Jun 26, 2020

Vancouver, BC - The Langara College Theatre Arts Program, Studio 58, will be well represented at the 2020 Jessie Awards on Monday, June 29. Fourteen graduates of the program have been nominated in various categories, including acting, direction, and set design. The 38th Jessie Awards will be streamed online via Facebook Live and Youtube.

“We’re always extremely proud of our alumni when they are nominated for awards such as this,” said Kathryn Shaw, Artistic Director, Studio 58. “Our graduates are major contributors to the theatre community, both here in Vancouver and across Canada. To be recognized with a Jessie Award nomination speaks to their talent, hard work and dedication to their craft.”

The nominations include two Studio 58 instructors: Mara Gottler (Outstanding Costume Design, Large Theatre) and Alan Brodie (Outstanding Lighting Design, Large Theatre).

The full list of Studio 58 graduates nominated for Monday’s awards include:

  • Charlie Gallant (Outstanding Actor, Large Theatre) *nominated in the same category for two different productions
  • Erla Faye Forsyth (Outstanding Actress, Large Theatre)
  • Andrew McNee (Outstanding Supporting Actor, Large Theatre)
  • Emma Slipp (Outstanding Supporting Actress, Large Theatre)
  • Drew Facey (Outstanding Set Design, Large Theatre)
  • Dean Paul Gibson (Outstanding Direction, Large Theatre)
  • Scott Bellis (Outstanding Direction, Large Theatre)
  • Jillian Fargey (Outstanding Actress, Small Theatre)
  • Stephen Aberle (Outstanding Actor Supporting, Small Theatre)
  • Darcey Johnson (Outstanding Actor Supporting, Small Theatre)
  • Eileen Barrett (Outstanding Actress Supporting, Small Theatre)
  • Ariel Slack (Outstanding Set Design, Small Theatre)
  • Kayla Dunbar (Outstanding Direction, Small Theatre)
  • Paige Fraser (Outstanding Performance, Theatre for Young Audiences)
  • Mara Gottler, Studio 58 Instructor (Outstanding Costume Design, Large Theatre)
  • Alan Brodie, Studio 58 Instructor (Outstanding Lighting Design, Large Theatre)

About the Jessie Awards
The Jessie Richardson Awards Society is a non-profit charitable organization that exists to celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements of the Vancouver Professional Theatre community by producing the annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. The society was formed in 1997, and took over the production of the Awards Ceremony from the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, who had presented it since its beginning in the 1982-83 season.

About snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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Mark Dawson
Manager, Public Affairs