Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Award Nominees

News   Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Award Nominees OPA!, Exit Cuckoo, Kidnapping Laura Linney and Love, Incorporated are among the 2008 Midtown International Theatre Festival Award nominees.

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:

  • Outstanding Overall Production of a Commercial Division Production
    Exit Cuckoo
    Love, Incorporated
    OPA!
  • Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
    Cleopatra: A Life Unparalleled
    Eighty-1
    Love, Incorporated
    OPA!
  • Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play, One-Act, or Monologue
    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"
  • Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show
    By the Light of the Silvery Moon
    Exit Cuckoo
    Mother May I?
    Sacred is the New Profane
  • Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival
    A Shot in the Dark
    Flies in the Snuffbox
    Intimate Exchanges
    Quake
  • Outstanding Overall Production of a New Comedy Play
    10-Speed Revolution
    Kidnapping Laura Linney
    Prince Trevor Amongst The Elephants
    The Higher Education of Khalid Ami
    Writer's Block
  • Outstanding Overall Production of a New Drama Play
    Bubby's Shadow
    Couldn't Say
    Childhood Montana
    Penang
    The Wendy Complex
  • Outstanding Overall Production of a Staged Reading
    Raggedy Ann & And
    Alice
    Gentleman's Wish
    Daughters of the Mock
  • Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script Play OR Book of a Musical
    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
  • Outstanding Music & Lyrics
    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
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Outstanding Direction
    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.

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