The Frank Theatre and the Queer Arts Festival win two Jessie Awards for Camera Obscura

The Frank was overjoyed to learn that our 2018 production of Camera Obscura at the Queer Arts Festival was nominated for seven Jessies, and won two awards! Camera Obscura was the most technologically ambitious show the Frank has produced, bringing together queer artists from across Canada and incorporating an innovative video design by Sammy Chien, assisted by Kanon Hewitt. Here is a full list of our accolades:


Outstanding Production in Small Theatre & Outstanding Lighting Design in Small Theatre: James Proudfoot


Outstanding Sound Design in Small Theatre: Stefan Smulovitz
Outstanding Direction in Small Theatre: Lesley Ewan
Outstanding Production in Small Theatre
Significant Artistic Achievement – Projection/Video Design: Sammy Chien
Outstanding Original Script: Lesley Ewan

We’re so grateful for the recognition, and so proud of all the incredible artists involved. This was a win for queer theatre in this city!