I Dig Doug, Bash'd, Williamsburg! Among Fringe Fest's Overall Excellence Winners

News   I Dig Doug, Bash'd, Williamsburg! Among Fringe Fest's Overall Excellence Winners On Aug. 26 the 10th annual New York International Fringe Festival came to a conclusion. The final evening of the festival also included an awards ceremony honoring the best of the nearly 200 productions participating in this year's festival.

A panel of over 60 theatre professionals selected the Fringe productions to be honored with the 2007 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards. The honored works follow.

Outstanding Play:
I Dig Doug
Lights Rise on Grace
Catch The Fish

Outstanding Musical:
Bash'd: A Gay Rap Opera
Bukowsical!
Piaf: Love Conquers All

Outstanding Playwrighting:
Mac Rogers - Hail Satan
Corey Patrick - Bombs in Your Mouth
Sara Jeanne Asselin - The Rise and Fall of Miles and Milo

Outstanding Music & Lyrics:
Kurt Gellersted & Brooke Fox - Williamsburg! The Musical
Kevin So - Victor Woo: The Average Asian American Outstanding Solo Show:
Semi-Permanent
Bent to the Flame: A Night with Tennessee Williams
Paper Son

Outstanding Direction:
Jessica Beck - All Alone
Emily Fishbaine - Dressing Miss Julie
Jon Lawrence Rivera - Hillary Agonistes

Outstanding Costume Design:
Anne Aberjonois - Show Choir The Musical
Meganne George - John Goldfarb, Please Come Home

Outstanding Lighting Design:
Seth Reiser - The End

Outstanding Actor:
Siobhan Donnellan - Married to the Sea
Gardi Hutter - Joan of ARPpO
Mary Theresa Arnold - Jazz Hand: Tales of a One-Armed Woman
Christopher Domig - Dirt

Outstanding Ensemble:
Naked in a Fishbowl
Farmtrucks: A Corporate Coffee Adventure
Roxy Font
Show Choir The Musical
End's Eve: The Feast of 2012

Outstanding Choreography:
Isabelle Barbat - Requiem Pour Une Ame Seule
Jimmy Tate - Thunder
JD Aubrey Smith & Akim Funk Buddha - Victor Woo: The Average Asian American

The Village Voice Audience Favorite:
Riding The Bull

Many of the award-winning Fringe productions are participating in the upcoming FringeNYC Encores Series, which is scheduled to commence Aug. 30. Information is available at www.FringeNYC-EncoreSeries.com.

Previous Fringe Festival award-winning participants have gone on to enjoy future commercial life Off-Broadway, including Walmartopia, Dog Sees God, Debbie Does Dallas, Never Swim Alone, 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com, Matt & Ben, The Joys of Sex and Urinetown; the latter made a Tony Award-winning Broadway transfer.

The New York International Fringe Festival is already gearing up for 2008, with dates announced for Aug. 15-31. Applications will be available in November at www.FringeNYC.org.