• NYTE 2015 ANNUAL REPORT
    "Thanks for keeping theatre alive in a way it's never been before!"
    – Anthony Nikolchev, playwright/performer, April 21, 2015

NYTE - The New York Theatre Experience, Inc. - has just completed its 16th year as a nonprofit corporation serving the American theater community. At NYTE we use the most up-to-date technology to enable the indie theater community to tell the world about itself. We do this on our flagship website Indie Theater Now, where we bring new, inventive, cutting-edge scripts to a diverse and broad national and international audience; and on our other websites like nytheater now where we post commentary, interviews, and other content by and about indie theater artists. You can learn more about us by visiting www.nyte.org. Scroll down to discover highlights of our past year July 2014 thru June 2015.

Our focus throughout the year has been on improving the experiences of our customers:

A New Look and Feel

We upgraded three of our main websites - Indie Theater Now, nyte.org and nytheater now - using the most modern, responsive layouts, ensuring that the sites look great on any device of any size.

Staying In Touch

We added Email Alerts to our suite of offerings, enabling readers to receive timely/up-to-date notifications in their email boxes about the latest content and news of interest to them.

Hall of Fame

We launched the Indie Theater Hall of Fame, home for our annual People of the Year Citations which, since 2004, have recognized the contributions of more than 160 Indie Theater artists in the NYC area.

Payments Made Easy

We migrated from the Amazon Payments platform to the much friendlier and more popular PayPal service to handle all payments for plays and gift cards on Indie Theater Now.

A SAMPLING OF NEW PLAYS ON ITN

We published over 200 scripts on Indie Theater Now during the past year. Here are half a dozen of them. Click on the photo to learn more about each play.

  • My First Autograce Homeography
    by Julia Lee Barclay-Morton

    Alyssa Simon, Derick Peterson and John Amir in a scene from the original production at The Brick.
  • Bedlam Nightmares: Losing Patients
    by Blood Brothers Productions

    Pete Boisvert, Stephanie Cox-Williams and Patrick Shearer in a scene from the Grand Guignol Quadrilogy.
  • Domestic Tranquility
    by Rich Orloff

    A scene from a recent regional theater production of this comedy inspired by The Desperate Hours.
  • The Qualification of Douglas Evans
    by Derek Ahonen

    Samantha Strelitz, Penny Bittone and Derek Ahonen in a scene from the original production at Walkerspace
  • Groundwork
    by Derek Davidson

    Mike Ostroski in the 2014 United Solo fetival production at Theater Row
  • Leah in Vegas
    by Kara Ayn Napolitano

    Jenna D'Angelo and Leslie Marseglia in a scene from the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival

And that's just a few of this year's additions!

BUILDING THE INDIE THEATER COMMUNITY

Not to brag or anything, but we gave Indie Theater its name about ten years ago and since then we have made building community with and among indie theater practitioners a key component of our culture and vision. Here are some of the ways we worked to strengthen community in the indie theater world during the past 12 months:

Honoring Indie Artists

Last July we participated in the New York Innovative Theatre Awards Nomination Party where we presented Joe Cino's ring to the NYIT folks -- read Mac Rogers' article about the event. (Above photo: Shay Gines accepts the ring from Rochelle Denton; Nick Micozzi, Martin Denton and Akia look on.) And last November we were once again presenters at the United Solo Festival closing ceremonies.

Panels & Talkbacks

NYTE's Executive Director participated in a variety of post-show talkbacks and theater related panels. (Above photo: Martin with actors from R Culture at a talkback at IRT Theater.) In August we co-presented FringeU at the New York International Fringe Festival, hosting a series of five panels where artists and fans discussed how theater is made and how it is brought to audiences.

Book Donations

Last fall, we donated more than 500 copies of Playing With Canons, Plays and Playwrights anthologies, and Cino Nights anthologies to theater companies, schools, and universities, where they were used for fundraising and educational purposes. We are particularly proud that a case of books found their way to Botswana (thanks to playwright Donald Molosi) where they are being used as textbooks at a local university.

A YEAR OF TECHNOLOGICAL GROWTH

As a media company that operates 100% in cyberspace, we adopt new technologies to better serve our customers:

new features

coming this summer


FY2015 BY THE NUMBERS

229
3293
381
275
100
148,839

LEAN AND AGILE

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We do all of this on a yearly budget of under $75,000. Check out our mission, goals, accomplishments and more on our corporate website

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