2008 Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony
fourth annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony is less than
a week away and it is going to be a great event hosted by Lisa Kron and featuring performances by the Blue Man Group.
have a kick-ass line up of presenters including: Edward Albee, Olympia
Dukakis, David Cote, Barrett Foa, Leonard Jacobs, Rob Ashford, Tina
Howe along with a lot of other fantastic folks.
HONORARY AWARDS ANNOUNCED
year we have the honor of recognizing some of the folks that have make
a real impact on our community. We are so pleased to announce the 2008
Honorary Award recipients:
Judith Malina - Artistic Achievement Award
New York Theatre Experience (nytheatre.com) - Stewardship Award
The Boomerang Theatre Company - The Caffe Cino Fellowship Award
Get your tickets now
of the most anticipated events of the year, the 2008 Awards Ceremony is
a chance for the OOB community to recognize its own and celebrate the
crazy and wonderful world of Off-Off-Broadway.
This event is sponsored by:
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THE OOB SURVEY PROJECT;
The Demographics Survey (for individual artists)
establishing demographic statistics for artists working OOB
The New York Innovative Theatre Awards invites you to help us reach our study group goal of 6,000 participants by October. That's a lot.
To get involved in this groundbreaking research, you can take the survey hereThere are 17 quick questions and it only takes about 4 minutes to complete the easy online form.
Please take a moment now to help us reach this goal.
And if you have taken it already, please encourage your friends and company members to do the same.
How does the IT Awards Judging Process work?
get asked that alot. 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
Share your performance space experience!
We are working on a story about performances spaces for OOB. Fill out this quick online form and tell us about the good, the bad and the ugly spaces that you've performed in.
We know there are some juicy tales. Let us hear 'em.
And leave your email in the comments section if it is okay to ask you further questions for the article.
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to know us. The amazing all-volunteer staff of the IT Awards continues
to think of ways to reach out to you. So we have created a fun and
informal forum to share our opinions, thoughts and impressions of this
active and hugely entertaining community in a casual and personal way.
So read our blog and keep checking in with us.
We love hearing from you!
Header Photos L to R: Judith Malina, Screen shot of nytheatre.com and photo of Burning the Old Man produced by Boomerang Theatre Company
For info on great shows currently running OOB, check out our website.
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THIS UPDATE IS SPONSORED BY
The Blue Man Group
by Morgan Lindsey Tachco
twenty years ago, three caterers developed a performance art piece that
moved from the streets of Manhattan to venues such as La MaMa, P.S. 122
and Dixon Place, to name a few. Satirizing modern culture using rock
& roll, handmade instruments created from found objects from
junkyards and Materials for the Arts (including a lot of paint), their
show Tubes moved from La MaMa to the Astor Place Theatre in 1991 and
still runs today.
Man Group has since expanded into an international cultural
organization, extending performances to Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas,
Berlin, Oberhausen, Orlando, Tokyo, Toronto and Stuttgart. In addition
to international performances, the company has used their creative
process to venture into music recording and a live tour. The Company
has even developed the Blue Man Creativity Center as an independent
school for children and families. The Blue Men have been featured and
guest starred on a myriad of television shows and events and have even
Man Group has become so ingrained in our popular culture that it's hard
to remember their innovative beginnings - thank goodness they do. We're
excited for the Blue Man Group to participate in The New York
Innovative Theatre Awards' 4th annual ceremony on September 22nd. I
had the pleasure of meeting with two Blue Men to talk about their
performance roots and what it's like to be a Blue Man.
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