Indie Theater Now Celebrates New York Innovative Theatre Award Winners

September 22, 2015

There was plenty of NYIT love for the Indie Theater Now community last night! Join me in congratulating these folks who were recognized for their work in NYC indie theater during the past theater season by the good folks at the New York Innovative Theatre Awards:

  • Matthew Trumbull was named Best Actor for his performance in Nat Cassidy's excellent play The Temple, Or, Lebensraum. Jeanne Travis was also honored for her Lighting Design for this production.
  • Cody Daigle's In the Bones, presented at Astoria Performining Arts Center, got nods for Best Actress (Emily Koch) and Best Featured Actress (Mel House).
  • Micheline Auger took home the trophy for Best Full-Length Script for Donkey Punch.
  • Theatre 167 won the prestigious Caffé Cino Fellowship Award.
  • And Andrea Alton, whose new play Possum Creek will be published by ITN next month, won the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award.

Check out the links to these plays and playwrights on Indie Theater Now. (And note that Mr. Trumbull, a fine actor as noted by the NYIT folks last night, is also a fine playwright represented on our site!)

We appreciate the great efforts of our friends at NYIT (and, full disclosure, proudly recall that NYTE won the Ellen Stewart Stewardship Award in 2008).





More about the playwrights in this article:
Loco7's "Undefined Fraction" at La MaMa
I got to pay a visit to one of my all-time favorite indie theaters, La MaMa E.T.C., for a performance of Undefined Fraction, which is part of the company's 2015 Puppet Series. This blend of edgy puppetry, physical theater, and dance is an exemplar of the kind of meditative hybrid installation/happening/drama that has been a mainstay of this East Village institution for decades.
Trav S.D.'s Great Vaudeville History
A look back at Trav S.D.'s book on vaudeville, published 10 years ago this month.
United Solo 2014: Done; United Solo 2015: Starting Now!
ITN's United Solo 2014 play collection is now complete; and our first 2015 play--LOUISE IN CHARLESTOWN by Penny Jackson--is available as well.