2010 Nominees Announced
The 2010 Nominees were officially announced at a sold out event in the West
Village. James Scruggs, Nicky Paraiso, Tzipora Kaplan, Doug Strassler,
Jay Aubrey and Linda S. Nelson had the honor or announcing the 2010 nominees
to the very enthusiastic crowd.Check out the list of the 2010 NomineesSee photos from the event
Tickets for the 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony are now on sale. Don't miss all the excitement, the entertainment and the chance to celebrate OOB's 2009-2010 season with your fellow artists.
Audience Building is a year round activityWhat can you do this month to build audiences for your show even if you don't have a show currently running? We have 7 great tips to help you stay in touch and active with potential new audience members.
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For more helpful marketing tips check out Kampfire Kounsel or the Kampfire Films PR website.
OOB Reveals Athletic Prowess|
a heat index of over 100 degrees, stifling humidity and warnings from
the weather service to avoid over heating, nearly sixty intrepid
Off-Off-Broadway artists arrived at the Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
Ball-field on Central Park's Great Lawn for the 2nd Annual Indie Theatre
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HAPPENINGS, EVENTS & ISSUES
details about these and other important activities affecting OOB and to
see how you can help and get involved, check out the Community Corner.
Some Possible Good News for 3LD
to DNAinfo, due to a decision to free money from Con Edison, 3LD is now
eligible to receive grant money to help with administrative costs. In
addition, there is news that 3LD and the Soho Think Tank will be sharing
the space at 80 Greenwich Street, at least temporarily. Read More....
Over 19,000 Emails sent to Albany... We need MORE!!
Over 19,000 emails and letters
were sent to Albany in support of rejecting the Governor's proposed 40%
cut to NYSCA local assistance funding.
proposed New York State budget will cut arts funding by 12% and NYSCA
funding by 40% (the biggest reduction of any State Agency) which will
be devastating to the entire Arts community of New York State. While
this money represents a minuscule portion of the State's overall
budget, it is the life blood of arts organizations across the state.
What can you do? Write to your state Legislators and leadership
and let them know how important the arts are to you and your community. (check out the Community Action
page to find your elected officials.)
The arts are important not only for the culture of NYC, but for the economy of NYC.
Rock'n Roll & Roll'n RockOur guest bloggers are never gonna stop.
a couple of weeks off to celebrate the 2010 Nominees, our blog is back
with a vengeance. Mariah MacCarthy rocked it last week with 3 awesome
blogs about theatre for social change.
Upcoming Guest BloggersNeal Freeman 8/23 - 8/28
JD Carter 8/30 - 9/4
Cyndy Marion 9/6 - 9/11
Cat Parker 9/12 - 9/19
Check out the insights from your fellow OOB artists, share your thoughts and participate in the conversation.
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|Header Photos (L to R) -
Teatro IATI' s production of The Smell of Popcorn,
Gemini CollisionWorks' production of Devils,
Sister Sylvester' s production of Play America (Life is Short, Wear Your Party Pant s) and Michael Chekhov Theatre Company production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane
For info on great shows currently running OOB, check out our website.
by Christopher Borg
Andrea Caban in You Got Questions?...
Actor, writer, producer, and teacher Andrea Caban
received the 2008 New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for her documentary-based play You Got Questions? I Got Answers!
which also garnered nominations for Outstanding Short Script & Outstanding Performance Art Production.
vast array of New York and regional credits span distances from the
Public Theater to the Williamstown Theater Festival to the Boise
Contemporary Theater. She has appeared in several national commercials,
is the resident clowning teacher at New York Film Academy and is a
Medici Fellowship Recipient for her work in Balinese mask theater.
Her solo piece, Questions My Mother Can't Answer
is currently being re-presented as part of the New York International
Fringe Festival. In her interviews with eight "women-of-a-certain-age"
including a Moroccan ballroom dancer, a prostitute, and her Aunt
Shirley, she seeks guidance from a variety of female role models, and
discovers that as flawed beings, life isn't about avoiding tragedy, but
how one chooses to deal with it.
I asked Andrea what she likes
about working in our community: "The Off-Off-Broadway world always seems
to say "yes" to my creating scary, exciting theater to do and to share.
I'm so excited to be getting ready to jump up on a bare stage again and
talk about what's really going on and grateful that the OOB community
is prepared to listen!"
Produced by Coyote REP Theatre Company,
the show will be presented at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street
Theatre. For more information visit www.coyoterep.org
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