production. Carousel Theatre for Young People received a total of seven nominations for three productions.

Other awards to be announced at the June 26 ceremony include the Vancouver Now Representation and Inclusion Award, and the Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Innovation Award.

A complete list of nominees follows.

The 35th annual Jessie Awards will be presented at a ceremony on June 26 at the Commodore Ballroom. Visit http://jessies.ca for more information.

LARGE THEATRE
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role – Large Theatre
Damien Atkins,Angels in America: Millennium ApproachesArts Club Theatre Company
Ryan BeilAngels in America: Millennium ApproachesArts Club Theatre Company
Nolan FaheyBilly Elliot: The MusicalArts Club Theatre Company
Nadeem PhillipThe Men in WhiteArts Club Theatre Company
Haig SutherlandThe FlickArts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role – Large Theatre
Shannon Chan-KentThe FlickArts Club Theatre Company
Megan LeitchThe Piano TeacherArts Club Theatre Company
Adele NoronhaBrothel #9Touchstone Theatre
PJ PrudatMoonlodgeUrban Ink
Katharine VenourWitPacific Theatre
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Large Theatre
Scott BellisRomeo and JulietBard on the Beach
Craig EricksonAngels in America: Millennium ApproachesArts Club Theatre Company
Andrew McNeeRomeo and JulietBard on the Beach
Valin ShinyeiBilly Elliot: The MusicalArts Club Theatre Company
Sanjay TalwarMen in WhiteArts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Large Theatre
Lindsey AngellHow to Survive an ApocalypseTouchstone Theatre
Luisa JojicOthelloBard on the Beach
Erin OrmondThe AudienceArts Club Theatre Company
Gabrielle RoseAngels in America: Millennium ApproachesArts Club Theatre Company
Laara SadiqBrothel #9Touchstone Theatre
Outstanding Lighting Design – Large Theatre
Itai ErdalMoonlodgeUrban Ink
Gerald KingKing of the YeesGateway Theatre
Robert SondergaardRock of AgesArts Club Theatre Company
John WebberPericlesBard on the Beach
John WebberAngels in America: Millennium ApproachesArts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Set Design – Large Theatre
Drew FaceyBrothel #9Touchstone Theatre
Pam JohnsonBakersfield MistArts Club Theatre Company
Lauchlin JohnstonThe FlickArts Club Theatre Company
Ken MacKenzieAngels in America: Millennium ApproachesArts Club Theatre Company
Amir OfekPericlesBard on the Beach
Outstanding Costume Design – Large Theatre
Carmen AlatorrePericlesBard on the Beach
Nancy BryantRomeo and JulietBard on the Beach
Mara GottlerKing of the YeesGateway Theatre
Mara GottlerOthelloBard on the Beach
Christine ReimerThe AudienceArts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition  – Large Theatre
Torquil Campbell and Alessandro JulianiAngels in America: Millennium ApproachesArts Club Theatre Company
Steve CharlesMoonlodgeUrban Ink
Steve CharlesOthelloBard on the Beach
Malcolm DowPericlesBard on the Beach
Patrick PennefatherThe Piano TeacherArts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Direction – Large Theatre
Lois AndersonPericlesBard on the Beach
Kim CollierAngels in America: Millennium ApproachesArts Club Theatre Company
Katrina DunnBrothel #9Touchstone Theatre
Esther Duquette, Édith Patenaude and Gilles Poulin-DenisStraight Jacket WinterThéâtre la Seizième
Gilles Poulin-DenisBonjour, là, bonjourThéâtre la Seizième
Outstanding Production – Large Theatre
Angels in America: Millennium ApproachesArts Club Theatre Company
Brothel #9Touchstone Theatre
MoonlodgeUrban Ink
PericlesBard on the Beach
Straight Jacket WinterThéâtre la Seizième
Significant Artistic Achievement – Large Theatre
Lyne Barnabé, Leanna Brodie, Thérèse Champagne, Siona Gareau-Brennan, Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin, Emilie Leclerc, Annie Lefebvre and Joey LespéranceBonjour, là, bonjourThéâtre la SeizièmeSignificant Artistic Achievement for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Ian Butcher, Kayla Deorksen, Jeff Gladstone, Luisa Jojic, Kavyon Khoshkam, Sereana Malani, Kamyar Pazandeh, Luc Roderique and David WarburtonPericlesBard on the BeachSignificant Artistic Achievement for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Rohit ChokhaniBrothel #9Diwali FestOutstanding Work in Expanding the Diversification of Vancouver Theatre through Excellence in Festival Programming
Wendy GorlingPericlesBard on the BeachSignificant Artistic Achievement for Outstanding Movement Collaboration

