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 MITF: Summer 2017 Award Nominees

Best Playwright for a Short Subject:
Anindya De 2 For 1
Gabrielle Christene Harrison And the Crowd Goes Wild
Bear Kosik Between Panic and Desire
Roberto Ragone Bromance-a-Roni
Emma Gordon Care and Keeping of You
Kevin Clancy Difficult Transition
Ellen Lindsay From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Michael Ricotta Ian and His Body
Natasha Cobb It’s Not Stamped on Your Forehead
Jason Paris Locker Room Talk: A Liberal Fantasy
Helene Ellford and Emily Thomas Self Yelp
Philip Kushner Short Cut
Krystina Bailey Showtime
 
Best Playwright for a Full-Length or Musical:
Julie Hays Carli Anne Songbyrd Baker
Tom Dunn Georgia O’Keeffe Paints Paradise
Emily Clare Thompson It Takes a Rainbow
Marcia L. McNair and Inissa D. Moore Sistas On Fire! A Newsical
Tony Sportiello The Bet
Michael Williams The Watercarriers
Jeffrey Schmelkin Untitled Time
 
Best Playwright for a Solo Show:
Sue Bevan An Audience With Shurl
Richie McCall Me and Stepin’
Baindu D. Kalokoh Platform Griot
Sohailla Mahjour RAGHS
Dor Zweigenbom Why I Killed My Mother
 
Best Director for a Short Subject:
Tania Kass A Mother’s Heart
Holly Payne-Strange An Energy Tale
Art Bernal Bromance-a-Roni
Jen Yip Difficult Transition
Bessie Nellis Ian and His Body
Emily Tinawi Locker Room Talk: A Liberal Fantasy
Doug Widick Self Yelp
Adam Delia Short Cut
Glenn Quentin Showtime
 
Best Director for a Solo Show:
Sue Bevan An Audience With Shurl
Sondra Lee Miss Anne’s Plan
Pharah Jean-Philippe Platform Griot
Hanoch Reim Why I Killed My Mother
 
Best Director for a Full-length or Musical:
DeMone Seraphin Back O’Town
Tom Gold Carli Anne Songbyrd Baker
Tom Herman The Bet
Tom Marion The Watercarriers
 
Best Actress in a Short Subject:
Marianne Goodell A Mother’s Heart
Mariana Genesio Pena Difficult Transition
Ellen Lindsay From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Marlene Villafane Into the Bayou Madame Marie’s Shop
Adetnuke Adetunji It’s Not Stamped on Your Forehead
Helene Ellford Self Yelp
Emily Thomas Self Yelp
 
Best Actress in a Solo Show:
Yarina Gurtner Emma’s Bliss
Sue Bevan An Audience With Shurl
Ann Pasquale Miss Anne’s Plan
Baindu Kalokoh Platform Griot
Sohailla Mahjour RAGHS
Gina Hughes Untold
 
Best Actress in a Full-length or Musical:
Mary Armstrong Georgia O’Keeffe Paints Paradise
Mary McCallum Hunger in Paradise
Tiffany Renee Thompson Sistas on Fire! A Newsical
Dana Aber The Bet
 
Best Actor in a Short Subject:
George Papadimatof Bromance-a-Roni
Jeff Athey Code Adam
Keith Edward Maxwell Difficult Transition
Avery Bagenstos Locker Room Talk: A Liberal Fantasy
Arden Nicoletta Short Cut
Philip Kushner Short Cut
Ryan Hudzik Untitled Time
Steven Ackerman What Shall We Do With Dawn?
 
