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MITF is proud to announce 
MITF: Summer 2016 
Awards Ceremony!

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Actors Temple Theatre
339 W. 47th St. NYC

MITF Summer 2016 was a huge success and we are delighted to celebrate and honor the participants and nominees at the Actors Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th St, (between 8th and 9th Avenues). The evening will start with drinks at 6:00pm. The Awards ceremony and entertainment will begin at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome! Tickets for admission are $15, which includes a complimentary beverage, and will be available on our website and through OvationTix.

Come mingle with your fellow producers, actors, directors, audience members, and playwrights and learn about our upcoming Festivals. We'll ring in the new year (a little early) as we celebrate the participants and nominees. It promises to be a fun evening and here's to seeing you all very soon.

Best Wishes for 2017,
John Chatterton 
Executive Producer
MITF: Spring; MITF: Summer; MITF: Fall
Short Play Lab
john.chatterton@gmail.com

The list of all nominees:

Playwrights Award (Full-length)

Dewey Moss, The Crusade of Connor Stephens
Vivian Neuwirth, Mr. Toole
John Adams, In the Shadow of a Dream
Dayle Ann Hunt, Either/Or

Playwrights Award (Musicals)
Lauren Gundrum, Martin Shkreli’s Game
Danielle Smith, From Russia, With Love
Charles Bloom, Insomnia
Bronwyn Rucker, Radon Daughters
Kit Goldstein Grant, The Nose

Playwrights Award (Short Subjects)
Ye-Seong Hong, My Friend is a Shoe Burglar
Anne Pulsipher, Behind the Mask
Rebecca Dzida, The Greatest Performance
Mona Curtis, The Post Modernist
Katie Housley, Midnight on a Monday
Warren Paul-Glover, Ellen & Troy and Eloise Crystal Rae, Lamariya
John Schoneboone, Macintosh…Macintosh and the Dinosaur Salesman

Playwrights Award (Staged Readings)
Chima Chikazunga, 3 the Hard Way
Leo Rockas, Becoming Regent
Marshaline Letcher, Train
Ethan Warren, Why Are You Nowhere?

Outstanding Actress in a Short Subject
Salme Shim, My Friend is a Shoe Burglar
April Woodall, Born Fat
Tania Kass, Midnight on a Monday
Beth Newberry, Ellen and Troy and Eloise
Fleur Alys Dobbins, Between Men

Outstanding Actor in a Short Subject
Brett Temple, The Post Modernist
Daniel Cody, The Museum at Clifton Park
Kelsey McClarnon, Lights
Galway McCullough, Between Men

Outstanding Actress in a Full-Length Play
Kathleen Leask, The Crusade of Connor Stephens
Courtney Bess, Either/Or
Brenda Currin, Mr. Toole
Mimi Bessette, Either/Or

Outstanding Actor in a Full-Length Play
James Kiberd, The Crusade of Connor Stephens
Nick Ryan, In the Shadow of a Dream
Todd D’Amour, Mr. Toole

Outstanding Supporting Actress Full-length
Laura Butler, Mr. Toole
Kathleen Huber, The Crusade of Connor Stephens

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Full-Length Play
Ken Perlstein, Either/Or
James Padric, The Crusade of Connor Stephens
Joseph Rose, Either/Or
Lou Liberatore, Mr. Toole
Ben Curtis, The Crusade of Connor Stephens

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Full-Length Musical
Monique Moses, Martin Shkreli’s Game
Brenda Wilson, Lamariya
Rita Hughes, Lamariya
Samantha Kahn, Furniture the Musical
Lauren Lukacek, Insomnia

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Full-Length Musical
Patrick Swailes Caldwell, Martin Shkreli’s Game
Byron Jacquet, Lamariya
Jesse Manocherian, Insomnia
Dennis Holland, Insomnia

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Full-Length Musical
John Bander, Martin Shkreli’s Game
Zachary Small, From Russia, With Love
John Hall, Lamariya
Chris Brick, Insomnia
James Soller, Glockcoma

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Full-Length Musical
Kelly Nicole Dugan, Martin Shkreli’s Game
Emily Nan Phillips, The House of the Setting Sun
Amber Crawford, Glockcoma
Anette Michelle Sanders, Insomnia

Outstanding Director (Full Length Play)
Dewey Moss, The Crusade of Connor Stephens
Alexander Harrington, In the Shadow of a Dream
Rachel Flynn, Either/Or
Cat Parker, Mr. Toole
Nelson Eusebio, Lam-ang

