The Overall Excellence Award Winners, chosen by a panel of over 30 critics and industry professionals, run as follows:
Dog Sees God
The Bicycle Men
Ellen Margolis - How To Draw Mystical Creatures
Stewart Lemoine - Pith!
Sam Younis - Browntown
Malachy Walsh - The Chair
Lanna Joffrey - Valiant
Dixie Longate - Dixie's Tupperware Party
Micah Bucey - The Only Thing Straight is My Jacket
Jen Ryan - The Imaginary All True Leni Riefenstahl Show
Dashiell Katz- The Gathering Room
Save the Goondocks
Odysseus Died From AIDS Choreography:
Mark Dendy - Andruâ's Head
Jennifer Weber - Decadance vs. The Firebird
Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili - Host & Guest
Charles Dillman, Evita Smith & Chris Brown - Geek Love
Robert Monaco - Kiss & Cry
Sandra Goldmark, Anne Kenney, Scott Bolman & Daniel Baker - The Jammer
Greg Felden - The Jammer
Chris Kohn - The Black Swan of Trespass
Alex Lippard - Moonchild
Confessions of A Mormon Boy
Decoding The Tablecloth
All The Help You Need
I Hate This
Gaby Alter -Young Zombies in Love
Sue Carey & Karena Mendoza - Africa & Plumbridge
Shows like Debbie Does Dallas, Matt & Ben and, of course, Urinetown all had their meager beginnings at the New York International Fringe Festival. This year's crop of over 200 new shows ends Aug. 29, but a few also show signs of a future beyond the Fringe. The FringeNYC's first completely sold-out show Believe in Me… A Bigfoot Musical was joined in capacity crowd success by The First Step, Live! With Pascale & Chantal, Martha & Me: A Musical and Geek Love. Other best-selling shows include Granola! The Musical, Host & Guest and The Bicycle Men.
Dog Sees God and Dixie's Tupperware Party have already extended past the Fringe closing. Susan Lovell's staging of Bert V. Royal's Dog Sees God will continue its run at the Soho Playhouse through Sept. 12. Thomas Caruso's staging of Kris Andersson's Dixie's Tupperware Party will move to Fez for a two-week limited engagement in late November.
Commercial producers have also descended upon the downtown shows. Talks have begun with the creators of Believe in Me, Confessions of a Mormon Boy, Dog Sees God and The Bicycle Men for future productions.