John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award

An annual award intended to assist mature West Coast theatre artists to further their artistic development, and will take the form of a cash prize.

Awarded annually to an individual at any stage of their career who has displayed excellence and commitment to the field of professional technical theatre in Greater Vancouver through their body of work. Recipients receive cash prize and a certificate.

Colin Campbell Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre

Mary Phillips Award

Someone who has worked tirelessly “behind the scenes” for the community and yet has never taken a bow; someone who exemplifies the spirit and dedication that was Mary.

This winner receives a Jessie statue and is chosen by a committee from the theatre community and David Phillips





Awarded to an individual, initiative or company who nourishes the values of empathy, reciprocity, compassion and responsibility, all while empowering the voices of those who have been historically silenced.

Vancouver NOW Representation & Inclusion Award

GVPTA Career Achievement Award & Patron of the Arts Award


Nominations are being accepted for two annual awards for local individuals/organizations that have made considerable contributions to the local theatre industry:


  • the Patron of the Arts Award which recognizes outstanding contribution to theatre, not as a practitioner but as an integral supporter that advances the ecology through their dedicated support and contribution of expertise or resources. Nominee could be an individual, organization or business, and

  • the GVPTA Career Achievement Award which recognizes an individual's exemplary commitment to the theatre and an elevating impact on the industry.