The annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards have announced this year’s nominees! While we’re happy to congratulate all the nominees, we’re especially proud of the artists we’ve worked with through Theatre Wire over the last year! By the way, this year Theatre Wire is sponsoring the Award for Outstanding Direction in the Small Theatre Category (we love small theatre!). And without further ado, the nominees are:
Alley Theatre’s The Ridiculous Darkness was nominated for a Significant Artistic Achievement Award for outstanding work involving and engaging distinct communities from the Lower Mainland for cross community outreach connection and performance, as well as a Critic’s Choice Innovation Award Nomination in partnership with Neworld Theatre.
Solo Collective’s Satellite(s) got a nod for Mason Temple’s portrayal of Li, a lonely “satellite kid” as well as nominations for both Outstanding Lighting (Gerald King) and Set Design (Yvan Morissette).
The Agatha Christie-inspired puppet show, Who Killed Gertrude Crump? was nominated for four Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Actress (Tara Travis), Outstanding Direction (Ryan Gladstone), Outstanding Production, and for Significant Artistic Achievement for outstanding puppetry design, creation, execution and performance (Tara Travis & Dusty Hagerüd).
The Canada Show was considered in the Theatre for Young Audiences Category and was nominated for three Jessies, including Outstanding Performance (Frankie Cottrell, Alex Gullason, and Carly Pokoradi), Outstanding Artistic Creation: Song Composition (Ryan Gladstone and Bruce Horak), and for Outstanding Production.
Were you lucky enough to see these Jessie Award-nominated shows?