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.
by Christopher Borg
Saviana Stănescu is one of the most prestigious, prolific and honored members of the Off-Off-Broadway theatre community. An award-winning Romanian-American poet, playwright and journalist, Saviana is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and has taught at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts where she, a Fulbright fellow, received her MA in Performance Studies and an MFA in Dramatic Writing. She is currently the NYSCA playwright-in-residence for Women's Project, writer-in-residence of East Coast Artists, Director of New Drama Program for the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and teaches script analysis and playwriting at Ithaca College.
The 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominees were announced on Monday, July 21st at 42West Night Club. A distinguished group of artists announced the nominees: Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Actor, Playwright, and Producer; Jody Christopherson, Performer, Writer, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of New York Theatre Review; Blake Lawrence Bradford, Event Producer and Fundraising Consultant; Jason Cicci, Artistic Director of Monday Morning Productions; Chis Harcum, Actor, playwright, Executive Director of Elephant Run District and Managing Director of the League of Independent Theater; Sara Thigpen, Actor and Director at Boomerang Theatre Company. The 2014 Nominees represent of 130 individual nominees, 57 producing organizations, and 58 productions.
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