Accolades Across the Country

Kind of neat that last night was a celebration of theatre in both Toronto and Vancouver, with the Doras at the St. Lawrence Centre and the Jessies at the Commodore Ballroom.

Love the Doras. Love the chance for as many folks as possible to get together, get gussied up, see each other, celebrate and blow off some steam. Love seeing folks I don’t get enough time to see throughout the year, and I’d imagine it’s the same at the Jessies. A genuine celebration. JOY indeed.

Thom Allison, you are a host to be reckoned with. And so many thanks to the awesome team at TAPA for putting on yet another amazing party.

Dora recipient list is here, Jessie recipient list is here.

The finery isn’t put away yet for me – tonight’s the annual Fundraiser for The Toronto Fringe Festival – hosted by David Mirvish and held in the menswear section of Honest Ed’s (I KNOW, right?) it’s guaranteed to be a Fringe-tastic night!

2 Comments to “Accolades Across the Country”

  1. The Jessies were quite fun and wonderful this year, though the demise of the Vancouver Playhouse was a thread of sadness running through the fabric of the gathered theatre artists and administrators. You don’t lose a 50 year old Cultural Institution like that without a deep affect on the psyche of the community, but it was also a greatly bonded community, who, through that loss, have gotten to know each other much better. And the dance party really was a letting off of a lot of steam…
    Mackenzie Gray

    • I was thinking about the effect that would have on the Vancouver celebrations. I think both the TO and VanGroovy theatre communities had a lot of steam to blow off last night after a very strange year, and dancing to blow off steam and celebrate seemed like just the right things to do.

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