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Midtown International Theatre Festival

The Trilogy Theatre and OOBR ("the off-off-broadway review"), the only weekly publication devoted to the Off-Off-Broadway scene, are proud to announce the First Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival. Open to theatre companies worldwide, the Festival is scheduled to run from August 10th - September 3rd 2000.

Although this new theatrical celebration doesn't call itself a "fringe" festival, it will operate on many of the same principles and goals. Chief of which is its underlying purpose, to help foster alternative theatre and provide showcases for such avant-garde, eclectic, and classical work that might otherwise not have the chance to be seen. It also offers a metropolitan venue for the various theatre groups to present their work to New York audiences.

The Midtown International Theatre Festival will occupy both theatre spaces in the Trilogy Theatre, at 341 W. 44th St. (between 8th and 9th Avenues), with performances from noon to midnight. Other spaces will be added as needed. Each show will perform seven times during the first two weeks of the festival, with the last week consisting of evening presentations of festival hits.

The Trilogy Theatre is an Off-Off-Broadway flagship. It was founded five years ago by playwright/actor/producer Norman Siopis as a hothouse for new theatre. It has also been a venue of choice for numerous theatrical notables, including Austin Pendleton, Gary Sinise, and Ellen Greene.

OOBR has also become a fixture over the same period, often being the only place an Off-Off-Broadway production will receive a review. The publication (available both in print, and on-line at also sponsors the OOBR Awards, honoring Off-Off-Broadway, held every June.

For more information, write to:
Midtown International Theatre Festival
c/o OOBR
165 Christopher St. #5N
New York, NY 10014
or Email: or visit the OOBR Website at


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