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Since 1993, the award-winning Irish Theatre Of Chicago (formerly Seanachai Theatre Co.) has been proud to be Chicago’s only Equity company dedicated to presenting works that reflect the rich history and culture of Ireland.  Our emphasis is on honoring Ireland’s strong tradition of storytelling, with a focus on empowering our ensemble and production teams to create works that reflect the artistic voices of our entire community.

 

In 2014, as part of the celebration surrounding our 20th season as part of the Chicago theatre landscape,
Seanachaí Theatre Company officially changed its name to Irish Theatre of Chicago. 

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Awards

  • Equity Jeff Award for Best Sound Design to Victoria Delorio for The White Road
  • Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble for The Seafarer
  • Equity Jeff Award for Best Scenic Design to Elizabeth Schuch for Journey’s End
  • Equity Jeff Award for Best Lighting Design to A. Cameron Zetty for Journey’s End
  • Equity Jeff Award for Best Sound Design to Josh Schmidt for Journey’s End
  • Equity Jeff Award for Actor in a Principal Role to John Sierros for in Dylan
  • Equity Jeff Award for Best New Work to Ann Noble for her play The Pagans
  • After Dark Award for Best Production for Journey’s End
  • After Dark Award for Outstanding Playwright to Coby Goss for his play Marked Tree
  • After Dark Award for Best Director to Scott Cummins for Marked Tree
  • After Dark Award for Outstanding Scenic Design to Stephanie Nelson for Marked Tree
  • After Dark Award for Outstanding Ensemble for Translations
  • After Dark Award for Outstanding Technical Design to the production staff of Translations
  • After Dark Award for Outstanding Male Performance to John Dunleavy for his role in A Night in November

Nominations

  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Actor in a Principal Role – Play to Dan Waller for Spinning
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Best Solo Performance to Barbara Figgins for My Brilliant Divorce
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Production – Play (Midsize) for The White Road
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Best Ensemble for The White Road
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Original Music in a Play to Victoria DeIorio for The White Road
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Scenic Design (Midsize) to Ira Amyx and Merje Veski for The White Road
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Lighting Design (Midsize) to Julian Pike for The White Road
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Sound Design (Midsize) to Victoria DeIorio for The White Road
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Projection/Video Design to Smooch Medina for The White Road
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Production – Play (Midsize) for The Seafarer
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Director – Play to Matt Miller for The Seafarer
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Actor in a Principal Role – Play to Brad Armacost for The Seafarer
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Actor in a Supporting Role – Play to Ira Amyx for The Seafarer
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Actor in a Principal Role to Brad Armacost for The Weir
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Scenic Design to Bob Groth & Jenniffer Thusing for The Weir
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Actor in a Supporting Role to Ira Amyx for That Was Then
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Ensemble to for Scenes from the Big Picture
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Best Sound Design to Robert Steel for Drink Me, or the Strange Case of Alice Times Three
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Best Production for Journey’s End
  • Equity Jeff Award nomination for Best Leading Actor for John Dunleavy for his performance in A Night in November

Playwriting Awards & Nominations

  • Osborn Award for Best Emerging Playwright to Coby Goss for his play Marked Tree
  • American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award nomination to Coby Goss for his play Marked Tree
  • Stanley Drama Award Winner for Best New Play to Ann Noble for her play The Pagans
  • American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award nomination to Ann Noble for her play The Pagans
  • American Theatre Critic’s Association New Play Award nomination to Ann Noble for her play And Neither Have I Wings to Fly
  • Osborn Nomination for Best Emerging Playwright nomination to Ann Noble for her play And Neither Have I Wings to Fly