2018 Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees Announced

2018 Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees Announced

New this year, performance categories will not be split by gender. Instead, each will have at least ten nominees and two recipients.

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Jeff Awards Drop 3-Year Hiatus, Approve New Initiatives

Jeff Awards Drop 3-Year Hiatus, Approve New Initiatives

The Joseph Jefferson Awards has announced they will eliminate the three-year waiting period placed on new non-Equity theaters, and address diversity issue.

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PerformInk’s Most Read Stories of 2017

PerformInk’s Most Read Stories of 2017

After the dam broke in the summer of 2016 with the closing of Profiles Theater, 2017 was, not surprisingly, peppered with the outing of abuses of power. Amidst a revolutionary nationwide reckoning, Chicago theater has been the theater industry’s example, both of abusers, and of a community coming together to...

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Jeff Awards Plan Steps to Diversify, Integrate with Theater Community

Jeff Awards Plan Steps to Diversify, Integrate with Theater Community

Key issues include a lack of diversity, a perception of bias towards “conventional productions,” transparency, community involvement, and the award’s overall lack of impact. 

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The 2017 Equity Jeff Award Winners

The 2017 Equity Jeff Award Winners

The 49th Annual Equity Jeff Awards honored last seasons achievements in Chicago theater Monday night at Drury Lane Oakbrook. “Sweeney Todd” at Paramount was the most honored production of the evening, earning five trophies, including the best Production-Musical-Large.

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Jeffs to Honor Steve Scott with Special Award

Jeffs to Honor Steve Scott with Special Award

The prolific director and recently retired Goodman producer will be honored for his 37-year career in Chicago theater.

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2017 Equity Jeff Award Nominees

2017 Equity Jeff Award Nominees

The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee has announced its slate of nominees for the equity wing of the 2017 Jeff Awards, covering shows that opened in the 2016-2017 season. The ceremony will be held Monday, November 6 at Drury Lane Oakbrook. 

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Jeff Committee Announces Study to Identify Areas Where Awards Can Improve

Jeff Committee Announces Study to Identify Areas Where Awards Can Improve

Opinion research firm Taproot+ has agreed to conduct a study for the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee this summer to identify current perceptions of the organization and where the Jeff Awards can improve. Recently the committee has been under scrutiny for a lack of diversity, particularly since Pulitzer-winning playwright Tracy Letts snubbed...

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The 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Award Winners

The 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Award Winners

The full list of winners of the 2017 Non-Equity Jeff Awards

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David Cerda to Receive Special Jeff Award

David Cerda to Receive Special Jeff Award

More than 200 members of the Chicago theater community signed a recommendation that the 2017 Non-Equity Special Jeff Award be given to David Cerda — the co-founder and Artistic Director of Hell in a Handbag Productions — for his theatrical and charitable contributions.

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