The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee has announced that Steve Scott will be presented with a Special Jeff Award at the November 6th Equity ceremony for his “career achievements that have inspired artistic collaboration, impacted educational outreach and demonstrated dramatic creativity for more than 37 years.”

In June, Scott announced that he would retire as producer at the Goodman Theatre, where he has overseen more than 200 productions.

Steve Scott

Scott has been a prolific director at the Goodman and beyond, holding 5 Jeff Award nominations, an After Dark Award, the Illinois Theatre Association’s Award of Honor, and Eclipse Theatre Company’s Corona Award. His directing credits at Goodman include Horton Foote’s “Blind Date,” “Rabbit Hole,” “Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock” and “No One Will Be Immune” for the David Mamet Festival, “Dinner With Friends,” “Wit,” the world premiere of Tom Mula’s “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (co-directed with Michael Maggio) and the 2011 and 2012 editions of “A Christmas Carol.” Other recent directing credits include “Yellow Face,” “The DNA Trail,” and “Yohen” (Silk Road Rising); “American Myth” (American Blues Theatre); “The Mandrake” (A Red Orchid Theatre); “Clybourne Park,” “Elemeno Pea,” “Elling,” “A Delicate Balance,” “Lettice and Lovage,” and “Shadowlands” (Redtwist Theatre); “Souvenir” and “Black Pearl Sings” (Northlight Theatre); “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” “Buried Child” and “Dealer’s Choice” (Shattered Globe Theatre); “Frozen” (Next Theatre Company); “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Much Ado About Nothing” (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); “The Teapot Scandals of 1923” and “Falsettos” (Porchlight Theatre); “The Grapes of Wrath,” “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Execution of Justice,” “Ah, Wilderness!,” “God’s Country” and “Judgment at Nuremberg” (Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University’s College of Performing Arts, where he is a faculty member); and a number of productions for Eclipse Theatre (where he is an ensemble member) including Alan Ayckbourn’s “Woman in Mind,” Arthur Miller’s “After the Fall,” John Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation,” Rebecca Gilman’s “Boy Gets Girl,” Keith Reddin’s “Big Time,” Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” and Lanford Wilson’s “The Moonshot Tapes.”

Scott has been a member of the Jeff Committee’s Artist and Technical Team since its inception, and also serves as a board member of Season of Concern, artistic advisor for Silk Road Rising and an associate artist with Chicago Dramatists and Collaboraction Theatre companies. He has served on the faculties of Columbia College Chicago, Loyola University, the Latin School of Chicago, and Baker University.

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Abigail Trabue

Abigail has worked as an actor/director in Chicago for over ten years, and along with husband Jason Epperson founded Lotus Theatricals in 2015, and PerformInk Chicago and Kansas City in 2016 (where she serves as Managing Editor of both publications). When not talking shop, Abigail is raising three padawans with Jason, drinking lots of coffee, converting school buses into RV’s, and eating all the foods at Disney World. You can find her on Twitter @AbigailTrabue

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