Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Award Nominees

Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Award Nominees

The Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival (MITF) announces the nominees forthe MITF Eleventh Annual Season Awards. The AWARDS CEREMONY will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 8pm at New World Stages, 340 W. 50th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $20 ($15 if booked before 8/30) and are available now at www.midtownfestival.org or by phone at 866-811-4111.

The 2010 MITF Award Nominees are:

Outstanding Production of a Play
Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke?
Closure
In Our Own Image
Screenplay
The Starship Astrov
The Tragedie of Cardenio

Outstanding Production of a Musical
10 Reasons I Won't Go Home with You
Civil War Voices
Conspiracy
Lovers
Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical

Outstanding Production of a Special Event
Alice & Elizabeth's One Woman Show
Asian Belle
Love, Humiliation & Karaoke
ResurGENTS
Tallish Tales

Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script
Alice & Elizabeth's One Woman Show by Alice Barden
Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke? By Amy Holson-Schwartz
Gray Matters by Jacques Lamarre
Screenplay by Scott Brooks
The Starship Astrov by Duncan Pflaster

Outstanding Music & Lyrics
Bobby Cronin, Jason Purdy, Andrew Byrne, Blake Hackler, Steven Silverstein,
Alan Bukowiecki & Phillip Chernyak for 10 Reasons I Won't Go Home with You
Mark Hayes for Civil War Voices
Victor Lesniewski for Conspiracy: A Love Story
Christopher Massimine for Lovers
Michael Tester for Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical

Outstanding Direction
Dennis Courtney for Civil War Voices
Abbe Gail Cross for Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical
Jenny Greeman for Screenplay
Mike Hayhurst for The King of Bohemia
Eric Parness for The Starship Astrov
Paula Riley for Literary Disruption

Outstanding Costume Design
Janell Berte for Civil War Voices
broadwayclubhouse.com for Most Likely To
Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke?
Marc Caswell for Colored People's Time
Mark Richard Caswell for The Starship Astrov
Amy Kitzhaber for Tallish Tales

Outstanding Sound Design
Todd Ackerman for Love Me Tinder
Benjamin Furiga & Nathan Manley for Tallish Tales
Love, Humiliation & Karaoke
Nick Moore for The Starship Astrov
Nicholas Pacifico for The King of Bohemia
Michelangelo Sosnowitz for Peking Roulette

Outstanding Scenic Design
Darby Cire for The Starship Astrov
Steven Octavius Hill for Literary Disruption
Dan Koch for Never Norman Rockwell
Randall Parsons for Colored People's Time
Christine Peters for Tallish Tales
Screenplay

Outstanding Lighting Design
Isabella F. Byrd for The Starship Astrov
Jon Capozzoli for Gray Matters
Jake DeGroot for The Gospel According to Josh
Patricia R. Floyd for ResurGENTS
Yuriy Nayer for Colored People's Time
Ian Wehrle for Screenplay

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Frankie Alvarez in The Tragedie of Cardenio
Walter Brandes in The Starship Astrov
Jason Liebman in Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke?
Jonathan Sale in Screenplay
Josh Sauerman in Prevailing Wins

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Cindy Blevins in Love Me Tinder
ElizaBeth Davis in The Starship Astrov
Olivia Horton in Literary Disruption
Catherine LeFrere in Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke?
Gabby Sherba in Merrily, Merrily, Merrily
April Woodall in Gray Matters

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Mark Cajigao in Conspiracy: A Love Story
Stephen Hope in Civil War Voices
Eddie Schnecker in Conspiracy: A Love Story
Ryan Stadler in 10 Reasons I Won't Go Home with You
Will Taylor in Lovers

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Amanda Castanos in Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical
Danielle Lee Greaves in Civil War Voices
Courtney Hammond in Lovers
Elaine Moran in Conspiracy: A Love Story
Kelly Nichols in 10 Reasons I Won't Go Home with You
Jesse Zeidman in Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical

Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Special Event
Alice Barden in Alice & Elizabeth's One Woman Show
Daniel Damiano in The Hyenas Got It Down
Michelle Glick in Asian Belle
Enzo Lombard in Love, Humiliation & Karaoke
Joshua Rivedal in The Gospel According to Josh

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play or Musical
Scott Brooks in Screenplay
Craig Divino in The Tragedie of Cardenio
Arthur Marks in Civil War Voices
Stephen Trafton in Civil War Voices
Matt Welsh in In Our Own Image

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical
Heather Dilly in Screenplay
Jennifer Gawlik in The Starship Astrov
Kathryn Kates in Gray Matters
Sarah Sixt in Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical
Emily Soffe in Literary Disruption

Outstanding Ensemble Performance
All Folked Up
Civil War Voices
Closure
Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical
ResurGENTS
The Starship Astrov

Outstanding Choreography
Dennis Courtney for Civil War Voices
Abbe Gail Gross & Janice Aguilera for Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical
Jusin Williams for ResurGENTS

Outstanding Production of a Short Subject
All Folked Up
An Ode to the Washerman
Love Stinks
Searching for Soula
The Hyenas Got It Down
The Reunion Plays

Outstanding Reading
Becoming Kinky
Hadleyburg
Miss Pell is Missing
Soleda Red and Yellow

Outstanding Show Marketing & Advertising
Asian Belle
Civil War Voices
Gray Matters
Lovers
Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical


MITF's AWARDS CEREMONY will feature entertainment by 2010 Season shows, including scenes from Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke? and Screenplay; and musical numbers from Civil War Voices, Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical, and Ten Reasons I Won't Go Home With You, among others. There will be a cash bar. Audiences voted online for the Best of Fest and winners will be announced at the ceremony. One of the Best of the Fest voters will win tickets to The 39 Steps in a drawing held at the ceremony.

The MITF's 2010 Season ran from July 12 - August 1, 2010 at the Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC; the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.

The Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival, now in its eleventh year, celebrates the diversity of theatre. The MITF welcomes theatrical storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres, forms, identities, cultures, and appetites. The MITF seeks to nurture these new ideas, perspectives, and stories on its stages, with an eye set on guiding these productions toward future success and longevity. The festival, traditionally held in summer, represents a fantastic, often paradoxical, adventurous and intriguing cross-section of the forefront of the Theatre World. The MITF proudly hosts production companies from across the country and around the globe, uniting talent in one of the biggest theatre capitals in the world.

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, in 2000 as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. In 2008, the Festival added two 99-seat theatres and inaugurated the Commercial Division for upwardly mobile shows with commercial ambitions. The MITF's artistic emphasis is on the script itself and therefore the Festival requests minimal production values.

For more information, visit www.midtownfestival.org.

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