Winners of the 2011 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards, as selected by an independent panel of nearly 50 theater professionals, are as follows:
PigPen Presents The Mountain Song
The More Loving One
Pearl's Gone Blue
Jennifer Barnhart (The Legend of Julie Taymor,or The Musical That Killed Everybody!)?
Ryan Barry (In the Summer Pavilion)
Miles Cooper (Elysian Fields)
Patrick Byas (Sammy Gets Mugged)
Casey McClellan (My Name Is Billy)
Brian Charles Rooney (Winner Takes All)
Lauren Hennessy (Ampersand: A R&J Love Story)
Nicholas Billon (Greenland)
A.D. Penedo (The Three Times She Knocked)
Bella and the Pool Boy (Dennis Flanagan)
Chris Rael (Araby)
Dusty Brown (The Ballad of Rusty and Roy)
The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady
Crawling with Monsters
Stephanie Alexander (Le Gourmand, or Gluttony!)
Mark Richard Caswell (Parker and Dizzy's Fabulous Journey to the End of the Rainbow)
Tara DeVincenzo (Technodulia Dot Com)
Greg Foro (Hamlet)?
Joshua Kahan Brody (Fourteen Flights)
Alaska Reece Vance (The Disorientation of Butterflies)
The Day the Sky Turned Black
Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!?
Heroes and Other Strangers
Wallstories?When the Sky Breaks 3D
Cinty Ionescu (Nils' Fucked Up Day)
TheaterMania Audience Favorite Award:
COBU - Dance like Drumming, Drum like Dancing.
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 15 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 16th Annual New York International Fringe Festival will run August 10 - 26, 2012 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, 2012. For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org