 

SMALL THEATRE
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role – Small Theatre
Linden BanksJacob Marley’s Christmas CarolTheatre Obscura
Raes CalvertRedpatchHardline Productions
Aadin ChurchTop Dog/UnderdogSeven Tyrants Theatre
Kyle JespersenThe Fighting SeasonBleeding Heart Theatre
Tom PickettWalt Whitman’s Secretthe frank theatre company
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role – Small Theatre
Siona Gareau-BrennanThe Fighting SeasonBleeding Heart Theatre
Alexandra LainfiestaGreen lakeSolo Collective
Quelemia SparrowThe Pipeline ProjectITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society in association with Neworld Theatre & the Gateway Theatre
Lori TrioloBugReality Curve Theatre
Deborah Williams[email protected]Zee Zee Theatre / Ruby Slippers Theatre
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Small Theatre
Sebastien ArchibaldThe Pipeline ProjectITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society in association with Neworld Theatre & the Gateway Theatre
Jesse MartynFlare PathThe Slamming Door Artist Collective
Ashley O`ConnellFlare PathThe Slamming Door Artist Collective
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Small Theatre
Reneltta ArlukRedpatchHardline Productions
Yoshié BancroftIthakadream of passion productions & Excavation Theatre
Kayla DeorksenGreen LakeSolo Collective
Sarah May RedmondAnd Bella Sang with UsAnd Bella Artists Collective
Donna SoaresGreen LakeSolo Collective
Outstanding Lighting Design – Small Theatre
Itai ErdalO’wet/Lost LagoonAlley Theatre
Itai ErdalWalt Whitman’s Secretthe frank theatre company
Jonathan KimThe City and The CityUpintheair Theatre and The Only Animal presented as part of the PuSH Festival
Jonathan KimThe Netherredcurrant collective Theatre
Andrew PyeFlare PathThe Slamming Door Artist Collective
Outstanding Set Design – Small Theatre
Michelle AllardWalt Whitman’s Secretthe frank theatre company
Lauchlin JohnstonCreepsRealwheels Theatre
Lauchlin JohnstonLong DivisionPi Theatre
Heipo LeungBetrayalEnsemble Theatre Company
Yvan MorisetteGreen LakeSolo Collective
Outstanding Costume Design – Small Theatre
Carmen AlatorreWalt Whitman’s Secretthe frank theatre company
Christopher David GauthierCreepsRealwheels Theatre
Christopher David GauthierRedpatchHardline Productions
Chantal ShortFlare PathThe Slamming Door Artist Collective
Marina SzijartoElbow Room Café: The MusicalZee Zee Theatre
Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition – Small Theatre
James CoomberThe Netherredcurrant collective
James CoomberRedpatchHardline Productions
Matthew MacDonald-BainThe Fighting SeasonBleeding Heart Theatre
Troy SlocumThe Pipeline ProjectITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society in association with Neworld Theatre & the Gateway Theatre
Curtis TweedieFlare PathThe Slamming Door Artist Collective
Outstanding Direction – Small Theatre
Brian CochraneCreepsRealwheels Theatre
Sean Harris Oliver and Raes CalvertRedpatchHardline Productions
Jack PatersonWalt Whitman’s Secretthe frank theatre company
Rachel PeakeGreen LakeSolo Collective
Sarah RodgersAnd Bella Sang with UsAnd Bella Artists Collective
Outstanding Production of a Play– Small Theatre
CreepsRealwheels Theatre
Green LakeSolo Collective
The Pipeline ProjectITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society in association with Neworld Theatre & the Gateway Theatre
RedpatchHardline Productions
Walt Whitman’s Secretthe frank theatre company
Significant Artistic Achievement – Small Theatre
Cande Andradeam aMindy Parfitt and Amber Funk Barton PresentSignificant Artistic Achievement for Outstanding Innovation in Video Design
Paul Beckett, David Bloom, Genevieve Fleming, Brett Harris, David A. Kaye, Aaron Roderick and Adam Grant WarrenCreepsRealwheels TheatreOutstanding Ensemble Performance
Kendra Fanconi, Daniel Martin, Dave Mott and Jason Patrick RotheryThe City and The CityUpintheair Theatre and The Only Animal presented as part of the PuSH FestivalSignificant Artistic Achievement for Outstanding Innovation in Staging Interactive Audio
The Pipeline ProjectITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society in association with Neworld Theatre and the Gateway TheatreOutstanding Innovation of Audience and Community Engagement or Social Justice
Quelemia SparrowO’wet/Lost LagoonAlley TheatreSignificant Artistic Achievement for Outstanding Portrayal of Indigenous History Using Non-linear Storytelling