Outstanding Director (Short Subject)
Seung-il Shin, My Friend is a Shoe Burglar
John Moriarty, Behind the Mask
Hannah T. Wolf, Between Men
Maria Aladren, The Post Modernist
Laurie Rae Waugh, Ellen & Troy & Eloise
Troy Scheid, Lamariya

Outstanding Director (Musical)
Richard Pearson Thomas, Mozart and Salieri
Jono Hustis, Martin Shkreli’s Game
Emilia Lirman, From Russia, With Love
Jay Michaels & Mary Elizabeth Micari, Grey is the New Black
Ovi Vargas, Insomnia

Outstanding Musical Director
Sofia Geck and Fernanda Douglas, From Russia, With Love
James Followell, Insomnia
Matthew Bennis The Nose

Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical)
Emily Grayson, The Crusade of Connor Stephens
George Allison & Eric Siegel, Mr. Toole

Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
Courtney Butt, The Nose
Ellen Pyne, Insomnia
Aaron Crosby, Lam-ang
Took Edalow, The House of the Setting Sun
Sue Rotay, Glockcoma
Anna Foss Wilson, Radon Daughters
Ji Hye Yang, My Friend is a Shoe Burglar

Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
George Allison, Mr. Toole
Michael Grant, The Nose
Nikolay Svirirdchik, Lam-ang
Connor Moore, In the Shadow of a Dream

Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Emily Grayson, The Crusade of Connor Stephens
Kia Rogers, Mr. Toole
Spencer Whale, Insomnia
Megan Horan, Lights
Jono Hustis, Martin Shkreli’s Game

Outstanding Ensemble Performance (Play or Musical)
The Y2K Play
Furniture the Musical
The Crusade of Connor Stephens

Outstanding Choreographer
Starr Leavitt, The Y2K Play
Helana Jang, My Friend is a Shoe Burglar
Ovi Vargas, Insomnia

Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance
M Center Vocals: Grey is the New Black
Amy Oestreicher, Gutless & Grateful
Dig
Natalie Lifson, Pleading the First
James Warren: You’ve Been James’d!
Vickie Phillips: A Carousel of Colors with Brel, Weill, and Aznavour

Outstanding MITF/ Solo Show
Born Fat
A Chronic Line
Acute…Girl
Divaholic

Letters to Zoey
Woman Seeks God

Outstanding Production
The Crusade of Connor Stephens
Insomnia
Mr. Toole
Between Men
My Friend is a Shoe Burglar

Festival Award
(Highest Grossing Festival Show)

Producer’s Award Main Stage Theater (Highest Grossing Show Per Performance)

Producer’s Award Jewel Box Theater (Highest Grossing Show Per Performance)




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COMING SOON!  OUR NEXT FESTIVAL

MITF: Spring
March 4 – March 26, 2017

ALL PERFORMANCES ARE AT:
The WorkShop Theater's
Jewel Box Theater
312 W 36th Street, NYC
WE WANT YOUR SHOWS!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
February 4, 2017!


Festival Manual

Dear Friend in the Theatre,

Spring LogoMITF is now committed to three Festivals. MITF: Spring is entering its second season. Our Midtown location is safe, clean, convenient, and close to the offices of industry members. It is the Festival of tomorrows' producers today! We set ourselves apart from other festivals because: (1) we are the Festival where new producers work alongside seasoned pros and (2) we have implemented a new Profit Sharing Policy (PSP).* Every play now has the opportunity to earn their piece of the pie!  

MITF: Spring is a combination of full-lengths, short plays, and musicals, children's plays, a Variety division (Magic Acts, Improv, Stand-up, Cabaret, Sketch Comedy, etc), the Short Play Lab, and staged readings. (There is a $250 fee for Staged Readings).
We're looking for any kind of play or musical that fits the guidelines:
• Short Subjects and musicals 30 - 60 min. long
• Full-lengths and musicals 61-90 min. long
• Easy to produce in a no-frills festival.
• AEA showcases are welcome.
• Any genre. (Short subjects using guns as props will not be considered; full-lengths can use guns as props).
• Plays must be sent in Word Document or PDF File. 
• Pages MUST be numbered and script must be in standard playscript format.**
• The estimated running time of the play must be clearly indicated.

The Festival will take place at the Workshop Theater's Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th St., NYC. MITF: Spring runs from March 4-March 26, 2017.
The Festival provides the WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater, shared scenery (rehearsal cubes, a table, and 4 chairs), and front-of-house staff. Shows must be off book and provide their own board operator, stage manager, and company manager.

To submit a project, mark it clearly "MITF: Spring," and let us know whether it is a full-length, short subject, a musical, a variety act, a 10-min. play for our Short Play Lab, 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: john.chatterton@gmail.com.
We look forward to your submissions!

