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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 for Behind-the-Scenes Achievement

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


Ray Michal Award for Outstanding Work and/or Body of Work
by an Emerging Director

Awarded to an emerging director, which is defined as an individual who is within the first five (5) years of their professional debut as a director, who has combined commitment, vision, integrity, and added a dash of daring to their artistic endeavours
and body of work.

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Sam Payne Award for Most Promising Emerging Artist

Awarded to an emerging artist is an individual who is within three (3) years of their
professional debut in the field for which they are being considered.
Eligible disciplines include, but are not limited to, performance, playwriting, stage management and design.

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