I went to the NY IT Awards show last night.
1. Jess Draper was robbed.
2. JESS DRAPER WAS ROBBED.
The studio did win two (well-deserved) awards: Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role (Summer Moore) and Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role (Trey Gibbons).
The show itself was surprisingly entertaining. It was well-organized and well-produced. Even the Opening Number was pretty good. (Best lyric: “Just when I was about to give up, I got an Equity Showcase. Tier 2, bitches.”)
Ben Vereen gave an amazing speach. He spoke of how off-off Broadway dares to do what they do in spite of the Big Boys. He echoed a lot of what Terry says in class.
I think the biggest success of the show was how it introduced all these great theatre companies to each other and maybe gave them some attention from the public. I am personally really excited to check out Working Man’s Clothes and the Vampire Cowboys this year.
Congrats to all the winners! and Jess Draper was robbed.