2010 Honorary Awards
The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, is pleased to announce that Ben Hodges (editor Theater World) and Abby Marcus (managing director Vampire Cowboys) have been named the new Co-Chairs of the Honorary Award Committee.
We would also like to welcome 2 new members to the committee; Performance Artists Desiree Burch and Publicist Katie Rosin.
Please join us in congratulating Ben, Abby, Desiree & Katie.
Do you know someone
who deserves to be recognized?
Applications are available online The Honorary Awards are:
and are due by 6pm on May 1, 2010
The Artistic Achievement Award, presented to an individual who has made
a significant artistic contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community;
The Stewardship Award, presented to an individual or organization
demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway
community through service, support and leadership;
* The Caffe
Cino Fellowship Award, presented to an Off-Off-Broadway theatre company
that consistently produces outstanding work. This award also includes a
grant to be used toward an Off-Off-Broadway production.
Get out and see more theater
Go see other people's shows. It is a busy season with lots of opportunities to support fellow artists--check out our listings
for shows that are registered with the IT Awards. If you want your
friends to support your shows, or to meet new theater goers, go to
where they are--at the theater--and PAY for your tickets, the good
karma and networking will pay back ten-fold.
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is more awkward, more vulnerable? Girls, or Boys? Personally, I think
we are equal in this department, and that it's just part of being
alive, but I do believe that guys are better at pretending to be
neither. Us ladies, on the other hand, I think we tend to wear our
hearts moreso on our sleeves. Thankfully, we like to talk to each
other. Incessantly. We form friendships, and we tell each other
everything, the horrible, embarrassing details of our lives. Why do we
A Woman's Work
In honor of Women's History Month, Bekah Brunstetter reflects on being a woman in the theatre.
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World Theatre Day
What are you doing for World Theatre Day?
Saturday, March 27, 2010 is World Theatre Day (WTD) and New York City is celebrating it with flare.
There are lots of exciting events being planned including this year's international message by Dame Judi Dench.
Here are 3 ways you can participate:
*READ/DISTRIBUTE THE INTERNATIONAL MESSAGE*
you have a performance on 3/27, sign up on the website, list your
production and either read or include the international message in your
*PARTICIPATE IN A FLASH MOB*
Create a public spectacle! Be a part of a flash mob and create a fun and engaging performance art piece. Email us at email@example.com.
*COME TO THE PARTY*
Theatre Day Networking Event & Party @ The Houndstooth Pub located
at the corner of 37th & 8th Avenue from 5pm to 8pm. Everyone's
HAPPENINGS, EVENTS & ISSUES
Ohio Theatre on Borrowed Time
In September, the Ohio Theatre will close its doors. Isaac Byrne reflects on what it means to lose the Ohio Theatre, an Off-Off-institution. Read more about it.
Tax Abatement Proposals
9 out of 12 Manhattan Community Boards have voted to support the Tax
Abatement proposal. The last 3 will vote in the coming weeks. Community
Boards hold forums where the public is allowed to express opinions on
the proposals. Because public opinion carries substantial weight, your
voice could help determine the fate of this movement. Read more about it.
details about these and other important activities affecting OOB and to
see how you can help and get involved, check out the Community Corner.
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Save the date! On Monday, May 17, we'll be hosting the first ever Innovative Theatre Awards Benefit at Caroline's Comedy Club.
Date of Event: Monday May 17, 2010
Where: Carolines on Broadway
Time: 6PM -9PM
Ticket Price: $45
This just in: Comedian Judy Gold (25 Questions for a Jewish Mother) will be hosting.
More details coming soon.
Our blog is HOT HOT HOTWe are in awe of our guest bloggers! Who was Doric WIlson's most influential mentor? What would
Desiree Burch wax if she wasn't a performance artist? Mac Rogers stands
up for Science Fiction. Soomi Kim asks "Where are the Asians?"
Upcoming Guest Bloggers
Roman Feeser March 15 - 20
Brad Burgess March 22 - 27
Gyda Arber March 29 - April 3
Jeff Riebe April 5 - 10
ML Kinney April 12 - 17
Check out the insights from your fellow OOB artists, share your thoughts and participate in the conversation.
When you're not producing, registering, performing in, or
judging shows, please stop by the IT Awards Blog!
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by Christopher Borg
Writer/performer/composer/sound designer, Dave Malloy
, was nominated last year for Outstanding Original Music for his electrifying score in Beowulf - A Thousand Years Of Baggage
, the inventive and raucous rock-musical produced by Shotgun Players in association with Banana Bag & Bodice.
was also the winner of a 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant and a recipient of
the 2009-11 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Theatre Designers!
You can experience his work right now through the end of the week in Three Pianos
, as part of the Ontological Theatre's Incubator Series.
Written and Performed by Malloy along with Rick Burkhardt and Alec Duffy, Three Pianos
, directed by Rachel Chavkin is described as a deconstruction of Franz Schubert's Winterreise song cycle:
to David, the show features the three performers, each at their own
piano, as they "lead the audience through their respective passions for
Schubert's famous song cycle on winter heartbreak, performing the
songs, grappling with fundamental questions about the nature of music."
"Compositional mayhem, shifting rivalries, and some unfortunate butchery of the German language ensue."
the quick moment I caught David between gigs I managed to glean that he
is already scheduling future shows at LaMama ETC, Clubbed Thumb and
Berkeley Rep among others.Three Pianos
is playing through March 20th at the Ontological Theatre at St. Mark's Church. Go to TheaterMania.com
for more information.
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