Home  |   FAQ  | Related Links |  Press Room & News  |  contact us
Jeff Recommended Shows
Now Playing
no longer playing
Nominees & Recipients
Jeff Awards History, Eligibility and Judging Mechanics
Jeff Committee Members
Search Archives of Past Awards

Photos above by Johnny Knight .   See the full photo gallery  from June 2





See the complete list of recipients and the press release with all the details.

"The Mother," a stage tale of class warfare, and "Passion," a musical of love and obsession, took home top honors for Oracle Productions and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre respectively Monday, June 2, at Park West during the 41st Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre.  Oracle, with five awards, and Theo Ubique, with four awards, garnered the most honors at Monday night's ceremony.

Sean Blake, a long-time Chicago actor and past multiple nominee, and Dana Tretta, musical actress Jeff award recipient and six-time nominee, served as emcees for the award show, which recognized 127 nomnees in 24 categories from 66 Jeff Recommended productions, and ultimately honored 25 recipients from 14 theatres with awards celebrating excellence in all aspects of Chicago Non-Equity theatre.  

Director and choreographer Brenda Didier directed Monday's ceremony and Jeff Non-Equity Chair, John D. Glover, produced the event.  Diane Hires, the chair of the 55-member Jeff Committee, welcomed the audience and presented this year's Special Jeff Award to Griffin Theatre Company for its dedication to provocative and transformational theatre for Chicago audiences as well as its touring theater that engages and enlightens youth throughout the United States.


45th ANNUAL JEFF EQUITY AWARDS PRESENTED NOV. 4  see the complete roster of recipients and the press release for all the details       

The gala 45th Annual Jeff Equity Awards was held Monday, November 4 at Drury Lane Oakbrook. Top production honors in the large tier category went to Steppenwolf Theatre Company's "Good People" and Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "Sunday in the Park with George." TimeLine Theatre Company's "33 Variations" and Porchlight Music Theater's "A Class Act" won the production awards in the midszie theatre tier.  Lyric Opera and The Second City received the Production - Revue Award for "The Second City Guide to the Opera."

The next Jeff Equity Awards will be held on Monday, October 13, 2014, at Drury Lane Oakbrook.

Photos from the 2013 Jeff Equity Awards Ceremony are on Johnny Knight photo on Facebook and click here for the complete gallery of Johnny Knight photos  from the pre-show/ceremony and post show.


Join us on  twitter  facebook
Now Playing
Equity Wing | see complete list
The Beverly Hillbillies, The Musical
Theatre at the Center

The Gun Show
16th Street Theater

Goodman Theatre

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Drury Lane Theatre

The Late Henry Moss
The Artistic Home

Non-Equity Wing | see complete list
Redtwist Theatre

Intimate Apparel
Eclipse Theatre Company

The Jungle
Oracle Productions

Men Should Weep
Griffin Theatre Company

Monstrous Regiment
Lifeline Theatre

41st Non-Equity Jeff Awards Presented June 2

Special Award for Dale Benson

TCG Looks at Theatre Awards

"Jeff Recommended" indicates that at least one element of a show was deemed excellent by opening night judges. The entire production is then eligible for nomination for awards at the end of the season.
The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee celebrates the vitality of Chicago area theatre by recognizing excellence through its recommendations, awards and honors. The committee fosters the artistic growth of area theatres and theatre artists and promotes educational opportunities, audience appreciation, and civic pride in the achievements of the theatre community.

Help us in our work of fostering high-quality Chicagoland theatre by making a tax-deductible donation. The Jeff Awards is a registered 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code.