Chicago's Non-Union Jeff Citations Go to Crucible, Chagrin Falls and More

News   Chicago's Non-Union Jeff Citations Go to Crucible, Chagrin Falls and More The Citations Wing of the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee presented 31 Citations in 15 categories June 10 at the 29th annual Citations Awards celebration, honoring non union theatrical events and artists from 2001-2002.

The Citations Wing of the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee presented 31 Citations in 15 categories June 10 at the 29th annual Citations Awards celebration, honoring non union theatrical events and artists from 2001-2002.

TimeLine Theatre Company and Shattered Globe Theatre led Chicago's non-union companies in Citations, taking home five awards each.

Outstanding Production honors were shared by The Crucible from TimeLine Theatre and Shattered Globe's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Chagrin Falls and Rosemary were named best new works.

PerformInk, Chicago's entertainment trade paper, and its publisher, Carrie L. Kaufman, were awarded a special Jeff Citation for "nurturing and support of the Chicago theatre community and for providing an invaluable resource to actors, artists, writers, stage hands and devotees of Chicago theatre."

The Citations Wing of the Jeff Committee was created to recognize outstanding achievement in professional productions of Chicago-area theatres not operating under union contracts. During the 2001-2002 Citations season (April 1, 2001-March 31, 2002) the Jeff Committee judged 125 productions from 55 producing organizations. The committee recommended 48 productions from 30 producing organizations, and the final list of Citations nominations represents 30 productions from 25 companies. The awards are non-competitive, and multiple recipients may receive awards in each category. The 2001-2002 Citations Awards went to:

PRODUCTION


  • The Crucible Timeline Theatre Company
  • Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Shattered Globe Theatre

ENSEMBLE

  • Corpus Christi Bailiwick Repertory
  • The Crucible Timeline Theatre Company
  • The Life And Times Of Tulsa Lovechild Collaboraction
  • Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Shattered Globe Theatre

DIRECTOR

  • Nick Bowling The Crucible Timeline Theatre Company
  • Louis Contey Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Shattered Globe Theatre
  • Nathaniel Swift 2 Eclipse Theatre Company

NEW WORK

  • Mia Mccullough Chagrin Falls Stage Left Theatre
  • Jim O'Connor Rosemary Prop Thtr

NEW ADAPTATION

  • Page Hearn Jeeves and the Mating Season City Lit Theater Company
  • Michael Thomas With or Without Wings The Baum House

ACTRESS IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE

  • Kati Brazda The Life And Times Of Tulsa Lovechild Collaboraction
  • Michelle Courvais Rosemary Prop Thtr
  • Linda Reiter Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Shattered Globe Theatre

ACTOR IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE

  • Darrell W. Cox Some Voices Profiles Theatre
  • Steven Fedoruk 2 Eclipse Theatre Company

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Jennifer Kern Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? SHATTERED GLOBE THEATRE
  • Beth Lacke The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild COLLABORACTION

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Marc Jablon Sexual Perversity in Chicago Theo Ubique Theatre Co.
  • Jim Slonina Fortinbras Defiant Theatre
  • Joseph Wycoff Jeeves and the Mating Season City Lit Theater Company

SCENIC DESIGN

  • Heather Graff And Richard Peterson The Crucible Timeline Theatre Company
  • Stephanie Nelson Unbinding Isaac Redmoon Theater

COSTUME DESIGN

LIGHTING DESIGN

  • Heather Graff And Richard Peterson The Crucible Timeline Theatre Company

SOUND DESIGN

  • Joseph Fosco The Return of the King Lifeline Theatre

ORIGINAL MUSIC

  • Poh'ro and The Ministers of the New Super Heavy Funk

MUSICAL DIRECTION

  • Chris Staton Pippin Boxer Rebellion Ensemble

Founded in 1968, the mission of the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee is to honor excellence in theatrical productions in the Chicago theatre community. Originally chartered to recognize Equity productions, the non-Equity wing was founded in 1973 to celebrate outstanding achievement in non union Chicago theatre. Non-Resident award categories were established in 1992 in recognition of the contributions to Chicago theatre by non-local producing organizations. The 45 member Committee, composed of theatre professionals and enthusiasts, evaluates approximately 200 theatrical productions and holds two awards ceremonies each year. The Citations Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in non-union productions, are presented in early June. The Jeff Awards for excellence in Equity and Non-Resident theatre are celebrated in November. — By Kenneth Jones