Alum Pavlak Wins Jeff Award

Sara Pavlak, Jeff Awards 2011Congratulations to Sara Pavlak, MFA 2009, for the 2011 Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Agnes of God, a Hubris Productions.

Sara received glowing reviews during the run of the show and it is no surprise that her talents are recoginzed in the Chicago community. WIU enjoyed her excellent talents in such productions as Lion in Winter and Long Days Journey into Night and the Bard in the Barn productions.

The Jeff Awards celebrate excellence in Chicago theatre, and the Non-Equity awards take place each spring to honor non-union shows.

The Jeff Awards has been honoring outstanding theatre artists annually since it was established in 1968. With up to 50 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. 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. The Jeff Awards evaluates over 250 theatrical productions and holds two awards ceremonies annually. Originally chartered to recognize only Equity productions, the Jeff Awards established the Non-Equity Wing in 1973 to celebrate outstanding achievement in non-union theatre.

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