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The 2008 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony

- Backstage with the Playwrights: Special Events

The 2008 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony
www.nyitawards.com
At Haff Auditorium at FIT

Hosted by Lisa Kron
www.lisakron.com

Jason Bowcutt, Exec. Director
Shay Gines, Exec. Director
Nick Micozzi, Exec. Director
Akia, Company Manager

Directed by Jose Zayas
Stage Managed by Rich Abrams
Video Production by Brandon Epperson
Lighting Design by Vaughn Preston
Sound Design by Daniel Kluger
Sound Engineering by Patrick Shearer
Voice-Overs by Desmond Dutcher
and Denice Kondik

Special Entertainment: Blue Man Group
Press: www.kampfirefilmspr.com

Event After-Party
at
Mustang Harry's
www.mustangharrys.com

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
September 22, 2008


(See 2008 IT Awards Recipients)

A very lively event was presented tonight, in honor of the New York Innovative Theatre Awards. Lisa Kron, renowned entertainer and playwright, was a hilarious and very warm host for these dynamic ceremonies. Blue Man Group performed twice, each time with very loud electronic effects, and with very serious, blue-faced demeanor. The Awards are given to Off-Off Broadway Companies, those smaller theatre companies with emerging artists and playwrights, and the packed audience was wildly vocal in its approval of the evening's awards and festivities.

Some of tonight's Presenters were Olympia Dukakis, John Bucchino, Rob Ashford, and Edward Albee, who happened to be a huge hit at the age of 80. There was a short onstage ensemble demonstration, by the Boomerang Theatre Company, that illustrated differing personalities and affects for each actor. Excerpts of works by Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, and Kelly McAllister were performed in seamless sequence. Rochelle Denton and Martin Denton received a special Stewardship Award for The New York Theatre Experience. This mother-son duo was honored with a film tribute as well. This was an informative and worthy event. Mustang Harry's, on Seventh Avenue, between 29th and 30th Streets, hosted the After-Party, attended by much of the audience and recipients. The entire list of 2008 IT Awards recipients is linked above.



Katie Rosin, Media,
The NY Innovative Theatre Awards (IT Awards)
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Steamed Beets and Endive Salad
At the It Awards After-Party at Mustang Harry's
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Jennifer Drake at the IT Awards
Mustang Harry's After-Party
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




It Awards After-Party at Mustang Harry's
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




It Awards After-Party at Mustang Harry's
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




It Awards After-Party at Mustang Harry's
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Jennifer and Chuck at Mustang Harry's After-Party
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower







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For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net