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Congratulations to all our 2010 shows and Award Winners!

The MITF Awards Ceremony were held at New World Stages on September 9th, 2010  

 

Special thanks to Danielle Pedraza, Patrick Pribyl, Livia Hill, Dianna Martin, and Roy Chicas. 

 

 

The 2010 MITF Award Winners

 

GENERAL AWARDS

CATEGORY

 NOMINEES

Outstanding Production of a Play WINNER Screenplay 

Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke? 

Closure 

In Our Own Image 

The Starship Astrov 

The Tragedie of Cardenio

Outstanding Production of a Musical WINNER  Civil War Voices
10 Reasons I Won't Go Home with You 

Conspiracy 

Lovers 

Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical

Outstanding Production of a Special Event (including Short Plays, One-Acts, Monologues, Readings, and Solo Shows) WINNER  Alice & Elizabeth's One Woman Show 

Asian Belle 

Love, Humiliation & Karaoke 

ResurGENTS 

Tallish Tales

Outstanding Playwrighting for a New Script (including Plays, Musicals, and Readings) WINNER Screenplay by Scott Brooks 
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 

The Starship Astrov by Duncan Pflaster

Outstanding Music & Lyrics WINNER Bobby Cronin, Jason Purdy, Andrew Byrne, Blake Hackler, Steven Silverstein, Alan Bukowiecki & Phillip Chernyak for 10 Reasons I Won't Go Home with You

Christopher Massimine for Lovers 

Original Arrangements by Mark Hayes for Civil War Voices 

Michael Tester for Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical 

Victor Lesniewski  & Ronnie Reshef for Conspiracy: A Love Story

Outstanding Direction WINNER  Mike Hayhurst for The King of Bohemia 
Abbe Gail Gross for Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical 

Dennis Courtney for Civil War Voices 

Eric Parness for The Starship Astrov 

Jenny Greeman for Screenplay 

Paula Riley for Literary Disruption

Outstanding Costume Design WINNER  Janell Berte for Civil War Voices
Amy Kitzhaber for Tallish Tales 

broadwayclubhouse.com for Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical

Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke? 

Marc Caswell for Colored People's Time 

Mark Richard Caswell for The Starship Astrov

Outstanding Sound Design WINNER  Michelangelo Sosnowitz for Peking Roulette 

Benjamin Furiga & Nathan Manley for Tallish Tales 

Love, Humiliation & Karaoke 

Nicholas Pacifico for The King of Bohemia 

Nick Moore for The Starship Astrov 

Todd Ackerman for Love Me Tinder

Outstanding Scenic Design WINNER  Christine Peters for Tallish Tales 

Dan Koch for Never Norman Rockwell 

Darby Cire for The Starship Astrov 

Randall Parsons for Colored People's Time 

Screenplay 

Steven Octavius Hill for Literary Disruption

Outstanding Lighting Design WINNER  Yuriy Nayer for Colored People's Time
Ian Wehrle for Screenplay 

Isabella F. Byrd for The Starship Astrov 

Jake DeGroot for The Gospel According to Josh 

Jon Capozzoli for Gray Matters 

Patricia R. Floyd for ResurGENTS 

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

Jason Liebman in Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke? 

Jonathan Sale in Screenplay 

Josh Sauerman in Prevailing Wins 

Walter Brandes in The Starship Astrov

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play WINNER  April Woodall in Gray Matters 

Catherine LeFrere in Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke? 

Brandi Wilson in Love Me Tinder 

Elizabeth Davis in The Starship Astrov 

Gabby Sherba in Merrily, Merrily, Merrily 

Olivia Horton in Literary Disruption

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical WINNER  Stephen Hope in Civil War Voices 

Eddie Schnecker in Conspiracy: A Love Story 

Mark Cajigao 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 WINNER  Danielle Lee Greaves in Civil War Voices 

Amanda Castanos in Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical 

Courtney Hammond in Lovers 

Elaine Moran in Conspiracy: A Love Story 

Jesse Zeidman in Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical 

Kelly Nichols in 10 Reasons I Won't Go Home with You

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

Daniel Damiano in The Hyenas Got It Down 

Enzo Lombard in Love, Humiliation & Karaoke 

Joshua Rivedal in The Gospel According to Josh 

Michelle Glick in Asian Belle

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

Craig Divino in The Tragedie of Cardenio 

Matt Welsh in In Our Own Image 

Scott Brooks in Screenplay 

Stephen Trafton in Civil War Voices

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

Emily Soffe in Literary Disruption 

Heather Dilly in Screenplay 

Kathryn Kates in Gray Matters 

Sarah Sixt in Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical

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

All Folked Up 

Civil War Voices 

Closure 

ResurGENTS 

The Starship Astrov

Outstanding Choreography     (Including Dance & Fight) WINNER  Jusin Williams for ResurGENTS

Abbe Gail Gross & Janice Aguilera for Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical 

Dennis Courtney for Civil War Voices 

Outstanding Production of a Short Subject WINNER  Love Stinks 

All Folked Up 

An Ode to the Washerman 

Searching for Soula 

The Hyenas Got It Down 

The Reunion Plays

Outstanding Reading WINNER  Miss Pell is Missing 

Becoming Kinky 

Hadleyburg 

Soleda Red and Yellow

Outstanding Show Marketing & Advertising (including Programs, Postcards, Websites, etc.) WINNER  Civil War Voices 

Asian Belle 

Gray Matters 

Lovers 

Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical

PRODUCER'S AWARDS

SPECIAL AWARDS

Presented by MITF Executive Producer John Chatterton.

Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke? for The Beckett Theatre
Literary Disruption for June Havoc Theatre
Asian Belle for Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
Love Me Tinder for Main Stage Theater
Till Death Do Us Part? for 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 (Mike Reardon, MITF contact)

Agony Productions & Paris Junior College, IN OUR OWN IMAGE (Christopher Heath, MITF contact)

Broadway Clubhouse.com, MOST LIKELY TO: THE SENIOR SUPERLATIVE MUSICAL (Michael Tester, MITF contact)

Kyle Stewart, TALLISH TALES (Amy Kitzhaber, MITF contact)

Burning Nickels Productions / Phil Newsom Prod., Michael Roderick, TEN REASONS I WON'T GO HOME WITH YOU (Phil Newsom, MITF contact)

 

ANY PAID STAFF MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL CAN VOTE.  This includes Artistic Directors, Box Office Staff, Concessions workers, Venue Managers, Managing Director, Marketing Director, etc...

The voters are ranked by how many productions they've seen. They are then allotted points based on their ranking. Someone who has seen every production in the festival might get 9 points for their 1rst choice and 6 points for their 2nd choice whereas someone who has only seen half the shows might get 6 points for their 1rst choice and 3 points for their 2nd choice.
The voters first list their top four in each category. I tally the points and create a list of nominees. There are usually 3-5 nominees for each category.

The nominees are announced in August via email. The date for the awards ceremony is released at that time.

The list of nominees is then emailed to the voters. They then re-vote, ranking their top 3 in each category. I then tally that, taking into consideration who has seen which shows. Sometimes there are ties.

The winners are announced at the awards ceremony in September.

Also, please be aware that the nominations and winners are selected by the entire staff. John Chatterton and the Artistic Directors have just as much say as the box office staff and concession workers. There are a lot of voters and they all see things differently and vote based on their own parameters.