Theatre & Dance alums honored
Graduates of Millikin University's Department of Theatre & Dance were honored at the 42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre. The ceremony was held on June 8 at Park West in Chicago, Ill.
Kevin Cox '03 was presented with the Best Actor in a Principal Role Award for his work in the Trap Door Theatre production of "La BÃªte." Kevin has also appeared in productions at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, BoHo Theatre and Oracle Theatre.
Earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Millikin, Cox was also the recipient of the J. Ben Wand Award for Excellence in Acting.
Ben Fuchsen '03 and his colleagues at Oracle Productions were presented with Jeff Awards for Best New Adaptation of a Play and Best Original Music in a Play for their production of "The Jungle."
As executive producer, Fuchsen oversees all of Oracle Production's programming and development, including main stage productions, co-productions, outreach and grant writing. Oracle Productions was the recipient of five Jeff Awards in 2014, and the 2014 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theatre Award.
While at Millikin, Fuchsen studied directing, teaching and philosophy.
The Jeff Awards has been honoring outstanding theatre artists annually since it was established in 1968. The awards are given by a volunteer non-profit committee.
Click here to view all the winners from the 2015 Jeff Awards in an article from the Chicago Tribune.