The annual event not only awards innovative works from Off-Off-Broadway, but seeks to raise awareness of the Off-Off Broadway scene and its cultural contributions.
Among the presenters for the third annual IT Awards were NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, actress Kathleen Chalfant, lighting designer Natasha Katz, director Leigh Sliverman, TOSOS II Artistic Director Mark Finley and Back Stage's National Theatre Editor Leonard Jacobs.
A selection of the 2007 IT Award winners includes:
Outstanding Production of a Play
Bouffon Glass Menajoree
Outstanding Production of a Musical
Urinetown, The Musical
The Gallery Players Outstanding Performance Art Production
Dancing Vs the Rat Experiment
La MaMa ETC in association with Witness Relocation
Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role
Susan Louise O'Connor, the silent concerto
Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role
Max Rosenak, 6969
6969, featuring Boo Killebrew, Julia Lowrie Henderson, Ryan Purcell, Max Rosenak, Phillip Taratula and Daniel Walker Stowell.
Outstanding Original Music
Leanne Darling, The Landlord
Daniel Talbott, Rules of the Universe
Outstanding Solo Performance
Mike Houston, The Ledge
Outstanding Original Full Length Script
Saviana Stanescu, Waxing West
Outstanding Original Short Script
Daniel Reitz, Rules of the Universe
Further information is available by visiting www.nyitawards.com.