2013 IT Awards Ceremony
Tickets Still Available
Kick off the 2013-2014 season by celebrating the community
and supporting your fellow artists.
Hosted by Harrison Greenbaum
Monday, September 30th @ 7PM
at Mason Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center
Show up & show out!
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Monday, September 30, 2013
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2013 HONORARY AWARD RECIPIENTS
We are so proud to honor these exceptional leaders and artists.
Please join us in congratulating them!
The 2013 Artistic Achievement Award, presented to an individual who has made a significant artistic contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community.
"Always, when creating a work that tries to be art and not just
entertainment-- make the aesthetic that includes the greatest risk,
which on some level attempts the seemingly 'impossible'.
Off-Off-Broadway is the place where that can happen."
The 2013 Ellen Stewart Award,
presented to an individual or organization demonstrating a significant
contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support
The Dramatist Guild Fund
"We are so honored to receive this year's Ellen Stewart Award for
Stewardship," states Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel
Routh. "For over 50 years, the Dramatists Guild Fund's mission has been
to nurture and support writers at all stages of their careers, and this
award puts the spotlight not only on our work but the fundamental truth
that the future of theater depends on the endurance of its writers."
The 2013 Caffé 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.
"It is an absolute thrill and honor to be receiving the Caffe Cino
Award," shares Producing Artistic Director Jennifer Conley Darling. "It
is especially pertinent because it comes from our peers. With terraNOVA
beginning its 11th season, what better way to celebrate our most
advantageous year yet!"
- Time to Vote!
There are 9 projects up for the first round of voting for The LIT Fund grant and ANYONE can vote in this first round. Voting open
until Sept. 27th. To choose your favorite project that will best
support our Indie theatre community, just click the Like button on
- Grant Opportunity.
The Network of Ensemble Theaters NET/TEN grant just announced a new round of their Travel and Exchange
grants. Travel grants range from $300-2,000 and Exchange grants from
$3,000-10,000. You must be a member of NET in good standing to apply!
- Get to know the artists in our community.
are several wonderful blogs out there that interview indie theatre
artists, and we think you should know about them. Check out playwright
Adam Szymkowicz' "I Interview Playwrights", playwright/actor Zack Calhoon's "People You Should Know", director Cat Parker's "DirectorSpeak", and sound designer Janie Bullard's brand new "StoryCraft" on indie designers.
- Pro-Arts candidates win in the primaries!
50% of the League of Independent Theater-endorsed candidates got
selected in the Democratic Primaries on Sept. 10th. For continued
details about these and other important activities affecting OOB and to
see how you can help and get involved, check out the Community Corner.
Why It's Time for
Just Right Just Now
by Doug Strassler
As a past IT Award-nominated company Lesser
America gears up for its newest production, co-founder Laura Ramadei
spoke with the IT Awards about their mission and Just Right Just Now.
NYITA: How exactly did Lesser America form?
America began a few years ago when the founding members came together
to present Keep Your Baggage with You at Theater for the New City.
Following that production, we had our eyes on a piece called Squealer,
by Jonathan Blitstein, and Theater for the New City had invited us back
to work in their space again. We've been in residence with TNC and
produced four shows with them since. I think it was a shared aesthetic
and taste for a certain kind of theater that brought us together, and
it's our friendship and work ethic that keeps us glued. We've since
become a veritable family that's constantly growing and acquiring new
We are celebrating the 2013 nominees and the incredible season, but we have another reason to celebrate...
THIS is the
of our Update.
Over the last 8 years, we
have brought you some of the most important news and events affecting
Off-Off-Broadway, we've spotlighted some of the most amazing theatre
artists in the city, we've passed on some timely advice and we've helped
keep you informed of our activities. Through this Update, we've had the
opportunity to share some incredible community milestones and witness
and discuss some of the most formidable challenges that our community
What started as a way of
sharing news about our events has grown into a real source of news for
our community and we could not be more proud. We now have regular
features by some amazing contributors such as Christopher Borg, Katie
Rosin and Heather Cohn. And it is all coordinated by our wonderful
editor, Doug Strassler.
We have grown from reaching a few
thousand people to now reaching nearly 30,000 theatre enthusiast in NYC
every month. And it continues to grow....!
We have some new plans
and exciting ideas for the Update and our whole online presence that
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We are so grateful that to be a part of this community and look forward to many more Updates to follow.If you would like to contribute or have a story idea, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Network, Network, Network!
Networking with your peers is the most important activity you can do
each month. How about attending the NY IT Awards on September 30th? Not
nominated, no problem, come, support your peers, show them that you
care -- the payback will be tenfold. I always love Terry Schreiber's (T.Schreiber Studios)
philosophy of not accepting comps to other showcases, he feels "I want
people to buy tickets to my shows, so I will buy tickets to theirs."
Try to embody this and support each others hard work.
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