The 52nd annual Jeff Awards, recognizing theater excellence among Equity theater productions, will be presented this fall as an online program.
In preparation for this program, the 2020 Equity nominations will be publicly announced Tuesday, Sept. 15, along with the date when the program will be available.
Chicago Equity theater company productions eligible for 2020 Jeff Awards were staged from Aug. 1, 2019 through March 13, 2020. Traditionally, the Equity season extends through July 31. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the eligibility period ended with the theater community's cancellation of shows after March 13.
During the shortened 2020 season, Jeff Awards members attended 78 of productions of eligible Equity theaters. (In an average season, members attend approximately 130 Equity theater performances.) Of the 2020 season, approximately 80% were designated as "recommended."