The 2018 New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominees were announced at an event held at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on July 23, 2018. Community leaders, CK Allen, Ariel Estrada, Susan Ferrara, Gideon Pianko, Aimee Todoroff, and Kathleen Warnock announced the nominees in 20 categories.
In addition to the production categories, the IT Foundation presents three honorary awards every year at the annual ceremony. These Honorary Awards are presented to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Off-Off-Broadway community and are selected each year by the Honorary Awards Committee.
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by Mac Rogers
Sometimes a colossal honor can fit inside a tiny circle, no wider than a human finger. The Innovative Theatre Foundation (ITF) received one such physics-defying honor this past July 21st, when Martin Denton and Rochelle Denton of the New York Theatre Experience presented core ITF team members Shay Gines, Akia Squitieri, and Nick Micozzi with a ring that once belonged to a man named Joe Cino. It’s not so strange if you measure the honor inherent in a ring not by its circumference, but by the hands through which the ring has passed. By this metric, there are few objects in American theater of equal value.
We get asked that a lot. So, we produced a fun 5-minute video to explain how the process works. It features many of the OOB artists we all know and love. We hope it helps answer some of the questions that you might have. Check it out on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuwCMk0ZU98 You can also check out the powerpoint presentation of the process. http://www.nyitawards.com/aboutus/judgingprocess.asp
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