The MITF Awards will be presented Sept. 5 at 8 PM at the Bleecker Street Theatre. The evening will also feature highlights from nominated productions, including the musical Cleopatra: A Life Unparalleled, which earned ten MITF Award nominations.
The 9th annual Midtown International Theatre Festival ran July 14-Aug. 10, comprising over 50 works, including eight musicals, ten solo works and three dance pieces.
Awards will be handed out in 32 categories, in addition to the Producer's Award, which honors the best-selling MITF production; and the Congeniality Award, acknowledging the company that honored the Festival regulations and guidelines most cooperatively.
A selection of 2008 MITF Awards nominees 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 & And
Daughters of the Mock
Monica Bauer for The Higher Education of Khalid Amir
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
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
Nadine Friedman, The Ghost Dancers
Ann Garner, Intimate Exchanges
Nathan Lemoine, 10-Speed Revolution
Ramona Pula, Bubby's Shadow
Lisa Rothe, Couldn't Say
Outstanding Choreography (Fight/Dance/Physical Movement)
Jeremy Bloom, The Wendy Complex
Igor Goldin, Love, Incorporated
Kate Loprest, Eighty-1
Merete Muenter, They Walk Among Us
Wendy Waring, OPA! For a complete list of MITF Award nominations, visit MITF.