Awards & Recognition

The cast of    PLAINCLOTHES    receiving the    2019 Jeff Award for Best Ensemble.    Photo by Joe Mazza/Brave Lux.

The cast of PLAINCLOTHES receiving the 2019 Jeff Award for Best Ensemble. Photo by Joe Mazza/Brave Lux.

Since our founding in 2012, we have been honored with recognition from a number of organizations and press publications for various past productions of ours. We’re so grateful to have received the following:

GIRL IN THE RED CORNER (2019)
Winner
- Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Featured Performance/Play (August N. Forman)
Winner - Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Fight Choreography (John Tovar)

PLAINCLOTHES (2018)
Winner
- M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for New Play, American Theatre Critics’ Association
Winner - Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Ensemble
Finalist - Harold & Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award
Nominee - Joseph Jefferson Award, Best New Play (Spenser Davis)

KINGDOM (2018)
“One of the Best Shows of 2018” - Chicago Reader; Windy City Times
Winner - Black Theatre Alliance Award, Best Featured Actress/Play (RjW Mays)
Winner - Black Theatre Alliance Award, Best Writing of a Play (Michael Allen Harris)
Nominee - Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Featured Performance/Play (RjW Mays)
Nominee - Joseph Jefferson Award, Best New Play (Michael Allen Harris)
Nominee - Black Theatre Alliance Award, Best Director/Play (Kanome Jones)
Nominee - Black Theatre Alliance Award, Best Featured Actor/Play (Christopher McMorris)
Nominee - Black Theatre Alliance Award, Best Featured Actor/Play (Watson Swift)

AT THE TABLE (2017)
“#3 Show of 2017” - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
”One of the Best Shows of 2017” - Time Out Chicago, Newcity, and teen critic Ada Grey
Winner - Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Production/Play
Winner - Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Director/Play (Spenser Davis)
Winner - Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Ensemble
Winner - Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Supporting Actress/Play (Echaka Agba)
Winner - Black Theatre Alliance Award, Best Featured Actress/Play (Echaka Agba)
Winner - Time Out Chicago Theatre Award, Best Ensemble of the Year
Winner - Time Out Chicago Theatre Award, Best Featured Performance (Echaka Agba)
Winner - Time Out Chicago Theatre Award, Best Breakout Performance (Echaka Agba)

HUMAN TERRAIN (2016)
”One of the Best Shows of 2016” - PerformInk
Nominee - Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Leading Actress/Play (Kim Boler)

FROM WHITE PLAINS (2014)
”One of the Smart Plays of 2014” - Windy City Times

ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE (2013)
”The Surprise Hit of the Summer!” - Chicago Sun-Times