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Vote in the 2016 Time Out Chicago Theater Awards

We’ve chosen nominees for the best performances and productions of a year in Chicago theater; now it's time for you to pick the winners.

Yes, we know, awards are “meaningless” (especially when they go to someone else, right?). But we think the debating is half the fun. And a theater scene as vast and varied as Chicago’s deserves all the recognition we can give it. To that end, we’re launching the second edition of the Time Out Chicago Theater Awards by choosing worthy nominees in 10 categories—and letting you pick the winners. (See the 2015 honorees here.) The nominations represent shows that opened between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. You have until midnight on July 26 to vote; start clicking.

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Theater Awards Official Rules

VOTING RULES: Voting open to any U.S. resident (unless otherwise stated) except employees of Time Out and sponsoring organizations, their agents or anyone directly connected to these promotions. No purchase required for this promotion. Contest valid 7/12/16 through 7/26/15 at 11:59:59pm CST. By entering your e-mail address you agree to receive e-mails from Time Out; you may unsubscribe at any time.

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20 comments
Joe Blow
Joe Blow

Was SENDER not a "new work?" Red Orchid described it as a "World Premiere."

Kim J
Kim J

WTG Time Out for recognizing the amazing talent and production of The Hairy Ape at Oracle Productions.

Nick O
Nick O

Making me decide between The Hairy Ape and The Tempest is painful.

LoveAlways
LoveAlways

Chester Gregory for Best Supporting Actor 2015. Liked his performance VERY MUCH. Time Out, please continue this Awards. Congratulations to all Nominees.

ZackMonday
ZackMonday

Way to go Chester Gregory on doing a great job in Two Trains. Many Thanks to everybody nominated, for putting in the hard work to give us great entertainment. And Thanks go to Kris Vire and Time Out. Peace

Pamela2015
Pamela2015

Mr. Gregory got my vote for Best Supporting Actor in Two Trains Running. had a surprisingly good time. His performance deserves this awards.

Brett W
Brett W

Chester ROCKS!!!!! Voted for him for Best Supporting Actor. I like seeing new Plays. Two Trains is a an example that Classics works never go out of style. Good for new theater goers to see exceptional work or years ago. Congrats to all.

Khyle
Khyle

Congratulations Chester Gregory on your performance in Two Trains Running. Vote for Chester. And the Goodman on its production of the Play. Thanks Time Out for these awards.

Lannie
Lannie

Superb work by Chester Gregory. Vote Chester Gregory. Great work my the Goodman with this Production. Dear Time Out, there is no such thing as meaningless awards for to celebrate people that are doing exceptional work. It's Always a good thing.

Yasmin S
Yasmin S

Great idea Time Out. Anything to support the Chicago talent and great work in Chicago is a good thing. Voted for Chester Gregory for Best Supporting Actor. He was phenomenal in Two Trains Running. Time Out, please make this an annual thing.

Zion
Zion

Chester Gregory has been doing great work for a few years now. I have to say he was at his best in Two Trains at the Goodman. Great energy. Great performance. He got my Vote. Congratulations to all.

Jenjen
Jenjen

Chester Gregory Brilliant! Superb! You got my Vote. You deserve this award for Best Supporting Actor, Two Trains Running. All Nominees in every category should be Commended on excellence in Theater.

Philepe
Philepe

Voted for Chester Gregory. Great job as Sterling Johnson in Goodman's Two Trains Running. This Awards is a good thing Time Out.

Shanethea
Shanethea

Chester Gregory was great at the Goodman in Two Trains. I heard of him, before seeing the show. But was not prepared for how good he was. After the show, greeting people, he was very humble and appreciative of the support. Happy to vote for Chester. Congrats to everybody nominated. Your artistry is most appreciated.

Jamahl G
Jamahl G

Thank you Time Out for recognizing the talent in Chicago. I'm an aspiring actor. Looking forward to being nominated myself in the near future. I voted for Chester Gregory. He was very good in Two Trains Running. From what I've been reading online, he does a lot for the Community, and he does great work with Youth in the arts. Thanks again Time Out.

Theador P
Theador P

You seem to have forgotten so many theaters.  So many Genre's.  I would like to vote for "Time Out" in the category of least research for a rich Chicago field of possibilities.  Good shows all, which you happened upon.  Now do the research and unearth the great! Or... abandon journalism and return to advertising!

JW313
JW313

Mr. Gregory gets my Vote. To my knowledge, Two Trains Running is a play that has been around for years. To be honest, it was not my first choice when I was in town. However, I did want to see a play by August Wilson. I have no words for how pleasantly surprised me and my guest were with the Show, the entire Cast, and in particularly Chester Gregory. Mr. Gregory is an Actor with an incredible future. He did what great actors do best; they EMBODY the characters they play.

Donna
Donna

Chester Gregory should win the Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his work in Two Trains Running at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. It's a brilliant play by August Wilson, and Chester Gregory was amazing. After the show, as he greeted audience members, it was clear that we was not only a great actor, but a Great Human Being. It is truly my wish that he wins this Award. He is truly deserving. Congratulations to all the Nominees in all the categories. And a Special Thanks to Time Out for the Time Out Theater Awards. Please know that this is a lovely and needed acknowledgement of those that work hard, and give their all to the world of Theater, that we, the audience members, can experience Live Entertainment at its Best. Much Love to all. Love all around. Love.

LoveAlways
LoveAlways

@Donna  I agree with what you said. He got my Vote. Great performance. Good to hear that he is as great a human being as a he is an entertainer.

Greg B
Greg B

You know why there aren't any improv/sketch options on this list? Because Time Out doesn't cover those things! Expand the coverage!