Update: September 2011 


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SEPTEMBER 2011                         News from Off-Off-Broadway                             Issue 75
Doug Strassler, Editor 

See Details in Community Corner below

2011 New York

Innovative Theatre Awards



Monday, September 19, 2011

begins at 7:00 pm


Cooper Union's Great Hall,  

located at 51 Astor Place



Tickets are on sale now for $25

(cash and checks only at the door)

Don't miss all the excitement, the entertainment and the chance to celebrate OOB's 2010-2011 season with your fellow artists.

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Be proud be LOUD!

A new season is upon us and now is the time to promote your up-coming productions and all of your outstanding accomplishments - such as being nominated for an IT Awards.   


Ten Quick Tips on how to promote your exciting activities:

  1. Write a press release (Kampfire can offer some pointers, just email us at pr@nyitawards.com)
  2. Announce it on Facebook and share it with us on our facebook page - www.facebook.com/nyitawards  
  3. Announce it on Twitter - If you are tweeting the 2011 IT Awards festivities, you can use the hashtag #itawards11 to be included in the livestream 
  4. Post it on your website
  5. Send out an email blast to your ticket buyers
  6. Add it to your poster/postcards for your next show
  7. Add it to your email signature
  8. Put it on your resume
  9. List it in your bio
  10. Put it in your latest company newsletter


For more helpful marketing tips check out  Kampfire Kounsel or the Kampfire Films PR website.


For happy joyous fun time reading

Get to know the 2011 Nominees a little better. We host a series of blog posts asking our nominees about the OOB community and their work.

Why do you work OOB?
What was your favorite OOB production you saw this season?

Check out the insights from your fellow OOB artists, share your thoughts and participate in the conversation.

 IT Awards Blog

  BlogSpotWhen you're not producing, registering, performing in, or
 judging shows, please stop by FULL OF IT!

Community Corner   




 FAB! Festival  
Saturday, September 24th

E. 4th St between Bowery & 2nd Ave.


FREE Outdoor performances, a craft fair, site specific works, and gourmet food!  


New York Innovative Theater Foundation, creators of the Innovative Theater Awards, brings you a glimpse of Off-Off Broadway (and beyond!)in the Indie Theatre Variety Hour. Curated by Sean Williams, performances will include some of Indie Theatre's most exciting artists: Trav SD, Piper McKenzie, Wide Eyed Productions, Nosedive Productions, the cast of Starbarians and others, hosted by the hilarious Andrea Alton.  


Check out all the activities and reserve your tickets now


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.     



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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Elizabeth Davis

by Christopher Borg


Elizabeth Davis at the 2010 IT Awards

Last year, the award for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role went to...Elizabeth Davis!  For her role as Emily in An Amethyst Remembrance presented by Firebone Theatre.

It is always inspiring to hear back from a recipient who's career is taking flight, of course we would like to think our community was onto this great talent already! This summer Elizabeth played Celemine in the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's production of The Misanthrope and throughout July she was featured in Lincoln Center's  commissioned "Portraits in Dramatic Time" by visual artist David Michalek which projected on an 85 ft by 45 ft screen on the front of the David H. Koch Theatre.

Currently, Elizabeth, who has appeared on New York Stages in such Off and Off-Off-Broadway hits as Once, The 39 Steps, The Misanthrope, is about to open another show, Dally with the Devil by Victor Cahn at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row, directed by Eric Parness.

Just in time for election season, Dally With The Devil focuses on three women immersed in political intrigue: two officials from opposing campaigns compete to use a powerful blogger to influence the outcome of a Senatorial election. As charges escalate, tactics shift, and the battle swerves in unexpected directions.

Afterwards, Elizabeth will head right back downtown to New York Theatre Workshop to reprise her role as Reza in Once!, the same show that she workshopped at Harvard's ART. Once is based on the movie "Falling Slowly" and also features Elizabeth on the violin throughout the show!  The New York Theatre Workshop's production is directed by John Tiffany.

Dally With The Devil, runs through October 8, 2011 at the Beckett Theatre.  For more information visit www.DallyWithTheDevil.com.



Get your IT Awards Merchandise


Show your community spirit and support the IT Awards with T-Shirts, hats, photos & DVDs from the 2010 IT Awards ceremony, and books about OOB and NYC Theatre.

You can get yours now at our shop.


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Header Photos (L to R) -     
Brooklyn Underground: Theatrical Stories from the Green-Wood Cemetery; Kim Katzberg's Penetrating the Space; Manhattan Theatre Source's Stone Soup; Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant Returns in: The Mothership Landing

For info on great shows currently running OOB,
 check out our website.



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