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Hy on the Fringe: Your Personal Guide to the

2012 New York International Fringe Festival

This Awards Page Was Most Recently Updated: Tuesday August 28th 2012

FringeNYC 2012 Award Winners

5 Lesbians Eating a QuicheHanafuda Denki: A Tale of Playing CardsThe Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, Hanafuda Denki: A Tale of Playing Cards, and The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children
are among the winners of FringeNYC 2012 Awards

On Sunday August 26th at The Mason Jar (43 East 30th Street), FringeNYC Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy presented the Overall Excellence Awards at the festival's closing night party. These were selected based on the votes of FringeNYC volunteers who, between them, saw every show at the festival.


Each year I strongly agree with some awards and disagree with others. You can make pretty good guesses about both based on my list of rated & ranked shows and my show reviews. But either way, receiving a FringeNYC Award is a genuine honor. (And, for that matter, so is being selected for the FringeNYC Encore Series.)


Please note that multiple awards were given in most of the categories, so every production listed below is a FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner. Within each category, the winners are listed in alphabetical show order. If a show is underlined, you can click it to read my review.


Overall Production (4 winners)


Edward Gant's Feats of Loneliness

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche



Solo Show (5 winners)

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


Ensemble (4 winners)

The Apocalypse of John


Gay Camp



Performance (6 winners)

Brennan Lee Mulligan (...And Then She Dies at the End)

Mary Jane Gibson (Fantasy Artists)

Rebecca White (Hadrian's Wall)

Francisco De Jesus III (Outside Providence)

Brian Silliman (The Particulars)

Brandon Reilly (Sleepover)

Playwriting (3 winners)

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

Directing (5 winners)

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


Choreography (2 winners)

Malini Srinivasan (Being Becoming)
Nejla Yatkin (Oasis: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Middle East But Were Afraid to Dance)


Music Composition (1 winner)

PartyFolk (Panoramania; or The Adventures of John Banvard)


Design (5 winners)

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

Also worth noting is the annual FringeNYC Audience Choice Award, which goes to the show garnering the most audience ballets (included in each production's program booklet). The winner this year was the tale of an escort service, Have I Got a Girl For You.


If you missed some of these award winners, please note that 10 of them are included in the 20 productions of the FringeNYC 2012 Encore Series. For ongoing coverage of the Encores this September, please click here.


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