Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Award Winners

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The Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival (MITF) announces the winners of the MITF Eleventh Season Awards. The AWARDS CEREMONY was held on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 8pm at New World Stages, 340 W. 50th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), NYC.

The 2010 MITF Award Winners are:

Outstanding Production of a Play:
Screenplay

Outstanding Production of a Musical:
Civil War Voices

Outstanding Production of a Special Event:
Alice & Elizabeth's One Woman Show

Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script:
Scott Brooksfor Screenplay

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

Outstanding Direction:
Mike Hayhurst for The King of Bohemia

Outstanding Costume Design:
Janell Berte for Civil War Voices

Outstanding Sound Design:
Michelangelo Sosnowitz for Peking Roulette

Outstanding Scenic Design:
Christine Peters for Tallish Tales

Outstanding Lighting Design:
Yuriy Nayer for Colored People's Time

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play:
Frankie Alvarez in The Tragedie of Cardenio

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play:
April Woodall for Gray Matters

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical:
Stephen Hope for Civil War Voices

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical:
Danielle Lee Greaves for Civil War Voices

Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Special Event:
Alice Barden for Alice & Elizabeth's One Woman Show

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play or Musical:
Arthur Marks for Civil War Voices

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical:
Jennifer Gawlik for The Starship Astrov

Outstanding Ensemble Performance:
Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical

Outstanding Choreography:
Juson Williams for ResurGENTS

Outstanding Production of a Short Subject:
Love Stinks

Outstanding Reading:
Miss Pell is Missing

Outstanding Show Marketing & Advertising:
Civil War Voices

Producers Awards, Presented by John Chatterton
Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke? - The Beckett Theatre
Literary Disruption - June Havoc Theatre
Asian Belle - Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
Love Me Tinder - Main Stage Theater
Till Death Do Us Part? - Jewel Box Theater

Congeniality Award
Awarded to a festival production that excels in demonstrating congeniality before, during, and after the festival process, including efficiency, flexibility, tact, and professionalism. This award is voted on by the Festival crew that interacts with the shows on a daily basis, and presented by MITF Managing Producer Emileena Pedigo.

Winner:
Mike Reardon/Write Paths Studio, Love Me Tinder

Nominees:
Agony Productions & Paris Junior College, In Our Own Image, MITF contact Christopher Heath
Broadway Clubhouse.com, Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical, MITF contact Michael Tester
Kyle Stewart, Tallish Tales, MITF contact Amy Kitzhaber
Burning Nickels Productions / Phil Newsom Prod., Michael Roderick, 10 Reasons I Won't Go Home with You, MITF contact Phil Newsom

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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