Graceland, The Glorious Ones, Chess and Treasure Island Are Non-Equity Jeff Nominees

News   Graceland, The Glorious Ones, Chess and Treasure Island Are Non-Equity Jeff Nominees Nominations for the Non-Equity Jeff Awards were announced May 6 in Chicago, where non-union theatre is taken seriously by audiences, critics and industry alike. The awards will be handed out at the 37th Non-Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony on June 7 at the Park West in Chicago, IL.

The awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract, for productions that opened between April 1, 2009, and March 31, 2010.

Among the nominees is Profiles Theatre's production of Ellen Fairey's Graceland. Lincoln Center Theater plucked up the script and is producing a separate Off-Broadway production at the moment.

The most-nominated productions were Theo Ubique's Chess and BoHo's The Glorious Ones, with eight each. Lifeline's new adaptations were honored: Treasure Island earned six, Busman's Honeymoon earned five and Mrs. Caliban took three.

Other new works recognized include The House Theatre of Chicago's Wilson Wants It All with six nominations, and Quest Theatre Ensemble's Evolution/Creation with five nominations.

A selection of nominees is listed below. For a complete list of nominees, or for more information about the ceremony, visit www.jeffawards.org. SELECT 2010 NON-EQUITY JEFF AWARD NOMINEES

PRODUCTION - PLAY

Busman's Honeymoon - Lifeline Theatre
Death of a Salesman - Raven Theatre
Killer Joe - Profiles Theatre
The Pillowman - Redtwist Theatre
St. Crispin's Day - Strawdog Theatre Company
Wilson Wants It All - The House Theatre of Chicago

PRODUCTION - MUSICAL
Chess - Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre i/a/w Michael James
Evolution/Creation - Quest Theatre Ensemble
The Glorious Ones - Bohemian Theatre Ensemble
The Who's Tommy - Circle Theatre

NEW WORK
Aaron Carter - First Words - MPAACT
Ellen Fairey - Graceland - Profiles Theatre
Tommy Lee Johnston - Aura - Redtwist Theatre
Andrew Park & Scott Lamps - Evolution/Creation - Quest Theatre Ensemble
Michael Rohd & Phillip C. Klapperich - Wilson Wants It All - The House Theatre of Chicago

NEW ADAPTATION
Bilal Dardai - The Man Who Was Thursday - New Leaf Theatre
Sean Graney - Oedipus - The Hypocrites
Frances Limoncelli - Busman's Honeymoon - Lifeline Theatre
Frances Limoncelli - Mrs. Caliban - Lifeline Theatre
William Massolia - Little Brother - Griffin Theatre Company

ENSEMBLE
The Glorious Ones - Bohemian Theatre Ensemble
Red Noses - Strawdog Theatre Company
Twelve Angry Men - Raven Theatre
Under Milk Wood - Caffeine Theatre

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