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Faculty member nominated for prestigious theater award

RELEASED: May 12, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — Kevin D. Gawley, assistant professor of scenic and lighting design in the music and theatre arts department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has been nominated for a Non-Equity Jeff Award. The nomination recognizes his lighting design in the production of "Treasure Island," which was staged at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago, Ill., from September-November 2009.

This is Gawley's fourth nomination. He won the same award in 2001 for "Jane Eyre" and in 2008 for "The Island of Doctor Moreau." Gawley also was nominated in 2007 for his lighting and projection design in "Gaudy Night."

The Jeff Awards have honored artists since 1968. With up to 50 members representing a wide variety of backgrounds in theater, the Jeff Awards Committee is committed to celebrating the vitality of Chicago-area theater by recognizing excellence through its recommendations, awards and honors. The committee helps foster the artistic growth of area theater and promotes educational opportunities, audience appreciation and civic pride in the achievements of the theater community.

The Jeff Awards Committee evaluates more than 250 productions and holds two award ceremonies each year. The Jeff Awards established the Non-Equity wing in 1973 to celebrate outstanding achievement in non-union theater. The 37th Anniversary Non-Equity Jeff Awards presentation will be held June 7 at the Park West in Chicago.

More information about the Lifeline Theatre production of "Treasure Island" and the Jeff Awards is available online.

Kevin D. Gawley can be reached at gawleykd@uwec.edu or 715-836-5613.

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