(via Deepal Patadia, Time Out North America.)

The winners of Time Out Chicago’s 2015 Theater Awards, from Time Out Chicago readers and critics are:


Best New Work: Sean Graney, All Our Tragic, The Hypocrites

Best Production of an Existing Play: Stupid Fucking Bird, Sideshow Theatre Company

Best Production of a Musical: The Wild Party, Bailiwick Chicago

Best Direction: Jeremy Wechsler, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Theater Wit

Best Ensemble: All Our Tragic, The Hypocrites

Best Actor: Michael Patrick Thornton, Title and Deed, Lookingglass Theatre Company

Best Actress: Hillary Clemens, Bethany, The Gift Theatre

Best Supporting Actor: Chester Gregory, Two Trains Running, Goodman Theatre

Best Supporting Actress: Caroline Neff, Airline Highway, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Best Design: Marie Antoinette, Steppenwolf Theatre Company



Best Under-Rehearsed Swordplay: Aaron Latterell, The Hammer Trinity, The House Theatre of Chicago

Best Bartender’s-Eye View: Accidentally, Like a Martyr, A Red Orchid Theatre

Best Double Casting: Jerod Haynes and Eric Lynch, Native Son, Court Theatre/American Blues Theater

Best Return Engagement: Smokefall, Goodman Theatre

Best Lack of Scenic Design: Song About Himself, Theater Oobleck

Best Use of Butcher Paper to Depict Annual Butchering: The Jungle, Oracle Theatre

Best First-Time Score for a Middling Musical: Sting, The Last Ship

Most promising debut: A Map of Virtue, Cor Theatre 

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