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Announcing a New Era for the Jessie Awards

Friday, April 27, 2018 8:39 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

It’s a new era for the Jessie Awards!  The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Society is excited to announce a new look, a new website, and a new venue for the Jessie Awards Nominations Party and Jessie Awards Ceremony. Coinciding with all the changes, a new user-friendly website has been designed. Check out the fresh look; and make note of the new web address www.jessieawards.com

Looking back, previous awards ceremonies were held in theatre venues. The Jessie Committee decided to take the awards back to Vancouver’s Professional Theatre Community and in addition create a model that was sustainable for the future of the Jessie Awards.  With those objectives in mind new venues were selected for the Nominations Party and the 36th Annual Ceremony.   

The 2018 Jessie Nominations Party will announce the nominees for the theatre awards on Sunday, May 27th  at the iA Financial Group Atrium at the BMO Theatre Centre, 162 West 1st Avenue, honouring Vancouver’s vibrant artistic community.  The doors open at 4:00pm and the announcement of the nominees will be at 4:30pm sharp.  You are invited to stay for some drinks after the nominations are announced.

Returning to its theatrical roots, a dynamic theatre venue was selected. The stage will be set for the 36th annual Jessie Awards at Bard on the Beach on Monday, July 16th in the BMO Mainstage in Vanier Park, a fitting venue in a magnificent setting. Tickets for the Awards will go on sale Monday, May 28th at noon.  Please visit www.jessieawards.com for information on how and where to purchase tickets.

This years’ transformations will ensure that the Jessies will continue well into the future honouring one of our pioneers, Jessie Richardson, and our dazzling theatrical community that contributes to the vibrancy of our city.

The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.