This week on Vancouver stages: our weekly round-up from Vancouver Presents

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Vancouver actor Dakota Daulby in a scene from Roar

The nominees for the 17th annual Leo Awards, celebrating British Columbia’s film and television industry, were revealed recently. Among the nominees is 20-year old Dakota Daulby (photo above) who received two best lead actor nominations in both the feature and short drama categories for the films Black Fly and Roar. Daulby shares nominations in both categories with his co-star Matthew MacCaull from the same two films. Read more.

The Arts Club Theatre Company production of Saint Joan garnered seven Jessie Award nominations. Photo by David Cooper.

The Arts Club Theatre Company production of Saint Joan garnered seven Jessie Award nominations. Photo by David Cooper.

Nominations for Vancouver’s equivalent to the Tony Awards were announced today, with the Arts Club Theatre Company leading the way with a total of nineteen Jessie Award nominations in the large theatre category. Pi Theatre received eight nominations in the small theatre category for its production of Blasted and Théâtre la Seizième received an impressive sixteen, equally divided between the large theatre and theatre for young audiences categories. Read more.

Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles as James & Jamesy in High Tea

Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles as James & Jamesy in High Tea

For a city seemingly obsessed with coffee, sometimes a cuppa can be a refreshing change, but even with some moments of real comedy brilliance, James & Jamesy in High Tea takes its bloody long time to fully steep. Read more.

Beverley Elliott performs in a remount of her solo show ...didn't see that coming as part of Gateway Theatre's 2015/2016 season

Beverley Elliott performs in a remount of her solo show …didn’t see that coming as part of Gateway Theatre’s 2015/2016 season

It is a season of season’s announcements as Richmond’s Gateway Theatre revealed its own 2015/2016 line-up that its Artistic Director Jovanni Sy calls “a year of song and laughter, with a French twist”. Read more.

Meet Vancouver director Tamara McCarthy

Meet Vancouver director Tamara McCarthy

Meet Vancouver-based director Tamara McCarthy. Tamara next directs the Naked Goddess Productions presentation of Neil Labute’s In a Forest, Dark and Deep at the Havana Theatre on May 20-30. Read more.

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