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Fordham alumn nominated for New York Innovative Theatre Award


When the New York Innovative Theatre Award for outstanding performance art production is announced on September 21, one of those vying for the honor will be Fordham University’s own Joe Galan, FCLC ’02.

Galan was nominated for his work as a producer of Cirque du Quoi?!?, which was described as a marriage of the outrageous shock comedy of the Comedy Troupe and the elegant aerial dancing skills of Lady Circus.

The other Fordham alumni who contributed to the show are: Sarah Bell ‘04; Jon Crane ‘03; Brian Gillespie ‘06; Ian Lassiter ‘05; Janio Marrero ‘04; Graham Skipper ‘05; Jeff Glaser ‘05; and Kate Swan ‘05.

“[I hope] the rest of the alumni the recognition that they deserve,” Galan said. “The IT Awards only named me because I was the one who filled out the application for the show. This was a real group effort…”

The show, which paired eight comedians who’d learned aerial skills like trapeze and silk hanging with glamorous women of the Lady Circus, was produced by Human Flight Productions, Inc. & Gramily Entertainment. It was nominated at a ceremony attended by 500 guests at the Carmine Street Recreation Center on July 20.

The IT Awards, which are in their fifth year, are given annually to honor individuals and organizations who have achieved artistic excellence in Off-Off-Broadway theatre. It’s not the first time a Fordham graduate has been nominated, as Maria McConville, FCLC ’04, won outstanding actress in a lead role in 2005 for her work inFirst Time Out of Bound.

For more information, visit the NYIT awards page.


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