Congratulations to the current and former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department students honored at the 2015 Joseph Jefferson Awards on Monday, October 5.
Former Columbia College Chicago Theatre acting student Anthony Fleming III won the Jeff Award for Actor in a Supporting Role–Play for his performance in Moby Dick, presented by Lookingglass Theatre in association with The Actors Gymnasium. The show also received a Jeff Award for Production of a Play–Large.
The cast of All Our Tragic, the Hypocrites theatre company’s acclaimed epic adaptation of 32 Greek tragedies, was honored with a Jeff Award for “Ensemble”–an especially significant award in the proudly ensemble-focused world of Chicago theatre. The Jeff Award-winning ensemble of the show included Columbia College alumni Ryan Bourque (BFA ’09), Ann Delaney (BFA ’14), Lindsey Gavel (BFA ’09), and Maximillian Lapine (BA ’07) as well as current student Lauren Vogel. Bourque, Gavel, and Lapine are graduates of the Theatre Department’s acting program. Delaney is a graduate of Columbia’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, and Vogel is a senior in the BA Program in Musical Theatre.
Ryan Bourque was also honored with a Jeff Award for his fight choreography for All Our Tragic.
All Our Tragic also won the Jeff Award for “Production of a Play–Midsize.” The show was adapted and directed by former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department instructor Sean Graney, who won Jeff Awards for Director of a Play and for New Adaptation.
The Joseph Jefferson Awards are the Chicago area’s top theatrical prize, established in 1968 to honor excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area.