 

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
Outstanding Performance – Theatre for Young Audiences
Jeny Cassady, Mika Laulainen and Sarah May RedmondSomebody Loves You, Mr. HatchAxis Theatre Company
Randi Edmundson and Jess Amy SheadFreddie in the NeighbourhoodThe Little Onion Puppet Company
William HopkinsRobinson CrusoeAxis Theatre Company
Nimet KanjiSultans of the StreetCarousel Theatre for Young People
Emilie LeClercA Charlie Brown ChristmasCarousel Theatre for Young People
Outstanding Design – Theatre for Young Audiences
Randi Edmundson and Jess Amy SheadFreddie in the NeighbourhoodThe Little Onion Puppet Company
Randi EdmundsonFreddie in the NeighbourhoodThe Little Onion Puppet Company
Shizuko KaiOn Way WalkCarousel Theatre for Young People
Jessica OostergoBaking TimePresentation House Theatre
Frank Radar and Barbara ClaydenSomebody Loves You, Mr. HatchAxis Theatre Company
Outstanding Artistic Creation – Theatre for Young Audiences
Kayla DunbarA Charlie Brown ChristmasCarousel Theatre for Young People,
Carole HigginsOn My WalkCarousel Theatre for Young People
CJ McGillivrayOn My WalkCarousel Theatre for Young People
Chris McGregorSomebody Loves You, Mr. HatchAxis Theatre Company
Kim SelodyBaking TimePresentation House Theatre
Significant Artistic Achievement – Theatre for Young Audiences
Baking TimePresentation House TheatreOutstanding Audience Engagement
Freddie in the NeighbourhoodNeworld TheatreOutstanding Audience Engagement
On My WalkCarousel Theatre for Young PeopleOutstanding Audience Engagement
Outstanding Production – Theatre for Young Audiences
Baking TimeCarousel Theatre for Young People
A Charlie Brown ChristmasCarousel Theatre for Young People
Freddie in the NeighbourhoodThe Little Onion Puppet Company
Land of TrashGreen Thumb Theatre
Somebody Loves You, Mr. HatchSomebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

 

Outstanding Original Script
Dorothy DittrichThe Piano TeacherArts Club Theatre Company
Ester Duquette and Gilles Poulin-DenisStraight Jacket WinterThéâtre la Seizième
Anosh IraniThe Men in WhiteArts Club Theatre Company
Sean Harris OliverFighting SeasonBleeding Heart Theatre
Quelemia SparrowO’Wet/Lost LagoonAlley Theatre

 

Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Innovation Award
am aAmber Funk Barton and Mindy Parfitt
RevolutionsFight with a Stick
Straight Jacket WinterThéâtre la Seizième, 2Par4, and the National Arts Centre French Theatre
ThreeStories UpAlley Theatre and Level-Headed Friends