The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation

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About Us

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation was created to bring recognition to the great work being done in New York City's Off-Off-Broadway, to honor its artistic heritage, and to provide a meeting ground for this extensive community. The organization advocates for Off-Off-Broadway and recognizes the unique and essential role it plays in contributing to American and global culture. We believe that publicly recognizing excellence in Off-Off-Broadway will expand audience awareness and appreciation of the full New York theatre experience.

The IT Awards is a not-for-profit arts organization supporting the Off-Off-Broadway community by:

  • Celebrating and Recognizing extraordinary Off-Off-Broadway Theatre
  • Strengthening the community and collective identity of Off-Off-Broadway
  • Honoring our artistic heritage
  • Advancing public interest in and understanding of the theatrical arts

The IT Awards’ process involves all levels of the New York theatre community.

  • Off-Off Broadway Community - We recognize some of the best work being done by the estimated 40,000 artists working in Off-Off-Broadway each year.
  • Audience Participation - Audience members have a voice, too. They can log on and offer their scores for theatre they see.
  • Judging Pool - Artists from all levels of Off-Off-Broadway theatre, as well as professionals from the New York theatre and entertainment community at large, evaluate productions through out the season.
  • Awards Committee - Artistic directors and theatre professionals determine the recipients of the honorary IT awards.
  • Volunteers - Members of our community, along with business professionals who give their time and resources to support the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.

At the end of the theatre season, a high-profile awards ceremony celebrates this entire community while honoring some of the most extraordinary work of the year.


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