Chicago's Non-Equity Jeff Awards Handed Out June 6; Big River, Cabaret, Cats, Lobby Hero Among Nominees

News   Chicago's Non-Equity Jeff Awards Handed Out June 6; Big River, Cabaret, Cats, Lobby Hero Among Nominees
The 2011 Non-Equity Jeff Awards, honoring excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract — for productions that opened between April 1, 2010, and March 31, 2011 — will be given out June 6. This is the 38th anniversary ceremony.

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).

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.

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 

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

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

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

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

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