Jun 30, 2020

Vancouver, BC - The 2020 Jessie Richardson Awards were handed out in a virtual presentation on Monday, June 29, 2020, and the winners included seven graduates of Langara’s Studio 58 Theatre Arts program. In total, fourteen graduates of the program were nominated in various categories, including acting, direction, and set design. 

 "Congratulations to our graduates and all the other deserving organizations and individuals who received Jessie Richardson Awards,” said Kathryn Shaw, Artistic Director, Studio 58. The talent and dedication of our Theatre Community is inspiring."

 The Studio 58 graduates who won Jessie Awards include:

  • Drew Facey (Outstanding Set Design, Large Theatre)

  • Scott Bellis (Outstanding Direction, Large Theatre)

  • Jillian Fargey (Outstanding Actress, Small Theatre)

  • Marlene Ginader (Outstanding Performance, Theatre for Young Audiences)

  • Kevin McNulty (Outstanding Actor, Small Theatre)

  • Heather Barr - Sam Payne Award

  • Deborah Williams & The Flame – Gordon Armstrong Playwright’s Rent Award

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