NYIT Award Winners 2019: Off-Off Broadway’s Finest

Below is the complete list of winners of the 15th annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards, honoring outstanding work Off-Off Broadway.

 Multiple-winning shows include “Eight Tales of Pedro” by The Secret Theater; “Shinka” by Ren Gyo Soh, “Electronic City” by New Stage Theatre Company. Special awards went to Magie Dominic, one of the founding members of the Off-Off Broadway movement; playwright Barbara Kahn; La MaMa curator and long-time downtown figure Nicky Paraiso,  and TOSOS – The Other Side of Silence, the first professional gay theatre company in NY

Click here for a list of all the 2019 NYIT Award nominees

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE 

Alex & Eugene

Isle of Shoals Productions, Inc.

Aja Downing, Reggie Herold, Katherine Leidlein, Joseph M. Mace, Rori Nogee, Noah Pyzik, Jae Shin, Anna Stefanic, Brittany Zeinstra 

 

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

Kim Katzberg 

Dad in a Box

Eat a Radish Productions

 

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE

Federico Mallet 

Eight Tales of Pedro

The Secret Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE

Meghan E. Jones 

Mary, Mary

Retro Productions

 

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE

Harrison Bryan 

Spring Awakening

Gallery Players

 

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE

Lori Elizabeth Parquet 

Operating Systems

Flux Theatre Ensemble

 

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY/MOVEMENT

Yoshiko Usami 

Shinka

Ren Gyo Soh

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR

Sara Thigpen 

Twelfth Night

Boomerang Theatre Company

 

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

Kia Rogers 

Real

Rodrigo Nogueira in association with The Tank

 

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

Michelle Beshaw 

Duke Oldřich & Washerwoman Božena, the True Story

GOH Productions in association with Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

Gabriel Firestone 

Whirlwind

Jordan’s Play Lab in association with Rebecca Crigler & Barn Owl, LLC 

 

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN

Aj Surasky-Ysasi

Worse Than Tigers

The Mill in association with New Ohio Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING INNOVATIVE DESIGN

Hao Bai, Eric Marciano & Ildiko Nemeth – for Projection Design

Electronic City, The New Stage Theatre Company

 

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC

Luis D’Elias 

Eight Tales of Pedro

The Secret Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SHORT SCRIPT

Teresa Lotz 

She Calls Me Firefly

Parity Productions in association with New Perspectives Theatre Company 

 

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL FULL-LENGTH SCRIPT

Madhuri Shekar 

Queen

Astoria Performing Arts Center

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE ART PRODUCTION

Electronic City

The New Stage Theatre Company

 

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

Spring Awakening

Gallery Players

 

OUTSTANDING PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

Shinka

Ren Gyo Soh 

 

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY

Stupid Fucking Bird

Stripped Scripts

 

Artistic Achievement Award

Magie Dominic

 

Ellen Stewart Award

Nicky Paraiso

 

Caffe Cino Fellowship Award

TOSOS – The Other Side of Silence

 

Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award

Barbara Kahn

 

The 2019 NYIT Awards ceremony was held tonight at the Centennial Memorial Theatre at 120 West 14th Street (otherwise known as the theater at the Salvation Army headquarters.)

 

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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