SF Fringe Festival Announces 'Best of Fringe'
The 19th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, which closed its 12-day run on September 19, has announced the 14 winners in its various "Best of the Fringe" Awards for 2010.
Fourteen shows were chosen from the 43 participating in the 2010 festival. Winners come from the Bay Area, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Brooklyn, and Toronto. They represent a wide variety of theatre work - solo and ensemble, original plays and adaptations, musicals, and dance, according to Festival producer Christina Augello.
The 14 "Best of" are listed here by category, title, company/performer, and home town.
Best of the 2009 San Francisco Fringe Festival
Best Comedy - Arousal - Annabelle Productions/George Pfirrmann (San Francisco)
Best Short Plays - Zero to 90 in 90 Minutes - Phoenix Arts Assn & Lucky Dog Theatre (S.F.)
Best National Solo/Comedy - Homeless - Rotimi Agbabiaka (DeKalb, IL)
Best Local Solo Show - The Burroughs and Kookie Show -RIPE/Secret Theatre (S.F.)
Best Male Solo National/Drama - The Stories of Cesar Chavez - Fred Blanco (L.A.)
Best Female Solo - Phone Whore - Cameryn Moore (Boston)
Best Performance Artist - Little Tainted Blood - Julia Steele Allen (Brooklyn, NY)
Best Stand Up Juggler - Bad Day To Be a Juggler - Aji Slater (S.F.)
Best Ensemble - Star Crossed Lovers - Magnum Opus (L.A.)
Best Site Specific Show - Paper Angels - Direct Arts (NYC)
Best Musical Revue - Joe's Café - Rupert Wates And Friends (Brooklyn, NY)
Best Sketch Comedy - OPM's Green Tea Party -- OPM (L.A.)
Best Newcomer - The Self Rose - Ally Johnson (S.F.)
Techie Choice Award -The Burroughs and Kookie Show - Chris Kuckenbaker (S.F.)
"Best of the Fringe" Encore Performances - Oct.1 & 2
Encore performances of four of the shows will be staged October 1 and 2 at EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street, in Downtown San Francisco. Tickets for each show are $20.00 or $40 including a $20 donation, and all proceeds go to support the 2011 San Francisco Fringe Festival scheduled for next September