The Fourth Annual New York International Fringe Festival concluded its 12-day run on Sunday, Aug. 27, with an awards ceremony, held at the Centro-Fly nightclub in Chelsea. Prizes, selected by 70 theater professionals, were presented by Fringe co-founders John Clancy and Elena K. Holy.
Among the winners were C.V.R. (Charlie Victor Romeo), which netted awards for best drama and sound design. The experimental piece on real-life plane crashes won two Drama Desk awards this past spring. Girl Under Grain, one of five presentations by the Drama League, also won for drama. Synchronized swimming -- The Dry Version and The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett As Found in an Envelope (partially burned) in a Dustbin in Paris Labelled: "Never to be Performed. Never. Ever. EVER! Or I'll Sue! I'LL SUE FROM THE GRAVE!!!" won the comedy prizes.
Winners are as follows:
Drama: C.V.R. (Charlie Victor Romeo); Girl Under Grain
Comedy: Synchronized swimming -- The Dry Version ; The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett As Found in an Envelope (partially burned) in a Dustbin in Paris Labelled: "Never to be Performed. Never. Ever. EVER! Or I'll Sue! I'LL SUE FROM THE GRAVE!!!"
Solo Show: Todd Robbins' Carnival Knowledge; Teaching Shakespeare: A Parody
Innovation/Originality: Cruces; Tiny Ninja Theater Presents Macbeth
Direction: Emma Griffin, Stage Door; Erica Schmidt, As You Like It
Music Direction: Andy Cohen, The City Wears A Slouch Hat
Choreography: As If About to Fall; Girobira
Performance: Sophia Martin, See Bob Run; Martin Rubin, Shakespeare's Stoerwork; Pam Sabaugh, Woman in the Animal Kingdom
Playwriting: Stephen Belber, Finally; Christina Gorman, DNA
Ensemble Performance: Pictures of Oscar; Why Mudflaps?
Sound Design: Jamie Mereness and Kevin Reilly, C.V.R. (Charlie Victor Romeo)
Set Design: Margaret K. McCarty, To Sirloin With Love: A Meat Opera; Alex Dawson, W.C.
Costume Design: Erin Marcel, Super Eros
Audience Favorite: All's Well That Ends Well; Menstruation, Manipulation, Mutilation; Herstory
Applications for the 2001 New York International Fringe Festival are now available. For information, call 212-420-8877, visit www.fringenyc.org, or write to FringeNYC at 196-198 Stanton Street, New York NY 10002. --By Robert Simonson