Chicago – The Board of Directors of Pride Films and Plays has voted to bring new leadership to the company, effective immediately. Artistic Associate Donterrio Johnson will be elevated to the position of Artistic Director, with JD Caudill and Robert Ollis continuing on as Artistic Associates. David G. Zak will step down from the position
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Chicago – As part of the annual recognition of theater excellence, the 47th Non-Equity Jeff Awards today announced honorees in 21 artistic and technical categories. Recipients included 27 theater artists whose work was featured at 14 theater companies during the 2019-2020 season. With respect for current times calling for reflection, conversation and action towards issues
Chicago – The annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards will be presented Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7:00PM (CST) on YouTube. The program will honor more than 20 categories of theater excellence from productions during the 2019-2020 season. Access is available for free on the Jeff Awards YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/JeffAwards. An alert of when the program
Chicago, IL – Executive Director, L. Walter Stearns and partner, Business Manager Eugene Dizon announced today the permanent closure of Mercury Theater Chicago after 10 years and 25 productions, due to the loss of revenue following the COVID-19 shutdown. Most recently, Mercury’s productions of Shear Madness and Priscilla Queen of the Desert were forced to
Chicago – The 2020 Non-Equity Jeff Awards program has been postponed. Originally scheduled as a virtual gathering for Monday, June 8, the organization that promotes and recognizes theater excellence has joined other arts industry groups to pause events during this time of unrest throughout the country. Plans for rescheduling will be announced at a later