Chicago's Non-Union Jeff Citations To Be Announced at Ceremony June 11

News   Chicago's Non-Union Jeff Citations To Be Announced at Ceremony June 11 Back on April 26, the Citation Wing of the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee announced the nominees for its annual Jeff Citations for excellence in non-union theatre in the Chicago area. On June 11, the winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony at Park West on Armitage Avenue. Performer and Northlight Theatre artistic director BJ Jones will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, which will also feature scenes from nominated shows.

Back on April 26, the Citation Wing of the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee announced the nominees for its annual Jeff Citations for excellence in non-union theatre in the Chicago area. On June 11, the winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony at Park West on Armitage Avenue. Performer and Northlight Theatre artistic director BJ Jones will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, which will also feature scenes from nominated shows.

The Jeff Committee judged 108 productions from 49 producing organizations, staged between April 1, 2000-March 31, 2001. The "non competitive" awards may have multiple winners in various categories, according to spokesperson Bruce K. Siewerth.

The Jeff Awards for union-scale productions — both homegrown and non resident — generally occur in November. The Equity-oriented Jefferson Awards began in 1968. The non-Equity Citations began in 1973.

Last year, Circle Theatre, with six awards for The Crime of the Century, topped the winners list. This year Lifeline Theatre (with 12 nominations) and Eclipse Theatre ( with 11) look to top Circle for the 28th annual honors.

Here are the 2001 Jeff Citation nominees: PRODUCTION
Another Part of the Forest (Eclipse Theatre Company)
Coyote on a Fence (Shattered Globe Theatre)
Hunchback (Redmoon Theatre)
Into the Woods (Porchlight Theatre)
Jane Eyre (Lifeline Theatre)
Not About Nightingales (Timeline Theatre Company)
Pistols for Two (Lifeline Theatre)

ENSEMBLE
Another Part of the Forest Hunchback (Redmoon Theatre)
Into the Woods (Porchlight Theatre)
Love Child (Live Bait Theatrical)
Not About Nightingales (Timeline Theatre)
Pistols for Two (Lifeline Theatre)
Porcelain (Trap Door Theatre)

DIRECTOR
Nick Bowling Another Part of the Forest (Eclipse Theatre)
William Brown Not About Nightingales (Timeline Theatre)
Dado Coyote on a Fence (Shattered Globe)
Michael Matthews Porcelain (Trap Door Theatre)
Dorothy Milne Jane Eyre (Lifeline Theatre)
Dorothy Milne Pistols for Two (Lifeline Theatre)
Anthony Moseley Refuge (Collaboraction)
L. Walter Stearns Into the Woods (Porchlight)

NEW WORK
Luther Goins Love Child (Live Bait)
Paul Kampf American Gothic (Breadline Theatre)
G. Riley Mills and Ralph Covert Streeterville (Timeline)

NEW ADAPTATION
Christina Calvit Pistols for Two (Lifeline)
Jim Lasko in collaboration with the Redmoon Company Hunchback (Redmoon Theatre)

ACTRESS IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE
Amy Carle Refuge (Collaboraction)
Michelle Courvais Private Eyes (Acme Arts Society presents Sliced Bread Production)
Marlene Flood Passion (Porchlight)
Jenifer Tyler Key Jane Eyre (Lifeline Theatre)
CeCe Klinger A Woman Without a Name (Eclipse Theatre)
Eileen Niccolai The Batting Cage (Shattered Globe Theatre)

ACTOR IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE
Jamie Axtell The Resurrectionists (Boxer Rebellion Ensemble)
John Dunleavy A Night in November (Seanachai Theatre Company)
Eric Johnson The Pitchfork Disney(Trap Door Theatre)
Steve Key Coyote on a Fence (Shattered Globe)
Tom McElroy Another Part of the Forest (Eclipse)
Gary Simmers Another Part of the Forest (Eclipse)
Gary Simmers Watch on the Rhine (Eclipse)
Jeffrey Solomon Mother Son (Bailiwick Repertory)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Angela Bullard Present Laughter (Bailiwick Repertory)
Heather Graff Estrogen Fest (The Aardvark)
Dana Green Another Part of the Forest (Eclipse)
Jenny McKnight Watch on the Rhine (Eclipse)
Linda Reiter Invitation to a March (Shattered Globe)
Ann Wakefield Another Part of the Forest (Eclipse)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
John Cabrera Refuge (Collaboraction)
David Parkes Not About Nightingales (Timeline)
Tony Peterson The Resurrectionists (Boxer Rebellion)
John Simmons Triumph of Love (Circle Theatre)
Marco Verna Not About Nightingales (Timeline)

SCENIC DESIGN
Alan Donahue Jane Eyre (Lifeline)
Alan Donahue Pistols for Two (Lifeline)
Robert A. Knuth The Life (Circle Theatre)
Robert A. Knuth Triumph of Love (Circle Theatre)
Jim Lasko and Shoshanna Utchenik Hunchback (Redmoon Theatre)
Rick Young American Buffalo (Circle Theatre)

COSTUME DESIGN
Nicole Burchfield Another Part of the Forest (Eclipse Theatre Company)
Jeffrey Kelly Triumph of Love (Circle Theatre)
Joel Klaff Hunchback (Redmoon Theatre)
Kim Fencl Rak Pistols for Two (Lifeline Theatre)

LIGHTING DESIGN
Christine Binder Hunchback (Redmoon Theatre)
Kevin Gawley Jane Eyre (Lifeline Theatre)
Joe Kazmierski Not About Nightingales (Timeline)
Lynne Koscielniak Invitation to a March (Shattered Globe)

SOUND DESIGN
Alberto Carrasco Jane Eyre (Lifeline Theatre)
Andrew Hansen Not About Nightingales (Timeline Theatre)
Chris J. Johnson Refuge (Collaboraction)
Bob Rokos and Dave Bell Coyote on a Fence (Shattered Globe)
Michael Zerang Hunchback (Redmoon Theatre)

CHOREOGRAPHY
Kevin Bellie The Life (Circle Theatre)
Kevin Bellie Triumph of Love (Circle Theatre)

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Chris J. Johnson Refuge (Collaboraction)
Michael Zerang Hunchback (Redmoon Theatre)

MUSICAL DIRECTION
Eugene Dizon Into the Woods (Porchlight)
Eugene Dizon Passion (Porchlight)
Jon Steinhagen Triumph of Love (Circle Theatre)

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Theatre Roundup / Nominations:

Lifeline 12
Eclipse 11
Circle Theatre 8
Redmoon 8
TimeLine 8
Shattered Globe 7
Porchlight 6
CollaborAction 5
Trap Door 3
Bailiwick 2
Boxer Rebellion 2
Live Bait 2
Aardvark 1
Breadline 1
Seanachai 1
Sliced Bread 1


— by Ernio Hernandez
and David Lefkowitz