2010 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony 


Please join us for the

New York Innovative Theatre Awards


Monday, September 20, 2010

begins at 7:00 pm

Cooper Union’s Great Hall, located at 51 Astor Place

Tickets are on sale now for $25 in advance and are available at ($30 at the door)

Geraldine Hughes, Debra Monk, Jill DuBoff, Basil Twist, Christian Parker, Abby Marcus, Tim Errickson, Matt Opatrny, Jessica Burr and many other fabulous people.

Don't miss all the excitement, the entertainment and the chance to celebrate OOB's 2009-2010 season with your fellow artists.

Hosted by LISA KRON
Directed by TOM WOJTUNIK

Lisa Kron has been been writing and performing theater, both solo and as a part of the Five Lesbian Brothers for over 20 years.  Last season she trod the little known path from downtown lesbian theater artist to Broadway when her play, Well, premiered to critical acclaim at the Longacre Theater. She enjoyed representing her community on the Great White Way and is very happy to be back home in the downtown theater community.

Tom Wojtunik is the Artistic Director of the Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), where he has directed Children of Eden (IT Award Nominee, Outstanding Musical), The Pillowman, Ragtime (IT Award Nominee, Outstanding Musical), and Proof. NY directing credits include: Bright Lights, Big City (MMC); The Who’s Tommy (IT Award Nominee, Outstanding Musical), Man of La Mancha, Six Degrees of Separation, Urinetown (IT Award recipient, Outstanding Musical), Take Me Out (The Gallery Players); The Play About the Naked Guy and Edenville (IT Award Nominee – Outstanding Director, Emerging Artists Theatre); The Miss Education of Jenna Bush (FringeNYC, Best Solo Show & Audience Favorite); Rum and Vodka and The Good Thief (Prospect St. Productions); I’m in Love with Your Wife (Midtown International Theatre Festival); and workshops of David’s Play and Bella Via (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Tom served as a 2007/2008 Resident Director at Ensemble Studio Theatre, where he was an Associate Producer on the 2008 Marathon of One-Act Plays. He was an Associate Casting Director at Charles Rosen Casting, produced the 2002 Festival of New Musicals for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, and served as Artistic Director of NeoPack, a theatre company focused on new work, from 2001-2004. BFA: Marymount Manhattan College. Member: SDC, LCT Directors’ Lab, Emerging Artists Theatre.

Bekah Brunstetter's plays include OOHRAH! (The Atlantic Theater), MISS LILLY GETS BONED (Lark Playwright's Week,) YOU MAY GO NOW (Finborough Theatre, London) and A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE (upcoming Spring 2011 with Naked Angels.)  She is commissioned by The Roundabout and Ars Nova, a member of the Primary Stages writer's group, and an alumni of the Women's Project. She is a proud two-time IT Award recipient for Outstanding Original Full-Length Script www.bekahbrunstetter.com.


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