Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre has received seven nominations for the 25th annual Black Theater Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards.

The Black Theater Alliance Awards, Inc. was founded in 1995 to honor African Americans who achieve excellence in theater, dance and all areas of the performing arts in the Chicagoland area.

Stage productions produced and presented Aug. 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019, were eligible for this season’s awards.

FJT’s award nominations include:

  • Best Play (Drama or Comedy) – The Mountaintop
  • Best Play (Musical or Revue) – Crowns
  • Best Direction of an Ensemble – Tim Rhoze, The Mountaintop
  • Best Leading Actress in a Play – Jazzma Pryor, Sunset Baby
  • Best Actor in an Ensemble – Jelani Pitcher, The Mountaintop
  • Best Actress in an Ensemble – Shadana Patterson, The Mountaintop
  • Best Sound Design – Marissa Geocaris, The Mountaintop

Winners will be announced on Monday, Oct. 14 at the BTA Awards held at the Conaway Center at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, in Chicago.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is a City of Evanston-sponsored professional theatre with a commitment to diversity and creative excellence.

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