Best Actor in a Solo Show:
Richie McCall Me and Stepin’
Dor Zweigenbom Why I Killed My Mother
 
Best Actor in a Full-length or Musical:
Steven Moity Forbidden
Spencer Plachy The Bet
Matt Haas The Princess, the Cow, and the Corn Maze
 
Best Solo Show:
An Audience With Shurl
Emma’s Bliss
This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?
Me and Stepin’
Miss Anne’s Plan
Platform Griot
RAGHS
Untold
 
Best Production:
An Energy Tale
Bromance-a-Roni
Difficult Transition
Emma’s Bliss
Love and Nothing
The Gay No More Telethon: The Apology
 
Best Lighting Design:
Tony Mann An Audience With Shurl
Tony Mann Bromance-a-Roni
Taylor Cavins One More Fine Day
Tony Mann Self Yelp
Josh Healing The Angels Will Let You Fall
Kallista Knight Untitled Time
 
Best Sound Design:
Tony Mann An Audience With Shurl
Tony Mann Bromance-a-Roni
Brandon Reilly Emma’s Bliss
Tony Mann Self Yelp
 
Best Ensemble:
And the Crowd Goes Wild
For What It’s Worth
It Takes a Rainbow
Mad Mel Saves the World
One More Fine Day
Sistas On Fire! A Newsical
The Angels Will Let You Fall
The Watercarriers
Untitled Time
Who Are You?
 
Best Musical Director:
Nick Wilders Back O’Town
Seth Weaver For What It’s Worth
Erich Rausch Mad Mel Saves the World
Caitlyn Waltermire Leonard One More Fine Day
C. Colby Sachs The Princess, the Cow, and the Corn Maze
Sean P. Pallatroni Who Are You?
 
Best Music:
Erin J. Reifler Back O’Town
Georgia O’Keeffe Paints Paradise Ogmundson
Richard D. Russell It Takes a Rainbow
John Davis and Caitlyn Waltermire Leonard One More Fine Day
 
Best Lyrics:
Erin J. Reifler Back O’Town
Georgia O’Keeffe Paints Paradise Ogmundson
 
Best Variety Act:
Omar Franco: Allure of Allusion
Derek Hood: Singing Standards
Justyna Kostek and Oliver Conant: Dietrich Rides Again
IRTE Presents: Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid!
Diana Arnold: On the Table
Justin Chevalier. The Art of Silence: A Tribute to Marcel Marceau
Miranda Jonte: Good and Kissed
Steven Meeker, Jr: Very Strong Liking
Vickie Phillips: Keeping Alive the Artistry of Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, and Charles Aznavour.
Zak Kelley: Wake Up, Little Fag!
 
Best Supporting Actress:
Kelly Stowell Forbidden
Adiago Faizah From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rose Kosciuszek Georgia O’Keeffe Paints Paradise
Christin Cato Showtime
 
Best Supporting Actor:
Pierre Gonzalez Showtime
Kevin Riddagh The Gay No More Telethon: The Apology
Erik Jonathan Shuler The Princess, the Cow, and the Corn Maze
 
Best Costumes:
It Takes a Rainbow
Mad Mel Saves the World
Samantha Jean Moore One More Fine Day
The Princess, the Cow, and the Corn Maze
The Watercarriers
 
Best Choreographer:
Pim Van Amerongen The Bet
J. Joseph Burke The Princess, the Cow, and the Corn Maze
Kacie Devaney Love and Nothing
 
Best Set Design:
It Takes a Rainbow
Mad Mel Saves the World
One More Fine Day
The Princess, the Cow, and the Corn Maze
Untitled Time

 
Best Staged Reading:
A Massacre
David and Goliath!
Sailor
Second Banana
The AV Crew
The Red Wool
When Blood Ran Red



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OUR NEXT FESTIVAL - MITF: SUMMER 2018

Festival Manual

MITF: Summer
July 14 - August 5, 2018
The WorkShop Theater's Main Stage
and Jewel Box Theaters
312 W. 36th Street, NYC

DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE A PART OF THE LONGEST CONTINUOUS RUNNING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NYC!

Dear Friend in the Theatre, 

MITF: Summer 2018 is now the longest continuously running theatre festival in NYC-don't miss your chance to be a part of our exciting line-up! The summer festival is a combination of short plays and musicals, full-length plays and musicals, a variety division, the Short Play Lab, and staged readings.

