The 9th annual Midtown International Theatre Festival, which ran July 14-Aug. 10, honored winning productions in 32 categories, in a ceremony held at the Bleecker Street Theatre. The awards ceremony also offered highlights from the nominated productions, including Love, Incorporated; Cleopatra: A Life Unparalleled; Prince Trevor; and Kidnapping Laura Linney.
Opa! earned five awards, while Cleopatra and The Wendy Complex took home four apiece. Love, Incorporated; Prince Trevor; Bubby's Shadow; and Directors' Reality earned three awards each.
MITF Awards highlights (winners in bold) follow:
Cleopatra: A Life Unparalleled
The Proposal from "Flies in the Snuffbox"
The Claw of the Schwa from "Directors Reality"
A Telephone Call from "Those Whistling Lads: The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker"
The Trip to Bahia Blanca from "Striptease into the Trip to Bahia Blanca"
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Mother May I?
Sacred is the New Profane
A Shot in the Dark
Flies in the Snuffbox
Kidnapping Laura Linney
Prince Trevor Amongst The Elephants
The Higher Education of Khalid Ami
The Wendy Complex
Raggedy Ann & Andy
Daughters of the Mock
Monica Bauer for The Higher Education of Khalid Amir (tie)
Mira Gibson for Childhood Montana
Stacey Lane for A Thousand Variations on a Lie Told Once
Philip Mutz for Kidnapping Laura Linney
Duncan Pflaster for Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants (tie)
Andrew Rothkin for Bubby's Shadow
Cheryl E. Kemeny for Cleopatra: A Life Unparalleled
Mari Carras, Nicholas Carras and Nicholas Kitsopoulos for OPA!
Marc Castle for Love, Incorporated
Mary Stewart David and Clive Chang for Eighty-1
Maura Farver, Sympathetic Division (tie)
Nadine Friedman, The Ghost Dancers
Ann Garner, Intimate Exchanges
Nathan Lemoine, 10-Speed Revolution
Ramona Pula, Bubby's Shadow
Lisa Rothe, Couldn't Say (tie)
Outstanding Choreography (Fight/Dance/Physical Movement)
Jeremy Bloom, The Wendy Complex (tie)
Igor Goldin, Love, Incorporated
Kate Loprest, Eighty-1
Merete Muenter, They Walk Among Us (tie)
Wendy Waring, OPA! Named as the winners of the Producer's Awards – honoring the best-selling production for each venue – were Cleopatra: A Life Unparalleled, Directors' Reality, Entwine, Flies in the Snuffbox, OPA! and Yom Kippur.
The Congeniality Award, acknowledging the company that honored the Festival regulations and guidelines most cooperatively, was presented to 81st Street Productions for Writer's Block.
For a complete list of MITF Award nominations and winners, visit MITF.