The 2017 Awards Gala!

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Kilvin Johnson in a dramatic moment at the 2014 Awards


A HUGE THANK YOU! – To all who made this event a success: The Artists that are honored; The Artists and Friends who support them; The encouraging people from Bowery Poets Club; And the incredible, tireless, hard-working staff we are so fortunate to have. The 2018 AWARDS will be May 14th.

WHEN: Monday April 24th, 2017: Reception 6:30 pm; Show 7 pm
WHERE: Bowery Poets Club (308 Bowery, New York, NY)  MAP
WHAT: Celebrating the Best of the Fest from 2016, plus Community Awards. Hors d’Oevres, Entertainment and Cash Bar. Funds help support our upcoming Festival and year round programs.


Outstanding Play – The Fierce Urgency of Now by Doug DeVita
Outstanding Production – The Fierce Urgency of Now, Directed by Dennis Corsi
Outstanding Production Design – Wendy Ann Gardner, with Toya Dubin, and Ethan Steimel for “Chance”
Outstanding Direction – Paul Mason Barnes, for “Fire On Babylon”
Outstanding Leading Role Performer – Jeffrey Hayenga, in “Fire On Babylon”
Outstanding Leading Role Performer – Natalia Lopresti, AFLIC
Outstanding Featured Performer – Courter Simmons, in “Chance” (“The Lady”)
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role:
– Gregory Warren, “Watch Me Burn”
– Teresa Kelsey, “The Fierce Urgency of Now”
– Carole Monferdini, “The Fierce Urgency of Now”
Outstanding Dance Performance – Compagnia Körper, Gennaro Cimmino dir., for “Aesthetica Exercizio Nr 1”
The Audience Favorite Award – “Boys of a Certain Age” by Dan Fingerman
The Fresh Fruit Spirit Award – “Planchette” by Carolyn Gage, directed by Nicole Kontelefa

and the All Out Arts Community Awards . . .

The Harry Wieder Award, for Community Service:  Corey Johnson, New York City Council Member

The Passion Fruit Award, for a lifelong passionate commitment to service:
Allen Roskoff, President, Jim Owles Democratic Club

The Beautyberry Award, for an Exemplary Contribution to LGBT Arts and Community: Museum of the City of New York, for “Gay Gotham” – curators Stephen Vider and Donald Albrecht

2017 Art Essay

April 28, 2017