Monday, August 30, 2010

FringeNYC 2010 Announces Overall Excellence Award Winners

In a brief ceremony at the closing night party for the New York International Fringe Festival at The Gramercy Theater, winners of the 2010 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced. The awards are selected by an independent panel of over 50 theater professionals.

Overall Production/Play:
The Twentieth Century Way
PigPen Presents The Nightmare Stories
The Momentum
The Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival

Overall Production/Musical:
Bunked! A New Musical
Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical

Tyler Moss – Terror SuperHighway
Geraldine Librandi – Lost and Found
Jared Houseman – Art of Attack
Rory Lipede – When Last We Flew
Deanna Pacelli – 23 Feet in 12 Minutes: The Death and Rebirth of New Orleans
Jake Ahlquist – Richard 3
Marina Squerciati - Just in Time: The Judy Holiday Story

When Last We Flew - Harrison David Rivers
My Name Is Ruth - Stephen W. Baldwin
Getting Even with Shakespeare - Matt Saldarelli
Hearts Full of Blood - James Asmus

Music & Lyrics:
Justin Moran & Christopher Pappas - Pope: The Musical
Jeff Bienstock - The Morning After/The Night Before
David Chesky - The Pig, the Farmer and the Artist

Dear Harvey
The Secretaries
The Timing of the Day

Lucy Cashion - AK-47 Singalong
Kym Gomes - By Hands Unknown
Josh Liveright - Alternative Methods
Divya Palat - A Personal War: Stories of the Mumbai Terror Attacks
Lillian Meredith - Hamlettes
James Presson - Richard 3

Faye Lane's Beauty Shop Stories
Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown
Driving the Saudis
Viva La Evolucion!
Scared Skinny

Trinayan Dance Theater - Swaha: Rituals of Union
Claire Porter/Portables - Namely, Muscles

Unique Theatrical Event:
Daddy Day
Cloud to Ground

TheaterMania Audience Favorite Award (selected through public balloting):
Viva Los Bastarditos!

In 1997, New York City became the seventh US city to host a fringe
festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Houston,
Orlando and San Francisco. In its first 14 years FringeNYC has
presented over 2500 performing groups from the U.K., Canada, Poland,
Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Germany, the Czech Republic and across the
U.S., prompting Switzerland’s national daily, The New Zurich Zeitung,
to declare, “FringeNYC has become the premiere meeting ground for
alternative artists.” The festival has also been the launching pad for
numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown
hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Matt &
, Never Swim Alone, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, 21 Dog Years, Krapp 39, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, Silence! The Musical, The Irish
, 666, Tales from the Tunnel and Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party and as well as movies (WTC View) and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair). FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the
leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy.

The 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival will run August 12 - 28, 2011 and will once again feature nearly 200 of the worlds best emerging theater and dance artists. Applications for the 2011 festival will be available online in November; completed applications are due February 14, 2011. For more information visit

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