2011 New York IT Award Winners Announced
By Angela Mitchell, About.com Guide
September 20, 2011
On Monday, September 19, the 2011 New York Innovative Theatre (IT) Award winners were announced in a ceremony hosted by Harrison Greenbaum at Cooper Union's Great Hall, located at 51 Astor Place in New York. Award recipients included a wealth of theatrical talents, including honors for Robert Patrick (Artistic Achievement Award), Horse Trade Theater Group (the Ellen Stewart Award), Flux Theatre Ensemble (the Caffe Cino Fellowship Award), and Laura Schlachtmeyer, who was recognized with the award for Outstanding Stage Manager.
The 2011 New York IT Awards also included a wealth of honors for additional ensembles, shows, performers and technicians. Among the many deserving nominees and winners, the one that intrigues me most is Manhattan Theatre Source'sThings at the Doorstep (the winner for Outstanding Solo Performance, for Nat Cassidy), with a theatrical adaptation of Lovecraft that I'd absolutely love to see onstage simply because I'd want to see how they brought the world of such an expansive horror writer into the relatively intimate confines of the stage -- it makes for a wonderful creative challenge. (And yeah, then I would be afraid. A lot.)
To learn more about the New York Innovative Theatre Awards, visit their website athttp://www.nyitawards.com. Meanwhile, you'll find my complete list of nominees and winners here. Congrats to all the nominees and winners alike!
Photo: Courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Source