Update: August 2011 


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AUGUST 2011                            News from Off-Off-Broadway                                 Issue 74
Doug Strassler, Editor 

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2011 IT Awards Ceremony

Monday, September 19th

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2011 Nominees Announced


The 2011 Nominees were announced on Monday, August 1st. 


This year's nominees were announced by: Zack Calhoon, Dinna Martin, David Anthony, Rehana Lew Mirza, Katie Rosin & Patrick Shearer and include 166 individual artists, 55 productions and 45 theatre companies.


Check out the entire list...



Meet the 2011 Honorary Awards Recipients

By Doug Strassler   

The IT Awards have announced this year's recipients for the Honorary Awards, and renamed one of the awards after one of the most most beloved and influential figures in OOB.
The honorees this year will be Robert Patrick, Flux Theatre Ensemble, and Horse Trade Theater Group.  Read on for details.

The August 2011 Kampfire Kounsel  asks, is it possible to take a summer vacation from marketing and PR?  The answer:  sort of... (Read on for the full story) 


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July 23rd - August 1st we dedicated our blog to Indie Theatre Week.

Guest bloggers include:

Edward Einhorn, Erin Smiley, Hamilton Clancy, Heather Curran, Daniel Talbott, Hope Cartelli, Frank Kuzler, Diánna Martin and Pete Boisvert.

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OOB Audience Survey 
The Innovative Theatre Foundation is conducting the fourth part of our OOB research project. This study focuses on OOB Audiences. If you are an OOB Audience member, please take the survey today. If you have a production that will be performing in the next few months, we could use your help. Please email us at info@nyitawards.com.     

FAB Arts Block Party 

On Saturday, September 24th, FAB is hosting its annual block party. The Innovative Theatre Foundation is organizing an hour of programming on their outdoor stage. We are looking for acts, previews and other suggestions. Please email shay@nyitawards.com


For details about these and other important activities affecting OOB and to see how you can help and get involved,  check out the Community Corner.


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Stacy Davidowitz

by Christopher Borg



Stacy Davidowitz at the Drama Book Shop

Stacy Davidowitz's play PINK!, which was a 2010 New York IT Award Nominee for Outstanding Full-Length Script, was recently published by Broadway Play Publishing and can currently be seen on those important shelves to any up-and-coming New York playwright at the Drama Book Shop. 

PINK! was a 2009 Lark Play Development Center Playwrights' Week Finalist and was nominated for whopping 7 IT Awards in 2010, and director Brian Smith received the award for Outstanding Director.

Davidowitz is a playwright and actor who has had work developed and produced in New York City, Chicago, Boston, and Los Angeles. She is a recipient of the Bob Hope Endowed Fellowship, Stacy is a graduate of British American Drama Academy; Tufts University; and Columbia University.  Her children's musical Hank & Gretchen: A Modern Re-telling of Hansel & Gretel; or Because Candy is That Good was produced with a cast of 54 fifth graders in NY, June 2011.  Her full-length play The Rubber Room is currently in development with Down Payment Productions, and her play Run. Run. Stop. was recently produced as part of the 36th Annual Samuel French Short Play Festival. Her episodic play series Talk to Moi, Amer-i-cah! produced through #serials at The Flea is currently in production to become a webseries.


Taking place over the course of one summer night, PINK! is a disturbingly comic glimpse into the dark and dangerous world of twelve year-old girls and using a sleep-away camp as a microcosm of the adult world they're desperate to inhabit, the plays paints a intimate portrait of unsupervised tween girls.

Rumor has it that Davidowitz' screenplay of PINK! is currently being optioned as an independent feature film.

For more information on PINK! Click here: www.pinktheplay.com



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