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Congratulations to all
MITF Summer 2017
Award Winners!

 
Best Playwright for a Short Subject:
Jason Paris Locker Room Talk

Best Playwright for a Full-Length or Musical:
Tony Sportiello The Bet

Best Playwright for a Solo Show:
Richie McCall Me and Stepin’
 
Best Director for a Short Subject:
Jen Yip Difficult Transition
 
Best Director for a Solo Show:
Pharah Jean-Philippe Platform Griot
 
Best Director for a Full-length or Musical:
Tom Herman The Bet
 
Best Actress in a Short Subject:
Mariana Genesio Pena Difficult Transition
 
Best Actress in a Solo Show:
Yarina Gurtner Emma’s Bliss
 
Best Actress in a Full-length or Musical:
Dana Aber The Bet
 
Best Actor in a Short Subject:
Avery Bagenstos Locker Room Talk: A Liberal Fantasy
 
Best Actor in a Solo Show:
Richie McCall Me and Stepin’
 
Best Actor in a Full-length or Musical:
Matt Haas The Princess, the Cow, and the
Corn Maze

 
Best Solo Show:
Me and Stepin’
 
Best Production:
Bromance-a-Roni
 
Best Lighting Design:
Josh Healing The Angels Will Let You Fall
 
Best Sound Design:
Lukas Thöni and Brandon Reilly Emma’s Bliss
 
Best Ensemble:
One More Fine Day
 
Best Musical Director:
C. Colby Sachs The Princess, the Cow, and
the Corn Maze

 
Best Music:
Richard D. Russell It Takes a Rainbow
 
Best Lyrics:
Georgia O’Keeffe Paints Paradise
Will Ogmundson
 
Best Variety Act:
Derek Hood Singing Standards
 
Best Supporting Actress:
Rose Kosciuszek Georgia O’Keeffe Paints Paradise
 
Best Supporting Actor:
Pierre Gonzalez Showtime
 
Best Costumes:
The Water Carriers
 
Best Choreographer:
Pim Van Amerongen The Bet
 
Best Set Design:
It Takes a Rainbow
 
Best Staged Reading:
Second Banana

 



MITF is Closing its Doors for the Foreseeable Future

MITF is Saying Goodbye (For Now)

Dear Friend in the Theatre, 

On looking back over 18 seasons of the MITF, I have many memories, most of them good, some not so much, and some hilarious. But I've had some reverses in recent years that have forced me to hang up the gloves. Hence, this retirement memo.
When you get to be 71, you accumulate a few dings on your person -- with some people, more dings than others, some dings going deeper than others. When you start to feel like my first car, a '65 Dodge Dart (this was in '79), you know it's time to re-evaluate your priorities.
The financial situation has also grown more parlous. When I started the MITF (in 2000), I was making $65 an hour as a tech writer on Wall Street. Now I'm on Social Security. I can no longer underwrite the Festival budget out of my own pocket.
(A few years ago I moved back to Massachusetts, for personal reasons, and the strains of commuting to NYC also take their toll.)
The last straw was recent lawsuit. It was one of those cases where you're damned if you win and damned if you lose, because either way you have to pay legal costs.
I have lots of energy and ideas left. Also an increasing urge to travel the world, starting with a farewell tour (in a much better car) down the East Coast to Florida. So, as the Governator said, "I'll be b-a-a-a-c-k!"
Thank you, New York, for giving my life meaning for 24 years. Thank you for the opportunity to serve that occasionally fickle muse, the Theatre, in all the roles I've experienced. Good luck and God bless. We'll be in touch!

John Chatterton
Executive Producer, MITF