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Court Theatre Nominated for Six Jeff Awards

Alfred H. Wilson and Ronald L. Conner in Two Trains Running by Michael Brosilow.

Jeff Awards season is upon us! We are overjoyed to announce that we’ve been nominated for six awards for our productions during the 2021/22 season. This recognition is a testament to the artists and designers who share their talents with our audiences, and we could not be more proud. 

Each year, the Joseph Jefferson Awards committee honors outstanding Chicago-area theatres and artists. We look forward to celebrating with the rest of the nominees at the 54th annual Jeff Equity Awards on Monday, October 17. The ceremony will be held at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook and hosted by E. Faye Butler. More information can be found at

2021/22 Court Theatre Jeff Award Nominations

Production of a Play (Large):
Two Trains Running

Ensemble for a Play
Two Trains Running

Director of a Play (Large)
Ron OJ ParsonTwo Trains Running

Performer in a Principal Role – Play
Chaon Cross (Ellida) – The Lady from the Sea

Scenic Design (Large)
Jack MagawTwo Trains Running

Sound Design (Large)
André PluessThe Lady from the Sea

And we’re in good company! We are delighted to see many Court collaborators included on the list of Jeff Award nominees, including: : E. Faye Butler, Tyla Abercrumbie, J. Nicole Brooks, Lisa Peterson, Cody Estle, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Kate Fry, Al’Jaleel McGhee, Deanna Reed-Foster, Linda Reiter, Susan Moniz, Alexis J. Roston, Bethany Thomas, Felicia P. Fields, Sheldon D. Brown, Jennifer Engstrom, Sean Fortunato, Elizabeth Ledo, Xavier Edward King, Alex Goodrich, Linda Buchanan, Rachel Hauck, Todd Rosenthal, Arnel Sancianco, Lindsay Mummert, Raquel Adorno, Christine Pascual, Izumi Inaba, Mara Blumenfeld, Ray Nardelli, Christopher Kriz, Jeffrey Levin, Lee Fiskness, Jason Lynch, Liz Gomez, Ben Collins-Sussman, Rasean Davonte Johnson, Mike Tutaj, and David Woolley.  

We’d also like to give a special shout-out to Yi Zhao, nominated for Lighting Design (Large) for “Life After” at Goodman Theatre. Yi Zhao is an alumnus of the University of Chicago and was nominated for Best Lighting Design of a Play for “The Skin of Our Teeth” at the 2022 Tony Awards, wherein we were presented with the 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award.

Now, as ever, we are humbled by this acknowledgement. To the Jeff committee, thank you for recognizing our work; to our collaborators, thank you for your insight, dedication, and creativity; to our audiences, thank you for your unwavering support; and to the Chicago theatre community, thank you for being such an incredible home. 

See all of the nominations here, and don’t forget to subscribe to our 2022/23 season! Featuring a classic comedy, a play based on a true story, a haunting drama, and an exuberant musical, each one of these productions is sure to delight, challenge, and inspire. Don’t miss the season opener, Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by Jeff Award nominee and Resident Artist, Ron OJ Parson!

Posted on August 24, 2022 in Theatre News

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