Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2019-01-16
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

45th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards announced
From a press release
2018-06-11

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


RChicago, IL ( June 11, 2018 ) — The Jeff Awards announced recipients of the 45th Annual Non—Equity Jeff Awards on Monday, June 11, at the Athenaeum Theatre.

Top honors were awarded to Steep Theatre Company's Lela & Co. and Griffin Theatre Company's Ragtime. Other productions receiving multiple awards included Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Interrobang Theatre Project's Foxfinder. Strawdog Theatre Company received a Special Award for "30 years of collaboration as an innovative and provocative Ensemble."

Between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, there were 136 eligible Non—Equity productions considered for Jeff Recommendation. Of those, 63 productions ( or 46% ) were recommended, including 15 world premieres. There were 45 productions that received at least one nomination, which represents the work of 32 theatre companies.

The Jeff Awards has been honoring outstanding theatre artists annually since it was established in 1968. With up to 55 members representing a wide variety of backgrounds in theatre ( including producers, directors, actors, playwrights, designers, professors of theatre, entertainment lawyers and agents, and theatre lovers ), the Jeff Awards is committed to celebrating the vitality of Chicago area theatre by recognizing excellence through its recommendations, awards, and honors. Opening night judges include not only the members but also Artistic & Technical theatre volunteers ( the "A/T Team" ), including Artistic Directors, producers, directors and artists from Chicago theatres. The Jeff Awards fosters the artistic growth of area theatres and theatre artists and promotes educational opportunities, audience appreciation, and civic pride in the achievements of the theatre community. Each year, the Jeff Awards judges over 300 theatrical productions and host two awards ceremonies. Originally chartered to recognize only Equity productions, the Jeff Awards established the Non—Equity Wing in 1973 to celebrate outstanding achievement in non—union theatre. The next Equity Awards will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018, at Drury Lane Oakbrook.

2018 NON-EQUITY JEFF AWARD RECIPIENTS

ENSEMBLE

"Ragtime" — Griffin Theatre Company

PRODUCTION — MUSICAL

"Ragtime" — Griffin Theatre Company

PRODUCTION — PLAY

"Lela & Co." — Steep Theatre Company

DIRECTOR — MUSICAL

Scott Weinstein — "Ragtime" — Griffin Theatre Company

DIRECTOR — PLAY

Robin Witt — "Lela & Co." — Steep Theatre Company

PERFORMER IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE — MUSICAL

Jacquelyne Jones ( Mrs. Lovett ) — "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" —

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

Philip Torre ( Sweeney Todd ) — "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" —

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

PERFORMER IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE — PLAY

Cruz Gonzalez—Cadel ( Lela ) — " Lela & Co." — Steep Theatre Company

Michael B. Woods ( Cyrano ) — "Cyrano" — BoHo Theatre

PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — MUSICAL

Katherine Thomas ( Sarah ) — "Ragtime" — Griffin Theatre Company

Missy Wise ( Blanche ) — "Bonnie & Clyde" — Kokandy Productions

PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — PLAY

Owais Ahmed ( Bashir ) — "The Invisible Hand" — Steep Theatre Company

Stella Martin ( Sherry ) — "Nice Girl" — Raven Theatre Company

NEW MUSICAL

Jay Paul Deratany, Joe Stevens, and Keaton Wooden — "The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier" —

Permoveo Productions i/a/w Pride Films and Plays

NEW PLAY

Loy A. Webb — "The Light" — The New Colony

MUSIC DIRECTION

Jeremy Ramey — "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" —

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

CHOREOGRAPHY

Jenna Schoppe — "Yank! A World War II Love Story" — Pride Films and Plays

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY

Kyle Encinas — "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" — Red Theater Chicago

ORIGINAL MUSIC IN A PLAY

Jesse Case — "Foxfinder" — Interrobang Theatre Project

SOUND DESIGN

Justin Glombicki — "In the Soundless Awe" — Saltbox Theatre Collective

COSTUME DESIGN

Beth Laske—Miller — "Shockheaded Peter" — Black Button Eyes Productions

LIGHTING DESIGN

James Kolditz — "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" —

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

SCENIC DESIGN

Eric Luchen — "Foxfinder" — Interrobang Theatre Project

MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

BY THEATRE

4 - Griffin Theatre Company

4 - Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

4 - Steep Theatre Company

2 - Pride Films and Plays ( 1 with Permoveo Productions )

2 - Interrobang Theatre Project

BY PRODUCTION

4 - Ragtime - Griffin Theatre Company

4 - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

3 - Lela & Co. - Steep Theatre Company

2 - Foxfinder - Interrobang Theatre Project


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Digital lottery, rush tickets for 'Fiddler' 2019-02-02 - Broadway In Chicago announced that there will be a digital lottery and rush tickets for the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, ...


Gay News

Firebrand Theatre Announces Casting for Chicago Premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST 2019-01-21 - CHICAGO ( January 18, 2019 ) — Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce full casting for its Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE ...


Gay News

New authors take on hard-hitting subjects at Playwrights Festival 2019-01-16 - With this year's crop of student one-acts, Pegasus Theatre Chicago is tackling homophobia, gentrification and other urban ordinariness that carries a political charge ...


Gay News

Fillet of Solo Storytelling Fest, Archy Jamjun, A Boy & A Diva Jan. 18, 25 2019-01-16 - Two-time The Moth GrandSLAM winner Archy Jamjun premieres his debut one man show, A Boy & A Diva, Jan. 18 and 25, as ...


Gay News

'Hedwig' tour in Chicago in 2019 2019-01-16 - John Cameron Mitchell—the Tony-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch—will bring his rock spectacle to the United States for the ...


Gay News

Groundbreaking 'I AM... Fest' April 27-29 2019-01-16 - Black Lives, Black Words International Project will launch the I AM… Fest, in partnership with Goodman Theatre. This first-of-its-kind international festival will take ...


Gay News

Johnson/Nash book release party Jan. 31 2019-01-16 - A joint book release celebrating E. Patrick Johnson's Black. Queer. Southern. Women: An Oral History and Jennifer Nash's Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality ...


Gay News

OUT on Stage' Jan. 17 on Dekkoo 2019-01-16 - OUT on Stage: The Series will debut Thursday, Jan. 17, on LGBT subscription-based streaming network Dekkoo. Zach Noe Towers hosts the show, which ...


Gay News

18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival line-up named 2019-01-16 - SketchFest Executive Producer Jill Valentine announced the official line-up for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, taking place through Jan. 20 at ...


Gay News

'Nina Simone' through March 2 2019-01-16 - Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2018-19 season with Nina Simone: ...


 



Copyright © 2019 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.