Chicago Jeff Citations do An "About Face" -- w/Five Awards for Dream Boy & Home

News   Chicago Jeff Citations do An "About Face" -- w/Five Awards for Dream Boy & Home
 
Thanks to such shows as Dream Boy and A Home at the End of the World, Chicago's About Face Theater led the pack of Jeff Citation Winners, scoring 5 in all. The theatre also led in nominations, with 12.

Thanks to such shows as Dream Boy and A Home at the End of the World, Chicago's About Face Theater led the pack of Jeff Citation Winners, scoring 5 in all. The theatre also led in nominations, with 12.

Joseph Jefferson Award Citations are given to Chicago's non-Equity theatres. Nominees were announced April 22; the awards were presented June 14 at Park West. Veteran Chicago actress Barbara Robertson served as master of ceremonies.

A special Citation was given to former Strawdog Theatre artistic director Richard Shavzin for creating the Unified Non-Equity General Auditions in 1994, which helped non-union actors gain opportunities to be seen by local playhouses.

The 1998-99 Citations season ran April 1, 1998-March 31, 1999, with the Jeff Committee judging 101 productions from 49 producing organizations. The Committee recommended 36 productions. The awards are non- competitive, and there can be multiple winners in each category. Winners are marked in bold with an asterisk.

PRODUCTION

* Dream Boy (About Face Theatre) & *The Freedom of the City (Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.)
Glengarry Glen Ross (Raven Theatre Company)
A Home at the End of the World (About Face Theatre)
Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Circle Theatre)
The Turn of the Screw (Pyewacket) ENSEMBLE
* The Freedom of the City (Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.) & *Hurlyburly (Strawdog Theatre Company)
Dream Boy (About Face Theatre)
Female Problems (Pegasus Players)
Glengarry Glen Ross (Raven Theatre Company)
Stray Dogs (Profiles Theatre)

DIRECTOR
* Richard Cotovsky, The Freedom of the City, Mary-Arrchie Theatre & *Eric Rosen, Dream Boy, About Face Theatre
Sarah Atkins, Stray Dogs, Profiles Theatre
Kyle Hall, A Home at the End of the World, About Face Theatre
Linda LeVeque, The Turn of the Screw, Pyewacket
Michael Menendian, Glengarry Glen Ross, Raven Theatre Company
Robin Stanton, The Waiting Room, Stage Left Theatre

ACTRESS IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE
* Marguerite Hammersley, The Waiting Room, Stage Left Theatre & *Donna Smothers, The Freedom of the City, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.
Bethanny Alexander, Murder in Green Meadows Circle Theatre
Liz Cloud, Bronte, The Free Associates
Kerry Cox, Stray Dogs, Profiles Theatre
Kate Harris, The Turn of the Screw, Pyewacket
Linda Reiter, Cheri, Live Bait Theater
Sarah Taylor, Alien Hand, Trap Door Theatre

ACTOR IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE
* Michael Dobbs, Hurlyburly, Strawdog Theatre Company & *Michael Nowak, The Turn of the Screw, Pyewacket
Kyle Hamman, The Freedom of the City, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.
Derek Hasenstab, A Home at the End of the World, About Face Theatre
Brian McCaskill, Glengarry Glen Ross, Raven Theatre Company
James McKay, Dream Boy, About Face Theatre
Joe Sikora, Frozen Assets, Shattered Globe Theatre
Joseph Wycoff, Hamlet, Street Signs

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
* Rebecca Jordan, Frozen Assets, Shattered Globe Theatre & *Stephanie Manglaras, Hurlyburly, Strawdog Theatre Company & Seema Sueko, The Waiting Room, Stage Left Theatre
Jane Blass, Female Problems, Pegasus Players
McKinley Carter, The Waiting Room, Stage Left Theatre
Janelle Snow, Auschwitz, Lullaby Circle Theatre

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
* Daniel Fine, Belmont Avenue Social Club, Pyewacket & *Bart Petty, Hurlyburly, Strawdog Theatre Company

Darrell W. Cox, Stray Dogs, Profiles Theatre
Steve Key, Frozen Assets, Shattered Globe Theatre
Doug McDade, Warhawks & Lindberghs, Shattered Globe Theatre
Matt O'Neill, The Vinyl Shop, The Factory Theater

SCENIC DESIGN
* Jose Luis de la Fuente, The Art of Dining, MRT Productions & * David Krajecki & Patrick Uphues, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Circle Theatre & * Joey Wade, A Month in the Country, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Geoffrey M. Curley, Dream Boy, About Face Theatre
Kevin Hagan, Rocket to the Moon, Shattered Globe Theatre
Joe Jahraus, Stray Dogs, Profiles Theatre
Martin McClendon, Bluebeard, Defiant Theatre
Michael S. Pieper, Orpheus Descending, Trap Door Theatre

COSTUME DESIGN
* Nicole Evangelista, Cheri, Live Bait Theater
Christine Knanishu, A Month in the Country, Bailiwick Repertory Theater
Karen Kawa, Warhawks & Lindberghs, Shattered Globe Theatre

LIGHTING DESIGN
* Joel Moritz, Dream Boy, About Face Theatre
Joel Moritz, A Home at the End of the World, About Face Theatre
David Gipson, The Lynching of Leo Frank, Pegasus Players

SOUND DESIGN
* Andre Pluess and Ben Sussman, Dream Boy, About Face Theatre & *Michael Weber and Brian Johnson, Warhawks & Lindberghs, Shattered Globe Theatre

ORIGINAL MUSIC
* Alex Ferrill and Jonathan Watkins, Edward II, The Journeymen & *Andre Pluess and Ben Sussman, Hamlet, Street Signs

MUSICAL DIRECTION
* Michael Duff, Female Problems, Pegasus Players
Judy Myers, 4 a.m. Boogie Blues, The New Tuners Theatre

NEW WORK
* Jim McDermott, Warhawks & Lindberghs, Shattered Globe Theatre & Robert Myers, The Lynching of Leo Frank, Pegasus Players.
Mike Beyer, Herb Stabler! Wandering Spirit!, The Factory Theater
Nicole Hollander with Cheri Coons, Female Problems, Pegasus Players
Marsha Myers and Jim Owen, 4 a.m. Boogie Blues, The New Tuners Theatre

NEW ADAPTATION
* Kyle Hall, A Home at the End of the World, About Face Theatre
Nick Digilio and Mike Vieau, The Vinyl Shop, The Factory Theater
Donald Gecewicz, Cheri, Live Bait Theater
Catherine Sullivan, Alien Hand, Trap Door Theatre

SPECIAL CITATION
Richard Shavzin (former artistic director of Strawdog Theatre).

-- By David Lefkowitz

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