FringeNYC 2012 Announces Overall Excellence Award Winners

By: Aug. 27, 2012
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Winners of the 2012 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards, as selected by an independent panel of 40 theater professionals, are as follows:

Overall Production:
Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness!
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

Francisco De Jesus III (Outside Providence)
Mary Jane Gibson (Fantasy Artists)
Rebecca White (Hadrian's Wall)
Brennan Lee Mulligan (...And Then She Dies at the End)
Brian Silliman (The Particulars)
BranDon Reilly (SleepOver)

Chris Phillips (Pieces)
Maggie Cino (Decompression)
David Marx (Would)

Music Composition:
PartyFolk (Panoramania; or The Adventures of John Banvard)

Gay Camp
The Apocalypse of John

Hanafuda Denki
Our Lady
Kelly Bailey (Pulp Shakespeare, costumes)
Lotte Marie Allen (<the invisible draft>, video/projections)
Sheryl Liu (Bite the Apple, scenic design)

Cara Phipps (The Egg Play)
Jacob Titus (Falling)
Kristin Skye Hoffman (Animals)
IlLana Stein (Or What She Will)
Casey McClellan (Twelfth Night)

Solo Performance:
Salamander Starts Over
The List
The Women of Spoon River: Their Voices from the Hill
The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children

Nejla Yatkin (Oasis)
Malini Srinivasan (Being Becoming)

TheaterMania Audience Favorite Award:
Have I Got A Girl For You

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 16 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 & Ben, Never Swim Alone, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, 21 Dog Years, Krapp 39, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, Silence! The Musical, The Irish Curse, 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 17th Annual New York International Fringe Festival will run August 9 - 25, 2013 and will once again feature nearly 200 of the worlds best emerging theater and dance artists. Applications for the 2012 festival will be available online in November; completed applications are due February 14, 2013. For more information visit



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