2015 Hollywood Fringe Award Winners

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Festival Director Ben Hill in front of the 2015 Fringe Award Ceremony Crowd. Photo by Matt Kamimura

Here’s a list of this year’s Award Winners— announced just moments ago at the 2015 Award Ceremony! Thank you all for coming and congratulations to the winners!

Fringe Freaks (Community-Voted Awards):

  • Top of the Fringe: Shakespeare’s Last Night Out (Or What? You, Will?)
  • Fringe First (World Premiere): Alien vs. Musical
  • The International Award: Loves Labours Won
  • Best in Ensemble Theatre: Cookie & The Monster
  • Best in Solo Performance: Shakespeare’s Last Night Out (Or What? You, Will?)
  • Best in Comedy: The Poe Show
  • Best in Musicals & Operas: King of Kong: A Musical Parody
  • Best in Dance & Physical Theatre: Four Clowns Presents The Halfwits’ Last Hurrah
  • Best in Cabaret & Variety: Thenardier’s Inn- A Les Miserables Cabaret

Sponsored Awards:

  • A Little New Music Award for Outstanding Songwriting: TIE: Alien vs. Musical & King of Kong
  • Bitter Lemons Outrageous Award for Theater (BLOAT): La la la Strada
  • DOMA Theatre Co. New Musical Award: Adam & Eve… and Steve
  • Lumpy-Cramp© Fringe Spirit Freshman Award: TIE: Getting to Know You & Hippopotamoidea
  • O Face Award for Orgasmic Achievement: Elizabeth Godley as Nimrod in Four Clowns Presets the Halfwits’ Last Hurrah (Most Orgasmic Performance); Lindsay Kerns & Mason Flink for Max & Elsa: No Music. No Children (Most Orgasmic Writing); The Knock Shop (Most Orgasmic Performance)
  • The DUENDE Distinction: Emily and Elizabeth Hinkler for Acting in My Sister
  • The Ezra Buzzington Spirit of the Fringe Award: FEMALE PERFORMANCE: Jessica Pohly – Jason & (Medea); MALE PERFORMANCE: Jim Hanna – The 7th Annual One-Man Show World Championships; WRITING: Gus Krieger – Breaking Bard; DIRECTING: Richard Embardo – Tiananmen Annie; PRODUCTION: Tiananmen Annie
  • The Inkwell Playwright’s Promise Award: Mason Flink & Lindsay Kerns for “MAX & ELSA: NO MUSIC. NO CHILDREN.” 
  • The Octavio Carlin Award for Excellence in Costume Design: TIE: Four Clowns Presents The Halfwits’ Last Hurrah & Shakespeare(ish)
  • The Oddbird Award for Premiere Musicals: Shakespeare’s Last Night Out (Or What? You, Will?)
  • The Robot Teammate Woulda Coulda Shoulda Award: The Video Games
  • The Unleashed Award: UNLEASHED PERFORMANCE: Darin Toonder (The 7th Annual One-Man Show World Championships); UNLEASHED PRODUCTION: 8:03
  • Trailer Park Award (TPA): Hamlet-Mobile
  • LA FPI’s 2015 “Most Wanted” List (Venues with 50% or more shows by women playwrights): Actors Company, Art of Acting Studio, Complex Theatres, Hollywood Dance Center, Hudson Theatres, i.O. West, Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, The Barn, Theatre of NOTE, Underground Theatre

The Encore! Producer’s Awards:

  • Theatre Asylum: Alien vs. Musical, Breaking Bard, Hard Sexy Serious Love Conversations, Jason & (Medea), King Dick, King of Kong: A Musical Parody, MAX & ELSA: NO MUSIC. NO CHILDREN, Mudd the Magnificent: Magic & Mayhem, My Sister, Nigerian Spam Scam Scam, Orson Welles & Scatman Crothers in “A HOLLYWOOD ENDING”, Sleeping Around, Snack, The Snail, STARF*CKING, SUICIDE NOTES: In Their Own Words, The 7th Annual One-Man Show World Championships, The Legend of Bobby Darin : An Unauthorized Autobiography, THE POE SHOW, Unemployed. Finally.
  • The Bootleg Theatre: 8:30, Dead Dog’s Bone; House of Rabbits: Charivari in Voyeurville; Lady into Fox
  • The Complex: Nell Gwynne: A Dramatick Essaye on Acting and Prostitution; No Traveler: A Comedy About Suicide; Love Labours Won; Daughter of an Alien; Catalyst; Smile, Baby; Fish Out of Whiskey; Might As Well Live; The Blonde and…; Zip Ties; Romeo and Juliet: An ASL Love Story; The Cellar; Thumb Wars; I Died…I Came Back…Whatever; Bright Swords; Why Water Falls
  • The Hudson: Dating: Adults Embracing Failure
  • The Lounge: Merely Players, Pocket Universe, The Last Known Recording of the Lovely Lenore Sisters, Stupid Songs!!, Fifty Shades of Shrew
  • Three Clubs: Thenardier’s Inn- A Les Miserables Cabaret; The Knock Shop; Fugitive Songs; Shakespeare’s Last Night Out (Or What? You, Will?); The Load-In
  • Actors Company: Assistants: The Musical; The Video Games; Taming of the Shrew – An Exploration of Gender Expression; Mirror, Mirror the Musical; Only the Moon Howls

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