We are pleased to announce that applications for the 2009 Honorary Awards are available online now and are due by 6pm on May 1, 2009.  Now in our 5th year, we have honored over 500 of the brightest and most influential artists from the Off-Off-Broadway community.

In addition to the production awards, each year we we also present 3 honorary awards which are given to companies, organizations and individuals that have made a significant contribution to our community.


* The Artistic Achievement Award, presented to an individual who has made a significant artistic contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community;

* The Stewardship Award, presented to an individual or organization demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership;

* The Caffe Cino Fellowship Award, presented to an Off-Off-Broadway theatre company that consistently produces outstanding work. This award also includes a grant ($1,000-$5,000) to be used toward an Off-Off-Broadway production.

These awards are selected by The Honorary Awards Committee which is comprised of people deeply grounded in the Off-Off-Broadway community.
Previous recipients include:

Artistic Achievement - Basil Twist
Stewardship Award - Ellen Stewart, LaMaMa, ETC.
Caffe Cino Fellowship – Inverse Theater Company

Artistic Achievement - Tom O’Horgan
Stewardship Award - The Field
Caffe Cino Fellowship - Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company
Artistic Achievement - Doric Wilson
Stewardship Award - Alliance of Resident Theatres/NY
Caffe Cino Fellowship - Rising Phoenix Repertory

Artistic Achievement - Judith Malina
Stewardship Award - Martin & Rochelle Denton, New York Theatre Experience
Caffe Cino Fellowship  - Boomerang Theatre Company
“Receiving the Stewardship Award from NYITA was particularly meaningful to us because it signifies that our peers and colleagues in the indie theater community really value what The New York Theatre Experience has been doing for the past ten years” said 2008 recipient, Martin Denton. “It inspires us want to keep doing a better and better job in the future.”
Applications are available here.

Originally posted 2/2/09


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