Theatre School Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Students Receive 2023 Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations

Congratulations to The Theatre School community members who received 2023 Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations. All in all, TTS alumni, faculty, staff, and students received 14 nominations!

The 2023 Non-Equity Jeff Awards will be presented Monday, March 25, 2024 at Park West in Chicago.

The full list of TTS-affiliated nominees are:

MIKAEL BURKE (MFA, Directing, ’18) – Director, Play, Tambo & Bones at Refracted Theatre Company

ELLIE FEY (BFA, Lighting Design, ’23) – Lighting Design, Witch at The Artistic Home

SHAWNA FRANKS (BFA, Acting, ’90) – Performer in a Supporting Role, Play, Right Now at Facility Theatre

SHAWNA FRANKS (BFA, Acting, ’90) – Ensemble, Play, Right Now at Facility Theatre

MAGGIE FULLILOVE-NUGENT (Faculty) – Lighting Design, The Threepenny Opera at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

JESSIE GOWENS (Staff) – Costume Design, The Crucible at Invictus Theatre Company

KEVIN HAGAN (MFA, Scene Design, ’96) – Scenic Design, Dying For It at The Artistic Home

JULIAN HESTER (BFA, Acting, ’12) – Performer in a Principal Role, Play, Witch at The Artistic Home

EVAN M. JACKSON (MFA, Directing, ’03) – New Work, The Last Queen of Camelot at Idle Muse Theatre Company

ETHAN KORVNE (BFA, Sound Design, ’24) – Sound Design, Tambo & Bones at Refracted Theatre Company

ETHAN KORVNE (BFA, Sound Design, ’24) – Original Music in a Play, Tambo & Bones at Refracted Theatre Company

JOCELYN MAHER (MFA, Acting, ’23) – Ensemble, Play, Cat’s Cradle at Lifeline Theatre.

TYRONE PHILLIPS (Faculty) – Director, Play, Fairview at Definition Theatre

SEBBY WOLDT (BFA, Sound Design, ’16) – Sound Design, Indoor Cats at Red Theater

 

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Blues for an Alabama Sky at Remy Bumppo Theatre

Blues for an Alabama Sky, Remy Bumppo Theatre at Theater Wit, closes 10/15/2023. MIKAEL BURKE (MFA, Directing, ’18) directs. EDGAR SANCHEZ (BFA, Acting, ’07) is in the cast and TAE SANTOS (MFA, Acting, ’23) is an understudy.  EMILY ALTMAN (Staff) is the scenic charge artist, JEAN E. COMPTON (BFA, Stage Management, ’14) is the stage manager, MARTINE KEI GREEN-ROGERS (Dean) is the dramaturg, SAM LANCASTER (BFA, Theatre Technology, ’23) is the assistant props designer, LAUREN NICHOLS (Faculty) is the scenic designer, MANUEL ORTIZ (BFA, Acting, ’12) is the technical director, SHADANA PATTERSON (MFA, Acting, ’15) is the dialect and vocal designer, and CAMILLE PUGLIESE (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, ’24) is the assistant dramaturg.

Sugar in our Wounds by First Floor Theatre

Sugar in our Wounds, First floor Theatre at The Den Theatre, closes 11/23/2019. MIKAEL BURKE (MFA, Directing, ’18) directs. GRAINNE ORTLIEB (BFA, Acting, ’19) is in the cast. MADELINE ROSE BYRNE (BFA, Costume Design, ’19) is our costume designer. CATHERINE MILLER (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, ’14) is the casting director.

Prop Thtr’s Season opens with ‘The Storefront Project’ in Collaboration with the MCA

The Storefront ProjectProp Thtr and The Museum of Contemporary Art, closes 9/22/2019. MIKAEL BURKE (MFA, Directing, ’18), APRIL CLEVELAND (MFA, Directing, ’19), and COYA PAZ (Faculty) all direct pieces included in the project.

In April Cleveland’s piece, GRACE GRINDELL (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’19) assistant directs. KYA BRICKHOUSE (BFA, Acting, ’19), GREGORY J. FIELDS (BFA, Acting, ’19), and NICK WREN (BFA, Acting, ’20) are all in the cast.

Victory Gardens’ Ignition Festival of New Plays

#NEWSLAVES, at Victory Gardens Theater’s Ignition Festival, one night only 8/2/2019 at 7:30PM. MIKAEL BURKE (MFA, Directing, ’18) directs. McKENZIE CHINN (MFA, Acting, ’11), JALEN GILBERT (BFA, Acting, ’16), CASEY MORRIS (MFA, Acting, ’15), and EDGAR SANCHEZ (BFA, Acting, ’07) is in the cast.

They Could Give No Name, at Victory Gardens Theater’s Ignition Festival, one reading only 8/3/2019 at 11:00AM. KRYSTAL ORTIZ (BFA, Acting, ’16) and COLIN SPHAR (BFA, Acting, ’11) are in the cast.

The Gradient, at Victory Gardens Theater’s Ignition Festival, one reading only 8/4/2019 at 3:00PM. KROYDELL GALIMA (BFA, Acting, ’09), ELENI PAPPAGEORGE (Acting, ’04-’05), and DEMETRIOS TROY (BA, Acting, ’04) are in the cast.

Ignition 2019; Headshots of Meghan Brown, Steph Del Rosso, Erika Dickerson-Despenza, Keelay Gipson, Geraldine Inoa, and Exal Iraheta

Hooded or Being Black for Dummies at First Floor Theater

Hooded or Being Black for Dummies, First Floor Theatre, closes 11/17/2018. MIKAEL BURKE (MFA, Directing, ’18) directs. JALEN GILBERT (BFA, Acting, ’16), CAROLINE HENDRICKS (BFA, acting, ’18), JAYSON LEE (BFA, Acting, ’19), LAUREN PIZZI MONTGOMERY (MFA, Acting, ’11), CASEY MORRIS (MFA, Acting, ’15) are in the cast. MATTHEW LOLAR-JOHNSON (BFA, Acting, ’18) and GRACIE MEIER (BFA, Theatre Management, ’17) are understudies.  OWÉ PREYE ENGOBOR (BFA, Costume Design, ’18) is the costume designer, CATHERINE MILLER (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, ’14) is the casting director, and JENNIFER WERNAU (BFA, Scene Design, ’18) is the properties designer.

 

First Floor Theater is a Chicago storefront theater in residence at The Den Theatre in Wicker Park.

Source: Season Seven — First Floor Theater

Welcome to Jesus at American Theater Company

Welcome to Jesus, American Theater Co., closes 12/3/2017. WILL DAVIS (BFA, Theatre Studies, ’05) directs. TAYLOR BLIM (BFA, Acting, ’15), RASHAAD HALL (BFA, Acting, ’10) and CASEY MORRIS (MFA, Acting, ’16) are in the cast. MIKAEL BURKE (MFA, Directing, ’18) is the assistant director.

Source: American Theater Company | Welcome to Jesus