Big River, Cabaret, Cats, Lobby Hero, Stage Door Among Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees in Chicago

News   Big River, Cabaret, Cats, Lobby Hero, Stage Door Among Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees in Chicago
 
Nominees for the 2011 Non-Equity Jeff Awards were announced April 28 in Chicago, where audiences have, for years, embraced work by both union and non-union professional theatre artists.

Benjamin Sprunger, a nominee for Company
Benjamin Sprunger, a nominee for Company

The companies that earned the most nominations are Hypocrites (with 14) and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in association with Michael James (with 12).

The 2011 Non-Equity Jeff Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract for productions that opened between April 1, 2010, and March 31, 2011. The 38th Anniversary Non-Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony will be held on June 6 at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL.

The Equity Jeff Awards will be announced later in the year; that ceremony is in the fall.

Below are nominees in production and writing categories. For a complete list of nominees, visit www.jeffawards.org. 

PRODUCTION - PLAY
A Delicate Balance - Redtwist Theatre
Lobby Hero - Redtwist Theatre
Stage Door - Griffin Theatre Company
The Love of the Nightingale - Red Tape Theatre
Man From Nebraska - Redtwist Theatre
The Master and Margarita - Strawdog Theatre Company

PRODUCTION - MUSICAL
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Bohemian Theatre Ensemble
Boojum! Nonsense, Truth and Lewis Carroll - Chicago DCA Theater, Caffeine Theatre, and Chicago Opera Vanguard
Cabaret - The Hypocrites
Cats - Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre i/a/w Michael James
The Pirates of Penzance - The Hypocrites

NEW WORK
Emily Schwartz - The Three Faces of Doctor Crippen - The Strange Tree Group
Robert Tenges - People We Know - the side project
Tom Willmorth - Shakespeare's King Phycus - The Strange Tree Group i/a/w The Lord Chamberlain's Men

NEW ADAPTATION
Christina Calvit - Wuthering Heights - Lifeline Theatre
Robert Kauzlaric - Neverwhere - Lifeline Theatre
Carla Stillwell - Tad in 5th City - MPAACT

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