By Adam Hetrick
25 Aug 2008
The 2008 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winners follow:
The Umbrella Plays
Too Much Memory
China - The Whole Enchilada
Perez Hilton Saves the Universe...
Montserrat Mendez, Thoroughly Stupid Things...
Paul Cohen, Mourn the Living Hector
Suzie Miller, Reasonable Doubt
Halley Bondy, The Redheaded Man
Outstanding Music & Lyrics:
Julie Nichols, Lames Asmus and Andrew Hobgood, Love is Dead
Outstanding Solo Show:
Blanche Survives Hurricane Katrina...
Bill Oliver, The Alice Complex
Heather Cohen, Other Bodies
Nell Balaban, The Boy in the Basement
Jon Levin, There Will Come Soft Rains
Angela Harner, Gem! A Truly Outrageous Parody!
Jennifer Kirschman, The Fabulous Kane Sisters...
Charlie LaGreca, The Gargoyle Garden
Teresa Hull, The Permanent Night
Molly Bell, Becoming Britney
Hogan Gorman, Hot Cripple
Movin Melvin Brown, A Man, A Magic, A Music
Deborah Weston, See How Beautiful I Am
Will Manning, Choke City & Revolution on the Roof
Keep Your Eyes Open
Gem! A Truly Outrageous Parody!
Tania Bijlani, The Alice Complex
Lizzie Leopold, Green Eyes
In addition, Blanche Survives Hurricane Katrina... and I Love You, Petty & Favre were named the 2008 Village Voice Audience Favorite Award Winners.
Previous Fringe Festival award-winning participants have gone on to enjoy commercial life Off-Broadway, including Bash'd: A Gay Rap Opera, 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 13th Annual New York International Fringe Festival will run Aug. 7-24, 2009. For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org