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Wednesday, September 4, 9:22 AM written by EmilyHaha

Danielle Plisz Nominated for a Jeff Equity Award!

Congratulations to Danielle Plisz, nominated for a Jeff Equity Award as “Actress in a Supporting Role – Musical” for her role as Liza Was in WE THREE LIZAS!!!

The Jeff Awards has been honoring outstanding theatre artists annually since it was established in 1968.  The Jeff Awards 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.  During the 2012-13 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 143 Equity productions offered by 51 producing organizations, and from these openings, 109 productions were “Jeff Recommended” and eligible for award nominations.

Also receiving nominations are AFT Artistic Associates Philip Dawkins in the category of “New Work” for FAILURE: A LOVE STORY at Victory Gardens Theater and Elizabeth Ledo in the category of “Actress in a Supporting Role – Play” for the role of Dorinne in TARTUFFE at Court Theatre.

John Tovar – the Fight Director for THE PRIDE – was nominated in the “Fight Direction” category for his work on THE OPPONENT at A Red Orchid Theatre.

The 45th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area is Monday, November 4 at Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace.  A complete list of nominees can be downloaded here.


Photo above: (left to right) Arturo SoriaDanielle Plisz and Sean Michael Hunt in About Face Theatre’s production of WE THREE LIZAS with book and lyrics by AFT Artistic AssociateScott Bradley, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and directed by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Ferguson. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

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