For the short play and musical category we're looking for any kind of short play or musical that fits the following guidelines:
30 - 60 min. long. Short plays are the mainstay of MITF: Summer and will be given preference in selection over Full-lengths. (30 - 45 minute plays are the most desirable of all).
Easy to produce in a no-frills festival.
Any genre. (Plays using guns as props will not be considered).
Union and Non-Union shows accepted.
Plays must be sent in Word Document or PDF File. Pages MUST be numbered and script must be in standard playscript format.*

For the full-length category we are looking for:
Plays 61-90 min. long. Any genre. Full-length musicals can be up to 120 min. long.
Full-length plays and musical using guns as props are accepted.
 
Variety: The variety division spans cabaret, magic, improv, sketch comedy, standup, and burlesque. Acts can be solo or group affairs, so long as they fit within an hour, including setup and strike, and so long as they bring their own music director and so forth. The Festival provides a keyboard and amp for any Variety Show, if needed.

SPL's: The Short Play Lab has 2 programs of about 10 short plays each (not to exceed 10 min. in length, the shorter plays receive preference in selection). Each program is performed twice. The Festival takes the door; 2 cash prizes are awarded to the most popular shows, 1 from each program. 
For all shows, the Festival provides a theatre (the WorkShop Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box), shared scenery (rehearsal cubes, a table, and 4 chairs), front-of-house staff, and a board op (NOT a lighting designer). Shows must be fully produced (off book!).

Staged Readings: In addition to the fully produced shows, there will also be staged readings on weekday afternoons. Producers wishing to present a staged reading must make sure their reading doesn't exceed 3 hours and pay a $250.00 fee. The Festival doesn't provide a board op or any technical rehearsal to speak of.

To submit a project, mark it clearly "MITF: Summer," and let us know whether it is a short play or musical, a variety act, a 10-minute play (SPL), or a staged reading. We'll curate the entries as they come in, so you can start working on them as soon as possible. Please send all playscripts and all variety submissions (video reels, youtube, etc.), to: deborah.mitf@gmail.com  

The Festival will take place at the Workshop Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters, 312 W. 36th St., NYC. MITF: Summer runs from July 14 - August 5. 

We look forward to your submissions!

Submission Deadline For Short Subjects and Full-Lengths is May 15, 2018.
Submission Deadline For Variety Acts is June 1, 2018.
Submission Deadline For Short Play Lab is June 20, 2018.
        
*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions; 1" margins all around.


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The Midtown International Theatre Festival is proud to present a new lineup of festivals and, in keeping with our stated mission to nurture theatre in New York City and beyond, the festival is delighted to announce there are no participation fees* to submit to any of our festivals! We are truly the festival that cares.

*Please read the Festival Manual to learn about MITF's Profit Sharing Policy (PSP), the participant's options and our requirements.



MITF OPENS DOORS TO EQUITY SHOWS!
MITF RETHINKS EQUITY SHOWS!

Dear Friend in the Theatre,

Good News for Equity Showcases!

In the past, the MITF has discouraged Equity showcases from participating in its short-play festivals, because of the number of complimentary tickets required by the Equity showcase code. The Festival, now in its 18th season, is pleased to announce that it has relaxed its policies regarding Equity showcases for short plays. From now on, both union and non-union short plays will be welcome in the upcoming MITF short-play festivals. These festivals occur in March, July, and November, 2017. (There will be no change in the non-union policy for the Short Play Lab.)

Instead of rejecting showcases outright, the Festival will make adjustments to Equity shows' share of the profits, if any, to make up for the extra cost of complimentary tickets.

Our next festival is MITF: Summer, July 14 - August 5, 2018. Please send us your Union and non-union shows!
 
Thanks,
John Chatterton
Executive Producer, MITF Spring, MITF: Summer, MITF: Fall,
Short Play Lab