Strawdog Theatre has been the proud recipient of more than twenty Jeff Awards, which has honored outstanding theatre artists annually since established in 1968. With approximately fifty-five members representing a wide variety of backgrounds in theatre, the Jeff Awards is committed to celebrating the vitality of Chicago area theatre by recognizing excellence through its recommendations, awards, and honors.
In 2018, Strawdog Theatre received a special Jeff Award for “30 years of collaboration as an innovative and provocative Ensemble.”
New Adaptation, Elizabeth Lovelady, D.O.A.
Sound Design, Sarah Espinoza, The Arsonists
Director - Play, Jason Gerace, Great Expectations
Lighting Design, Sean Mallary; Costume Design, Joanna Melville, St. Crispin's Day
Ensemble, Marathon '33
Original Incidental Music, Gregor Mortis and Mikhail Fiksel, A Lie of the Mind
Scenic Design, Brian Sidney Bembridge; New Adaptation, Curt Columbus, Three Sisters
Scenic Design, Joey Wade, Impossible Marriage
Production - Play; Ensemble; Director - Play, Shade Murray; Scenic Design, Ray Vicek, Detective Story
Original Incidental Music - Andre Pluess, Knives in Hens
Original Incidental Music, Mike Creason, Measure for Measure
Ensemble; Actor in a Principal Role - Play, Michael Dobbs; Actress in a Supporting Role - Play, Stephanie Manglaras; Actor in a Supporting Role - Play, Bart Petty, Hurlyburly
Actor in a Principal Role - Play, Scott Cummins; Director - Play, Richard Shavzin, Burn This