Nine, Chagrin, Lovechild Among 2001-02 Jeff Citation Noms in Chi

News   Nine, Chagrin, Lovechild Among 2001-02 Jeff Citation Noms in Chi The Citations Wing of Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee announced 71 nominations in 15 categories for the 2001-2002 29th Annual Citations season of non-union theatrical work in The Windy City.

The Citations Wing of Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee announced 71 nominations in 15 categories for the 2001-2002 29th Annual Citations season of non-union theatrical work in The Windy City.

TimeLine Theatre Company, CollaborAction and Shattered Globe Theatre lead Chicago's companies in nominations for non-union productions, with a total of eight, seven and six noms, respectively, it was announced April 22. The awards ceremony will be held June 10 at Park West.

Outstanding Production noms went to Eclipse Theatre's 2, Pyewacket's Boom Town, Stage Left's Chagrin Falls, TimeLine's The Crucible, CollaborAction's The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild, the musicals Pippin and Nine from Boxer Rebellion and Circle Theatre, respectively, and Shattered Globe's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Steve Scott, associate producer of The Goodman Theatre and a veteran Chicago director, will serve as master of ceremonies. This year's program will again feature scenes from selected productions.

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 nominations go to:

PRODUCTION


  • 2 ECLIPSE THEATRE COMPANY
  • Boom Town PYEWACKET THEATRE
  • Chagrin Falls STAGE LEFT THEATRE
  • The Crucible TIMELINE THEATRE COMPANY
  • The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild COLLABORACTION
  • Pippin BOXER REBELLION ENSEMBLE
  • Nine CIRCLE THEATRE
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? SHATTERED GLOBE THEATRE

ENSEMBLE

  • Alarms and Excursions COBALT ENSEMBLE THEATRE
  • Corpus Christi BAILIWICK REPERTORY
  • The Crucible TIMELINE THEATRE COMPANY
  • Jeeves and the Mating Season CITY LIT THEATER COMPANY
  • The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild COLLABORACTION
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? SHATTERED GLOBE THEATRE

DIRECTOR

  • Kevin Bellie Nine: The Musical CIRCLE THEATRE
  • Nick Bowling The Crucible TIMELINE THEATRE COMPANY
  • Louis Contey Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? SHATTERED GLOBE THEATRE
  • Kenneth Lee Boom Town PYEWACKET THEATRE
  • Kimberly Senior The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild COLLABORACTION
  • Nathaniel Swift 2 ECLIPSE THEATRE COMPANY
  • Kevin Theis Jeeves and the Mating Season CITY LIT THEATER COMPANY

NEW WORK

  • Donald Gecewicz Night Battles LIVE BAIT THEATER
  • Mia McCullough Chagrin Falls STAGE LEFT THEATRE
  • Jim O'Connor Rosemary PROP THTR

NEW ADAPTATION

  • Sean Graney Ajax THE HYPOCRITES
  • 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
  • Kerry Cox Night Sky BOXER REBELLION ENSEMBLE
  • Jenny McKnight Childe Byron ECLIPSE THEATRE COMPANY
  • Jenny McKnight Mrs. Mackenzie’s Beginner’s Guide to the Blues STAGE LEFT THEATRE
  • Linda Reiter Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? SHATTERED GLOBE THEATRE

ACTOR IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE

  • Gene Cordon Rosemary PROP THTR
  • Darrell W. Cox Some Voices PROFILES THEATRE
  • Steven Fedoruk 2 ECLIPSE THEATRE COMPANY
  • David Parkes The Crucible TIMELINE THEATRE COMPANY
  • Bob Skrocki Boom Town PYEWACKET THEATRE
  • Scott J. Sumerak Pippin BOXER REBELLION ENSEMBLE

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Katie Johnston The Moon's the Madonna CIRCLE THEATRE
  • Jennifer Kern Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? SHATTERED GLOBE THEATRE
  • Beth Lacke The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild COLLABORACTION
  • Katherine Ripley Fortinbras DEFIANT THEATRE
  • Kathrynne Ann Rosen A Bright Room Called Day MARY-ARRCHIE THEATRE CO.

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Tim Curtis The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild COLLABORACTION
  • Michael Dobbs The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild COLLABORACTION
  • Marc Jablon Sexual Perversity in Chicago THEO UBIQUE THEATRE CO.
  • Ryan Kitley The Big Funk CLOCK PRODUCTIONS
  • 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
  • Kevin Hagan Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? SHATTERED GLOBE THEATRE
  • Stephanie Nelson Unbinding Isaac REDMOON THEATER
  • Richard & Jacqueline Penrod Artist Descending a Staircase BROUTIL & FROTHINGHAM

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Nicole Rene Burchfield The Crucible TIMELINE THEATRE COMPANY
  • Michelle Lynette Bush Les Liaisons Dangereuses THEO UBIQUE THEATRE CO.
  • Jeffrey Kelly Nine: The Musical CIRCLE THEATRE

LIGHTING DESIGN

  • Steven Conway Night Battles LIVE BAIT THEATER
  • Heather Graff and Richard Peterson The Crucible TIMELINE THEATRE COMPANY
  • Jaymi Lee Smith Unbinding Isaac REDMOON THEATER

SOUND DESIGN

  • Matthew Callahan Fortinbras DEFIANT THEATRE
  • Victoria DeIorio Alarms and Excursions COBALT ENSEMBLE THEATRE
  • Joseph Fosco The Return of the King LIFELINE THEATRE
  • Michele Gillman Night Battles LIVE BAIT THEATER
  • Seth Greene Unbinding Isaac REDMOON THEATER
  • Andrew Hansen The Crucible TIMELINE THEATRE COMPANY

ORIGINAL MUSIC

  • Michele Gillman Night Battles LIVE BAIT THEATER
  • Poh'ro and The Ministers of the New Super Heavy Funk Kosi Dasa MPAACT THEATRE

MUSICAL DIRECTION

  • Eugene Dizon A Little Night Music PORCHLIGHT THEATRE
  • Carl Haan Nine: The Musical CIRCLE THEATRE
  • 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