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ITE Presents “Origin Story”

Created and performed by Bill DeMeritt and directed by Elia Monte-Brown.

Produced by ITE and Old Sound Room.

Bill DeMeritt is an orphan, an actor, a putz and maybe even a superhero. Now he makes his playwriting debut with Origin Story, an expansive theatrical memoir that explores how we incorporate loss and weave the seemingly discordant elements of life into a harmonious glow.

Old Sound Room’s latest production is a crowded stage of one in which Bill (Billy, William) tours us through space and time, painting a self portrait through the lens of the motley crew who shaped him into the man he is today.

Filming Screening, Artist Talkback and Snacks!

On Saturday November 7th, filmmaker Carrie Hawks screened her latest work-in-progress Black Enuf. This was ITE’s first time working with Carrie although we’ve been long time fans! Carrie’s work tackles sensitive subjects with humor, grace and sensitivity.  The participation and engagement of the audience was fantastic.  Thank you to Carrie and all who came out to see her work!

What: ITE’s Screening on Black Enuf
Where: WeWork 27 East 28th Street, NYC
When: Sat., Nov. 7th, 2pm
Who: You of Course!
Tickets: $10, includes screening, artist talk-back and snacks


On Friday, October 16th the First Ever Fundraiser hosted by alumni of Harvard Business School Program for Leadership & Development & Stern School of Business NYU was held and WOW what night. It was a wonderful mix of good food, wonderful conversation and extraordinary entertainment. Thank you to all who attended.


October 4, 2015: ITE presents “entrances and exits” by TOES FOR DANCE Showcase

2015 Space Grant Winner TOES FOR DANCE will hold two exclusive ITE showcases of “entrances and exits” featuring works from their upcoming international festival with a spotlight on the collaborative process between choreographer/rehearsal director and dancers from various contemporary companies from the New York and Toronto dance scenes. OCTOBER 4th, 4:30PM & 7:00PM AILEY STUDIOS, 5th FLOOR 405 W. 55th STREET

Bryant Park Festival Line-Up

Friday, June 19, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Steps Repertory Ensemble: Versatile dancers perform acclaimed works by brilliant

Loni Landon Projects: Sophisticated, highly physical movement, executed with beelike agility.

Francesca Harper Project: Classical forms combine with fierce energy in dance inspired by imperfection, love, politics and identity.

Friday, June 26, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Renegade Performance Group: Investigating dance and performance through Afrofutursim.

Carolyn Dorfman Dance: Acclaimed company builds dramatic narratives with its exhilarating movement and bold imagery.

Cornfield Dance: Lush movements frame everyday life with wit, playfulness, passion and beauty.

Friday, July 3, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance: A diverse rep company with funky moves and strong technique, matched with outrageous spirit and intensity.

BARE Dance: Shape-shifting and vernacular blending with a prescient focus on the world, epitomizing dance of this millennium.

10 Hairy Legs: Exploring the extraordinary emotional and technical range of male dancers.

Friday, July 10, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Manuel Vignoulle Dance: Athletic and sensuous, thrilling works connected by unbridled possibility.

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company: Remarkable virtuosity, musicality, innovation and vibrant humor with highly charismatic performers.

Jennifer Muller/The Works: Powerhouse dance that is engaging, inspirational and evocative, illuminating the human spirit.

Admission to the festival is free. There are no rain dates.

Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The park is accessible by B, D, F, or M train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park or the 7 to 5th Avenue.