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Mac, Paley, Nguyen, Steggert, et al. Receive IT Awards Nominations

Bobby Steggert in Yank!
(© Mark Krieger)
Nominations for the 2008 New York Innovative Theatre Awards (IT Awards), dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, have been announced. The awards ceremony will take place at the Fashion Institute of Technology on September 22, and will feature an opening number by Blue Man Group.

Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company's Fight Girl Battle World received nominations for outstanding production of a play, playwright Qui Nguyen, outstanding ensemble, featured actor Paco Tolson, director Robert Ross Parker, choreographer Qui Nguyen, costume designer Jessica Wegener, and sound designer Patrick Shearer.

The musicals Honor, The People Vs. Mona, The Rockae all received nominations, as did Yank!, for which Bobby Steggert was nominated as Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role.

Other nominees include Taylor Mac's The Young Ladies Of… for both solo and performance art production; Petronia Paley for her solo On the Way to Timbuktu; director Emma Griffin for Removable Parts; composer Peter Mills for The Rockae; playwright Bekah Brunstetter for You May Go Now; and the New York Neo-Futurists for ensemble work and performance art production, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.

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