Donnetta Lavinia Grays was the recipient of the 2012 Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award
Donnetta Lavinia Grays was the recipient of the 2012 Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award
The eighth annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards were presented on Monday, September 24 at the Kaye Playhouse. Hosted by Harrison Greenbaum, the ceremony honored the best in Off-Off-Broadway theater throughout the past year.

The list of winners is as follows:

Outstanding Ensemble:
Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant Returns in: The Mothership Landing
Justin Badger, David M. Barber, Melody Bates, Stephanie Dodd, Jeffrey Fracé, Connie Hall, Kelly Hayes, Jerusha Klemperer, Peter Lettre, Rachel Murdy, Melody Bates, Peter Richards, Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant in association with the Irondale Center

Outstanding Solo Performance:
Melanie Jones, Endure: A Run Woman Show, Collision Productions

Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role:
Stephen Alan Wilson, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, T. Schreiber Studio

Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role:
Celeste Arias, Demon Dreams (Oni No Yume), Magic Futurebox

Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role:
Greg Horton, A Man of No Importance, The Gallery Players

Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role:
Renee Claire Bergeron, A Man of No Importance, The Gallery Players

Outstanding Choreography/Movement:
Joe Osheroff & Evan Zes, Homunculus: Reloaded, Homunculus Mask Theater

Outstanding Director:
Joe Osheroff, Homunculus: Reloaded, Homunculus Mask Theater

Outstanding Lighting Design:
David A. Sexton, The Spring Fling: My Best/Worst Date Ever, F*It Club

Outstanding Costume Design:
Sidney Fortner, The House of Mirth, Metropolitan Playhouse

Outstanding Set Design:
Kevin Judge, LoveSick (or Things That Don't Happen), Project Y Theatre Company

Outstanding Sound Design:
Matt Schloss, Miranda, MirandaCo

Outstanding Innovative Design:
Joe Osheroff, Mask Design, Homunculus: Reloaded, Homunculus Mask Theater

Outstanding Original Music:
Jeff Raab, 12th Night, Libra Theater Company

Outstanding Original Short Script:
Chisa Hutchinson, This is Not the Play, Mad Dog Theatre Company

Outstanding Original Full-Length Script:
Melanie Jones, Endure: A Run Woman Show, Collision Productions

Outstanding Performance Art Piece:
Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant Returns in: The Mothership Landing, Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant in association with the Irondale Center

Outstanding Production of a Musical:
Miranda, MirandaCo

Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play:
Advance Man, Gideon Productions

Outstanding Production of a Remounted Play:
Ajax in Iraq, Flux Theatre Ensemble

Additionally, the 5 Lesbian Brothers received the Artistic Achievement Award; Theatre Development Fund (TDF) received the Ellen Stewart Award; Astoria Performing Arts Center received the Caffé Cino Fellowship Award; Katie Kavett was named outstanding Stage Manager; and Donnetta Lavinia Grays was the recipient of the 2012 Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award.

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