Monday, July 20, 2015: The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2015 NY Innovative Theatre Award Nominees at the DIAMOND HORSESHOE, (home of Queen of the Night). The announcement was made by the co-executive directors, Shay Gines and Nick Micozzi, Company Manager, Akia and prominent members of the community including: Jennifer Harder (actress and vaudevillian), Kelly Hayes (dancer, actor, choreographer, and ensemble member of Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant), Jaquelyn Langraf (actress, writer, director, and first year acting teacher at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School), Antonio Miniño (Co-founder of Manhattan Theatre Works, owner of Fab Marquee Productions and publicist at Katie Rosin's Kampfire PR), Duncan Pflaster (playwright), and Jordana Williams (Co-Artistic Director of Gideon Productions).
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.
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