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Theatre Awards - Vancouver and West Coast Residents

posted on 7:28 AM, May 1, 2017

Call for Submissions!

2017 Colin Campbell Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre

Submit online here: http://bit.ly/2qgNJw9
colincampbellaward  This Award has been established in Colin's name to recognize an individual who has demonstrated ongoing commitment and excellence in the field of technical theatre. Will be awarded at the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards.

The Colin Campbell Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre will be 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. Award Recipients will be honored annually at the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards with a $500 Cash Prize and a certificate.


People currently eligible for this award create and interpret the setting and work in professional theatre in the following positions:

  • Production Manager
  • Stage Manager or Assistant Stage Manager
  • Props Builders, Props Buyers, Props
  • Set Builder
  • Scenic Carpenter
  • Scenic Painter
  • Stage Crew
  • Wig Maker
  • Cutter
  • Sewer
  • Technicians
  • Technical Director
  • Wardrobe Staff
  • Dressers
  • Milliners

And other similar positions not listed above.

Please also see the Mary Phillips Prize nomination form for those professionals in other “behind the scenes” positions.

Submission Guidelines:

Individuals may be nominated by someone else or may nominate themselves. Submissions will be collected by the Colin Campbell Award Committee.

Applications Must Contain:

  1. Name of Person Making Submission
  2. Name of Nominee
  3. Phone number, email address and website if applicable.
  4. A short bio of Nominee (150 words).
  5. An overview of the Nominee’s experience in technical theatre in Greater Vancouver (1 page).
  6. Why this Nominee is an excellent candidate for this award (50 words).

Applications may be submitted to  

OR you can submit online here:  http://bit.ly/2qgNJw9  

Deadline:  May 16, 2017

For more information, please contact .

Donations in any amount may be made in Colin’s name through the Vancouver Foundation at https://vancouverfoundation.ca/ColinCampbellAwardFund/donateonline.asp or by contacting Kristin Helgason at  or 604.629-5186.


Colin lived and worked in technical theatre and live performance for over 30 years in a variety of capacities and increasing responsibility, until his retirement for health reasons shortly before his death.  He began his career with Western Canada Theatre while still in high school in Kamloops remained constant in his commitment to the live performance industry thereafter.  

His career in Vancouver spanned Expo ’86 to the 2010 Olympics, and he stick-handled performance events within these major international events, saw the industry change and develop, and embraced new technologies, finding ways to “save time, save money” while always “putting the art first.” Despite his health challenges, he navigated three highly ambitious projects for the 2010 Cultural Olympiad for the Playhouse this year: two technically complex mainstage productions and a national tour to five venues. The Playhouse’s six Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for the 2009/10 season are a reflection of his dedication, professionalism and absolute commitment to the highest production and artistic standards possible.

Colin served as first Technical Director, and then Production Manager at the Playhouse from 1999-2010. Before that, he worked as Production Manager and Technical Director at the Gateway Theatre, Technical Director for Theatre Under the Stars and Karen Jamieson Dance Company, and Production Manager for the Vancouver International Fringe Festival, and lent his time and talents to many productions around the city.

The John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award

This award is intended to assist mature West Coast theatre artists to further their artistic development and takes the form of a $2,000 cash award, established in memory of John and Larry. Applications will be considered for projects, courses or to fulfil your heart’s desire.

Required: A West Coast residency or connection and a minimum of 10 years artistic, administrative or technical professional theatre experience.

Submit: A project proposal (can simply be a letter), a resume, and the names & contact information of 2 references.

Deadline: Annually, on May 16th. No late applications or retroactive funding.

Email to: 

For further information: email 

This award is presented each year at the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards.


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