by Bill McMahon
When asked to write about a couple who met while working in an OOB show together, I immediately thought of my friends, Karen Sternberg and David Ian Lee. We’ve all been close friends for several years now, and I knew the story of their courtship and eventual marriage had some interesting twists and turns – a three-act structure, if you will, for those of you who have rea...
Each year our staff takes a look back at the previous year to see what stories and events had the most impact on OOB. Here is our list for 2013:
by J.Stephen Brantley
Actors, playwrights, and actor/playwrights often need a firm hand. Someone to crack the whip and skirt us round creative rabbit holes. I don’t mind a stern-voiced stage manager, if it means I get onstage with all my props. And as a playwright, I love the ones who take copious and specific line notes. Love them a lot. 2013 Outstanding Stage Manager Abbey Bay is not a yeller. She’s super nice. Like absurdly, weirdly, nice, which is one reason I think she may be some kind of robot. Read the entire interview.
The 2012 awards ceremony was held on Monday, September 24, 2012 at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College and was attend by 500 nominees and guests. It was hosted by Harrison Greenbaum, directed by Tim Butterfield and with script contributions by Chris Weikel. The opening number was composed and performed by Sky Seals with lyrics by Jerrod Bogard. A special performance was given by artists from Astoria Performing Arts Center.
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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