Submission Deadline For Short Subjects and Full-lengths is February 4, 2017.
Submission Deadline For Variety Acts and the Short Play Lab is February 18, 2017.

*Please read the Festival Manual to learn about MITF's Profit Sharing Policy (PSP), the participant's options and our requirements. SPL's and Variety Acts are not eligible to participate in the MITF's Profit Sharing Policy.

**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.

Thanks, 
John Chatterton


John Chatterton's Presents
MITF: Spring 
Short Play Lab!

March 4 – 5, 2017
We Want Your 10-minute Play
Cash Prizes!
The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box, 
312 W.36th Street, NYC

Dear Friend in the Theatre,
 
Spl artWhether you've thought about doing a short play in New York but have never tried, or if you're a regular at such events around town, please give a thought to producing a show in MITF: Spring's Short Play Lab. Not only do you rub shoulders with your fellow short-play playwrights, but you get to showcase your work to people you don't know yet. The rules for submitting to the Short Play Lab are easy-peasy:
All plays must have a running-time of 10 minutes or less.
• Submission deadline is February 18. Notification will be soon after submission, depending on number of submissions. The sooner you get your script in, the more time you have to prepare. Get that script in pronto!
• Plays should be 1-10 pp. in standard playscript format.* (The shorter the better; shorter plays get priority.) Include a title page, as the first page of the script, with your contact info (only means of contact is by email).   
• Submit scripts in a MS Word document or PDF file.
You produce the play whether or not you live in New York. The SPL provides the theatre. This Lab will take place at The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater, 312 W.36th Street, NYC.
Productions must be non-union: no showcases please! (And no Equity waivers, either.)
• Keep production values to a minimum: costumes and hand props are okay. We provide rehearsal cubes, chairs, and a table. You can't leave your stuff in the theatre overnight.
• Scripts requiring the use of guns are not accepted. 
• Lit cigarettes and herbal cigarettes are not permitted. E-cigarettes are fine.
• We provide a board op, box office, and venue management.
• There are no fees. The SPL keeps the door.
Tickets are $20. Each playwright and director gets to watch his/her show for free. There are no other comps.
• There will be a tech rehearsal in the daytime on Saturday, March 4. The production dates are Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, March 5.
• Every play gets 2 performances, 1 on Sat. and 1 on Sun. Each play will be part of 1 of 2 programs: Program A or Program B, but not both. Program A takes place at 7 pm Sat. and 4 pm Sun. Program B takes place at 9 pm Sat. and 2 pm Sun.  
• We don't do staged readings. Be off-book, please! Plays not off-book during tech will be removed from the line-up.
THE MOST POPULAR PRODUCTION IN EACH PROGRAM RECEIVES A CASH PRIZE OF $75. Winners are determined by polling patrons after the performance. Playwrights, directors, and cast cannot vote for their own play. We reserve the right to break ties.

*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions.

The SPL is a lot of fun and a good way to see your work on its feet in a supportive environment. It's also a great way to see actors and directors at work, so you can recruit people for later productions.

To submit a script, send it as an attachment, in a Word document or PDF file, to john.chatterton@gmail.com. Any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me an E-mail!

Thanks,
John Chatterton
Executive producer, Short Play Lab


MITF: Spring
SEEKING VARIETY ACTS
March 4 – March 26, 2017
The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater 
312 W. 36th Street, NYC

Dear Friend in the Theatre, 
 
MITF: Spring is seeking Variety Acts. MITF: Spring combines some of the most popular features of past MITF festivals: short plays and musicals, a Variety division, the Short Play Lab, and staged readings. The Festival will take place at the WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater and will run from March 4 - March 26, 2017.

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, mike, and amp. Each act will be given one performance with the possibility of added performances to those acts with the best advance ticket sales-Festival schedule permitting. Shows receive a 1-hour tech rehearsal and a share of the profits, if any.

To submit a Variety Act: Mark it clearly "MITF: Spring," and that it is a variety act. Please also include video reels (you tube, etc.), of your act as part of your submission application. We'll curate the entries as they come in. Please send all Variety submissions to: john.chatterton@gmail.com

We look forward to watching your acts!

Submission Deadline For Variety Is February 18, 2017. 


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 17th 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, 2016. (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: Spring, running from March 4-March 26. Please send us your Union and non-union shows!
 
Thanks,
John Chatterton
Executive Producer, MITF: Spring,
MITF: Summer, MITF: Fall, Short Play Lab



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. We are also expanding to three festivals per year: MITF: Fall; MITF: Spring; and MITF: Summer.

Our next festival is MITF: Spring, beginning March 4th
and running through March 26th.

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