Register Your Show

Thank you for taking the time to register your Off-Off-Broadway production with the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.  This process should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Eligibility - Qualifications

Please verify that your show will qualify for eligibility:

  1. Productions must complete 8 performances during the season.
    (Our "seasons" run from June 1 to May 31 each year. For shows that have performances over two seasons, if the final performance occurs after June 7, or the second Sunday of June (whichever comes first), the show will be considered in the later season.)
  2. At least eight of the production's performances must fall on eight separate days within a 30-day window.
  3. Total production budget must be less than $40,000 (between $0 and $40,000).
  4. Ticket price must be $30 or less (between "Free" and $30).
  5. Performances must be in Brooklyn, Manhattan or Queens (all theatres must be within walking distance (12 blocks) of public transportation or else transportation must be provided)
  6. Producers must be based within the five boroughs of New York City.
  7. Productions previously ajudicated by the IT Awards are not eligible. Remounted productions may be eligible if at least 70% of the production team and cast are different from a previously adjudicated production.
  8. The production must comply with all New York laws and all applicable union regulations.
  9. The IT Awards registration process must be completed at least three weeks prior to opening.
Does your production meet ALL of these qualifications?
Yes  No

More info is available on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Eligibility - Requirements

 Please verify that your show will fulfill the eligibility requirements:

  1. Each production must designate a judge to represent the production in the judging pool. The designated judge will be required to see and adjudicate three other productions throughout the season and complete online judging ballots.
  2. Provide at least six and no more than eight complimentary tickets throughout the run of the production to the IT Awards for judging purposes.
  3. Obtain approval from all persons being submitted for inclusion in the awards process.
  4. Verify judges’ attendance at your show.
  5. Include the IT Awards logo and a link to on the production’s or producing company’s website*. (see Producer Area)
  6. Include an IT Awards advertisement or notice in the production program*. (see Producer Area)

* if one exists

Failure to fulfill these requirements may result in the production and its participants becoming ineligible for the IT Awards. The IT Awards committee will provide resolution in circumstances where Qualification or Eligibility is under dispute.

Do you agree to fulfill ALL of these requirements?
Yes  No

Step 1. Basics

Title of Production*
Venue Borough* Brooklyn   Manhattan   Queens  

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If your venue is not listed,

Producer or Producing Organization
Producer Key*

This is the required password for your company to add/edit production info.

If your production company has never registered with the IT Awards before:

Please be aware that all personal information is for the use of the New York IT Awards only and will not be shared or distributed.

Your Name*
Job Title
Email Address*
Telephone Number*

Please take a moment to consider your choice of an individual to represent your company in the judging pool. This person will be required to see and adjudicate 3 other productions. This should be an individual from your organization that is both knowledgeable and reliable. Please note that if your Judging Delegate does not fulfill their 3 judging requirements, your production and all of its participants may become ineligible for the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.

Name of Judge Delegate*
Email Address*
Telephone Number*

Step 2. Show Details

Brief description of the production
Running time (in minutes)* minutes
Production Photo
Photo Caption

Directions to Venue*

Please note that all theatres must be within walking distance (12 blocks) of public transportation or transportation must be provided.

On-Site Contact Number*

Please provide a telephone number on-site at the theatre. This number will be provided to judges who might need additional help finding the theatre.

Phone Number for Reservations
Website for reservations
Email for Judge Tickets:*

Please provide us with an email address to which we can send requests for comp tickets for the IT Awards judges:


Step 3. Award Consideration

Please select which awards you would like your show to be considered for:

Production Awards

Select one of the following:

Outstanding Production of a Play
Outstanding Production of a Musical
Outstanding Production of a Performance Art Piece
Script Awards
Outstanding Original Full Length Script     Playwright:

Outstanding Original Short Script
Festivals or productions of multiple shows

whose roster of shows is the same for at least 8 performances may nominate up to ten of the short scripts from those shows.  If your festival/production qualifies, please check this box and list up to 9 additional script/playwrights here (please also include script title in Playwright box above.)

Staff Awards
Set Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Costume Design
Innovative Design
(e.g., Video design/production, props, puppets, masks, etc.)
Original Music
Stage Manager
Performance Awards
Outstanding Solo Performer

(for one-person shows only)
Outstanding Ensemble Performance

(ensemble must consist of 3 or more performers)
Please list names of all ensemble members
Per production, performers may be registered as either Lead or Featured, but not both.
Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role
(up to 3)

Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role
(up to 3)

Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role
(up to 4)

Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role
(up to 4)






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