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Open Art Marriage 

by Natalie Zutter 
4/18/2016 

Like any great love story Diana Oh, Leta Tremblay, Mariah MacCarthy have met multiple times over the years. Mutual adoration and respect for each otherís craft and worldview have coalesced into an unbeatable collaboration of Leta directing Mariahís plays, often starring Dianaóimportant, incisive, wrenching works about sexuality, queerness, rape culture, bodily autonomy, and love.

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The Tale of the Storyteller 

by Brian Petty 
3/21/2016 

In 2015 artist, singer, author and philanthropist, Donn Russell received the Founders Award from the Innovative Theatre Foundation. This honor was bestowed in recognition of his 50 years of service to the community. He has dedicated much of his life to discovering some truly exceptional and innovative artists and supporting their work. In addition, he has lived an incredibly bold and adventurous life, which could serve as inspiration for us all. Russellís art is so prolific and he is such an epic storyteller, that being assigned to write this article was a bit intimidating. Encapsulating a lifeís work in a few words seemed a daunting mission. However, even the storyteller needs to have his story told, and an interview offered me the perfect way to break into that story.

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Recipeints of the 2015 IT Awards  

The 2015 New York Innovative Theatre Awards were presented on Monday, September 21st at Mason Hall. The event was hosted by Jason Kravits, directed by Tim Errickson with script contributions by John Patrick Bray.

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The Joe Cino Ring 

by Mac Rogers 
8/25/2014 

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. Itís 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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How are they Chosen? The IT Awards Judging Process 

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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