Midtown International Theatre Festival

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival New York, New York USA
Festival Contact Information

Midtown International Theatre Festival
347 W. 36th Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10018 USA
(01) 212-279-2504
Email: festival@oobr.com

Festival Description

The MITF takes place at the Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC; the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.

The Midtown International Theatre Festival, now in its twelfth year, celebrates the diversity of theatre. The MITF welcomes theatrical storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres, forms, identities, cultures, and appetites. The MITF seeks to nurture these new ideas, perspectives, and stories on its stages, with an eye set on guiding these productions toward future success and longevity. The festival, traditionally held in summer, represents a fantastic, often paradoxical, adventurous and intriguing cross-section of the forefront of the theatre world. The MITF proudly hosts production companies from across the country and around the globe, uniting talent in one of the biggest theatre capitals in the world.

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, in 2000 as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. In 2008, the Festival added two 99-seat theatres and inaugurated the Commercial Division for upwardly mobile shows with commercial ambitions. The MITF’s artistic emphasis is on the script itself and therefore the Festival requests minimal production values.

Festival Dates July 14 - August 10, 2014
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Festival Story:

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) is the brainchild of John Chatterton, publisher and editor of OOBR (“the off-off-broadway review”). Chatterton started the MITF as a way to present the finest Off-Off-Broadway talent within a convenient, comfortable, and safe environment. The Festival always takes place in midtown Manhattan and features a diverse program from solo to full-scale productions. The festival offers a showcase of up-and-coming theater talent that includes comedy, drama, readings and more…


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