Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New York Innovative Theatre Awards, Part Deux

A few more notes that I want to add about last night's awards:

First, major kudos to Vinnie Penna, Joe Whelski, and Jen Larkin, who performed short scenes from three Boomerang Theatre Company past hits (Kelly McAllister's Burning the Old Man, Tom Stoppard's Artist Descending a Staircase, and William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream). I had heard about Vinnie's Bronx-accented Puck but not seen it; it's delightful.

Second, a nod to Qui Nguyen, who rightly pointed out in his acceptance speech that NYITA is the only awards group that recognizes the excellent work of fight choreographers. Other theatre award bodies should jump on that bandwagon!

And finally, a quick mention of something coming up on indietheater.org: we'll be posting a feature in the next day or so capturing the reactions of last night's winners. Some responses have already come in, so I can tell you that this is going to be a great read.

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