The Talkin' Broadway 2005 Summer Theatre Festival Citations recognize new plays and musicals selected by our panel of jurors as ready to move to the next level of production and development, and to performers of demonstrated excellence.


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Outstanding New Play

The Lightning Field as presented in The New York International Fringe Festival awarded by Dan Bacalzo and Andy Propst

The Importance of Marrying Wells as presented in The New York International Fringe Festival awarded by Peter Filichia

Go-Go Kitty, Go! as presented in The New York International Fringe Festival awarded by Matthew Murray

God's Waiting Room as presented in The New York International Fringe Festival awarded by Linda Tullberg


Outstanding New Musical

Feeling Electric as presented in The New York Musical Theatre Festival awarded by Dan Bacalzo

Apathy: The Gen X Musical as presented in The Midtown International Theatre Festival awarded by Peter Filichia

Richard Cory as presented in the New York Musical Theatre Festival awarded by Matthew Murray

The Banger's Flopera as presented in The New York International Fringe Festival awarded by Andy Propst

Yank! as presented in The New York Musical Theatre Festival awarded by Linda Tullberg


Outstanding Actor (Male)

Joe Cassidy for his performance in Feeling Electric at The New York Musical Theatre Festival awarded by Dan Bacalzo

Rob Maitner for his performance in Fleet Week at The New York International Fringe Festival awarded by Peter Filichia

Shonn Wiley for his performance in The View From Here at The New York Musical Theatre Festival awarded by Matthew Murray

H. Clark for his performance in The Lightning Field in The New York International Fringe Festival awarded by Andy Propst

Jeffry Denman for his performance in Yank! at The New York Musical Theatre Festival awarded by Linda Tullberg


Outstanding Actor (Female)

Chandra Lee Schwartz for her performance in But I'm a Cheerleader at The New York Musical Theatre Festival awarded by Dan Bacalzo

Andrea Gallo for her performance in Feasting on Cardigans at The Midtown International Theatre Festival awarded by Peter Filichia

Pamela Bob for her performance in People Like Us at The New York Musical Theatre Festival awarded by Matthew Murray

Lynne Wintersteller for her performance in Richard Cory at The New York Musical Theatre Festival awarded by Andy Propst

Amy Spanger for her performance in Feeling Electric at The New York Musical Theatre Festival awarded by Linda Tullberg


'Wild Card' Citation

A Citation for Outstanding Interactive Theatrical Experience to Dark Deceptions: The Séance Experience at The New York International Fringe Festival awarded by Dan Bacalzo

A Citation for Outstanding New Musical to The Times at Sonnet Repertory Theatre's Bard's Backyard 2005 awarded by Peter Filichia

A Citation for Outstanding Comic Ensemble to The Cast of Fluffy Bunnies in a Field of Daisies at The New York International Fringe Festival awarded by Matthew Murray

A Citation for Overall Production and Technical Achievement to Sabooge Theatre for Fathom in The Ice Factory 2005 awarded by Andy Propst

A Citation for Outstanding New Family Oriented Musical to Isabelle and the Pretty Ugly Spell awarded by Linda Tullberg


2005 Panel of Jurors

Dan Bacalzo, Managing Editor, Theatermania
Peter Filichia, Theater Critic, Newark Star-Ledger
Matthew Murray, Chief New York Theater Critic, Talkin' Broadway
Andy Propst, Editor/Founder, Americantheaterweb.Com
Linda Tullberg, Management Consultant and Talkin' Broadway Staff


Guidelines for Talkin' Broadway Festival Citations

Talkin' Broadway Summer Theatre Festival Citation candidates will include (but are not limited to) eligible productions (off-off-Broadway productions with public performances between July 1 and October 2) and performers from:

The Fresh Fruit Festival (running July 11 through July 31)
The Ice Factory (running July 6 through August 13)
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (running July 18 through August 7)
The New York International Fringe Festival (running August 12 through August 28)
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (running September 12 through October 2)

Each juror will individually award a Talkin' Broadway Summer Theatre Festival Citation in five categories:

1. Outstanding New Play

2. Outstanding New Musical

3. Outstanding Actor (Male)

4. Outstanding Actor (Female)

5. 'Wild Card' A Citation for a theatrical event or performance which does not easily fit in any other category. (Any juror may opt to not award a 'Wild Card' Citation at their discretion.) This wild card Citation may also be used to recognize a 'tie' in any other category for each juror, or to recognize a production or performer in any category from other than one of the primary festivals listed above.


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