Jessie Richardson Awards

Sydney J. Risk Foundation  – Jessie Richardson Awards

(Year Recipient Amount Presenter)

  1. 1988 Ian Weir “The Idler” $400 Presenter: Presenter: Donald H. Risk & Lois McLean
  2. 1989 Alex Brown “The Wolf Within” $400 Presenter: Donald H. Risk & Lois McLean
  3. 1990 Morris Panych “Seven Stories” $400 Presenter: Donald H. Risk & Lois McLean
  4. 1991 Morris Panych “The Necessary Steps” $500 Presenter: Joy Coghill
  5. 1992 Gordon Armstrong “A Map of the Senses” $500 Presenter: Donald H. Risk & Lois McLean
  6. 1993 Katherine Schlemmer “Iceberg Lettuce” $500 Presenter: Donald H. Risk
  7. 1994 Linda A. Carson “Dying to be Thin” $500 Presenter: Donald H. Risk
  8. 1995 Michael MacLennan “Beat the Sunset” $500 Presenter: Michael Pidgeon
  9. 1996 Dorothy Dittrick “When We Were Singing” $500 Presenters: Lois McLean with Garth Drabinsky at the Ford Theatre
  10. 1997 Colin Heath “For Art’s Sake” $600 Presenter: Donald H. Risk with Peter Hinton, Director of the Playwrights Theatre Centre
  11. 1998 Kathleen Oliver “Swollen Tongues” $600 Presenter: Bill Millerd on behalf of Presenter: Donald H. Risk
  12. 1999 Jennifer Griffin “Drinking with Persephone” $600 Presenter: Donald H. Risk
  13. 2000 Peter Zednik “Time after Time” Green Thumb Theatre $600 Presenters: Donald H. Risk with Glynnis Layshon, Artistic Director of Playhouse
  14. 2001 Kevin Kerr “Unity (1918)” Touchstone Theatre $600 Presenters: Donald H. Risk with Kendra Sprinkling, convenor, producer of Starry Night – an AIDS fundraiser
  15. 2002 Lucia Frangione “Cariboo Magi” $600 Presenter: Lois McLean
  16. 2003 Drew McCreadie “The Cat Who Ate Her Husband” Ruby Slippers Theatre $600 Presenter: Donald H. Risk
  17. 2004 Amiel Gladstone ”Lena’s Car” $600 Presenters: Donald H. Risk & Drew McCreadie
  18. 2005 Michele Riml “Rage” $850 Presenters: Donald H. Risk and Amiel Gladstone
  19. 2006 Tara Jean Wilkin “My Father’s House” $  850 Presenter: Donald H. Risk
  20. 2007 Tanya Marquard “Lounge” $  850 Presenter: Donald H. Risk
  21. 2008 James Long “The View From Above” $  850Presenter: Katey Wright
  22. 2009 Kevin Loring “Where the Blood Mixes” $ 1,000 Presenter: Donald H Risk
  23. 2010 John Murphy “True Story” $ 1,000 Presenters: Jillian Fargey & Katey Wright
  24. 2011 Dave Deveau “My Funny Valentine” $ 1,000 Presenter: Donald H Risk
  25. 2012 Meghan Gardiner “Role Call” $ 1,000 Presenter: Donald H Risk
  26. 2013 Gilles Poulin Denis “Statu Quo” Theatre la Seizieme $ 1,000 Presenter: Donald H Risk
  27. 2014 Billy Marchenski  “Slowpoke”RADIX Theatre$ 1,000 Presenter: Donald H Risk
  28. 2015 Christine Quintana   “Selfie” $ 1,500 Presenter: Donald H Risk
  29. 2016 James Gordon King  “Rivulets: 3 short plays about a Flood” $ 1,500 Presenter: Donald H Risk
  30. 2017 Quelemia Sparrow: “O’Wet/ Lost Lagoon” $ 1,500 Presenter: Christine Quintana
  31. 2018 Rachel Aberle “The Code” $1,500 Presenter: Donald H Risk
  32. 2019 Kim Senklip Harvey ‘Kamloopa’  $2,000  Presenter: Donald H Risk
  33. 2020 Derek Chan ‘Chicken Girl’ $2,500 Presenter: (virtual, online, COVID)
  34. 2021  Donation of $2,500 to Jessie Richardson Awards Society (Jessie’s cancelled due to COVID)

                       Total Awarded:          $31,400