New York Innovative Theatre Awards

BURNING THE OLD MAN by Kelly McAllister

Two feuding brothers try to bring their late father’s ashes to a final resting place.

EIGHTYTHREE DOWN by J.Stephen Brantley

It’s New Year’s Eve 1983 and Martin’s plan for a quiet night is thrown into chaos by the sudden arrival of his childhood friend Dina and her dangerous, desperate ‘roommates’, Stuart and Tony.

HOW I LEARNED TO BECOME A SUPERHERO by Dennis Flanagan

The play follows the stories of three people who have taken action against the losses they have suffered in their lives by turning themselves into real life "Superheroes"; the heroes have to face the consequences of playing make believe in a world that is all too real, where consequences of the past are always present and the future uncertain.

KEEP YOUR BAGGAGE WITH YOU (AT ALL TIMES) by Jonathan Blitstein

A provocative play told in seven scenes taking place over several years as we witness the devolution of a friendship between two young men who confront their troubled relationships and damaged psyches against the backdrop of the digital age.

PINK! by Stacy Davidowitz

Left to their own devices, the 12 year-old campers of Bunk 14 navigate a strict social caste system with hilarious and increasingly terrifying results.

THE CATERERS by Jonathan Leaf

Inspired by a real-life hostage drama which took place in 1977, the play is a politically incorrect thriller dealing with the issues of anti-semitism, the role of women in the Islamic world and the West and the present conflicts between Muslims and unbelievers.

THE DIRTY TALK by Michael Puzzo

A contemporary comedy about two men stranded together in a New Jersey cabin on a stormy night.

THE EVENT by John Clancy

A playful, meta-theatrical examination of the act of watching and performing a one-man show.

THE FOREPLAY PLAY by Mariah MacCarthy

A straight couple comes to a lesbian couple’s apartment for dinner, drinks, and a foursome. Things do not go as planned.

THE NAVIGATOR by Eddie Antar

The story of a man, down on his luck due to decisions that have gone wrong, whose car navigator begins to give him the right decision to everything in his life.

THE NIGHT OF NOSFERATU by Stanton Wood

A story-theatre adaptation of Stoker’s novel Dracula and Murnau’s film Nosferatu, it tells the story of Jonathon and Mina Harker and their dangerous flirtation with the vampire Nosferatu and the border between life and death.

THE RECKONING OF KIT AND LITTLE BOOTS by Nat Cassidy

As he lies dying of a stab wound to the face, Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe’s life flashes before his eyes (or rather, eye); his host for this journey is his own personal Mephistopheles, the character about whom he never got to write: the insane Roman emperor, Caligula.

THE VIGIL OR THE GUIDED CRADLE by Crystal Skillman

Linked tales of a young American woman on vacation in contemporary Prague and the creation of a legendary torture device in Prague 500 years ago; both contemplate the nature of control over another human, for good and evil.

WAXING WEST by Saviana Stanescu

A Romanian mail-ordered bride, haunted by the ghosts of dictator Ceausescu and his wife Elena, discovers a weird side of the American Dream.

Plays that have been nominated for and/or received the Outstanding Full-Length Script accolade from the New York Innovative Theater Awards