This year at the NY Summerfest Robert Williams gave 60 plays, 14 musicals, 50 shorts, 8 solo plays, 325 actors, 330 actresses and 130 directors, a chance to perform, be seen and reviewed. The festival ran from July to October with 130 productions making it to the stage. Each brought their own unique story, perspective, designs that inspired and captivated their audiences. Each was required to enlist the bravery and inventiveness of live theatre that didn’t rely on special effects, Hollywood stars or huge budgets.
Here are the Winners for the Best of the Fest.
Best Play or Musical $3000 a Tie
Chasing Jack – by John Anastasi
Junior – Marshall Evans
Best Short $500 a tie
Nonno In The Basement – by Robert LoManto
Night Turns Day – by Michael David Johnson
Best Director $500 a tie
Marlow Scott = Over The Rainbow
Keena McDonald = Humanity’s Child
Best Actor $500 a tie
Patrick Hamilton = Chasing Jack
J. Marshall Evans = Junior
Best Actress $500 a tie
Johnnie Mae = Night Turns To Day
Patricia Field = Junior
Best Singer $500 a tie
Amanda Tong & Matthew J Taylor = Daughter of Society
Best Musical Score: $300
Frances Key From the Musical – Aussie Song
Most Creative Play or Musical $200
Over The Rainbow by Marlow Scott
Best Lighting Design: $200
Margaret Garrity From the musical Over The Rainbow
Best Set Designer: $200
Emett McConnell From the play – The Good The Bad And The Fabulous
Best Choreography: $200
Keena McDonald From the Musical – Humanity’s Child
Best Stage Manager: $200
Clarissa Vickerie From the Musical – Over The Rainbow
The WinterFest is still accepting submissions!
Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Winterfest festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 16 seasons—Read below to find out why!