Two Jessie Awards for How I Learned to Drive

We’re very excited and a lot humbled.

How I Learned to Drive, the play we produced last year at Performance Works on Granville Island picked up two Jessie Richardson awards last night in Vancouver.  Both in the ‘small theatre’ category.

Allan Morgan got the award for outstanding performance by an actor in a lead role, and Eileen Barrett won for outstanding performance by an actress in a lead role.

Four years ago when Eileen read Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning play How I Learned to Drive, she couldn’t understand why it had never been done in Vancouver. Our answer was, “lets do it” and so began a wonderful experience with some of the city’s best actors, director, lighting designers and stage managers. 

It’s a real tribute to the acting community in Vancouver that this kind of self-funded theatre can still be done, and done to critical acclaim.