Awards For Hollywood Fringe 2015
A LITTLE NEW MUSIC AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SONGWRITING
As an extension of its mission, A Little New Music — LA’s premier new musicals concert series — seeks to recognize outstanding songwriting in new musicals produced at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
A Little New Music exists under the fiscal receivership of New Musicals, Inc.
BITTER LEMONS OUTRAGEOUS AWARD FOR THEATER (BLOAT)
This is the award for the most theatrically daring and outrageously irreverent production at the Hollywood Fringe. The BLOAT award will be decided upon by the Bitter Lemons jury.
DOMA THEATRE CO NEW MUSICAL AWARD
Recognizing achievement in the area of new musicals in intimate settings.
LUMPY-CRAMP© FRINGE SPIRIT FRESHMAN AWARD
The Lumpy-Cramp© Spirit Freshman Award will be awarded to the first year producer that honors the festival spirit. The festival spirit is the idea that the festival is an opportunity to try new works that are daring and un-afraid, or old works that also embodies the spirit of outrageous or absurd theatre.
O FACE AWARD FOR ORGASMIC ACHIEVEMENT
“Great spiritual teachers throughout the ages have stated that orgasm is the closest some people come to a spiritual experience because of the momentary loss of self. Why is this true? Because with spiritual sex, you move beyond orgasm into a connection with yourself, your partner, and the divine — recognizing them all as one.”
-Alexandra Katehakis – Clinical Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles
Our Goal: We at Orgasmico Theatre Company LLC would like to single out one production, one performer, and one playwright (or composer) to each receive our O Face Award for forging that all-important connection between artist, audience and the divine, bringing all three together in an explosive* theatrical experience that transcends convention and can only be regarded as “Orgasmic.”
THE DUENDE DISTINCTION
The Vagrancy produces work with that ineffable something, duende. A duende is a fairy- or goblin-like mythological creature from Iberian, Latin American and Filipino folklore. As Federico Garcia Lorca uses the term, it equates the fairy to a realm of being that has a heightened state of emotion, expression, and authenticity. It’s the spirit of evocation, it’s what gives you chills when you listen to a beautiful piece of music.
According to Lorca, duende has four main characteristics: irrationality, earthiness, a heightened awareness of death, and a dash of the diabolical. Any production, actor, director, or designer may qualify for the Duende Distinction. We are looking for work that has soul above all and the ability to move the human spirit.
THE ENCORE! PRODUCERS AWARD
The Encore Producer Awards represent the best of the Hollywood Fringe as selected by venue producers, based on artistic merit and commercial potential. The extensions immediately follow the HFF2015 and run through July in participating fringe venues. Shows receive valuable extensions giving them the opportunity for additional audience, press, awards and extensions.
Past winners have gone on to further extensions in LA, around the country and the world.
Including Pulp Shakespeare, Pokemusical, Sunny Afternoon, My Penis in and Out of Trouble, Bad Arm, The Birthday Boys, Take Me To the Poorhouse, The Devil and Billy Markham, I am Google and Who Loves You Baby, WOMEN, Meet & Greet.
Participating Venues include Actors Theatre – Lawrin Salazar, Bootleg Theatre – Jessica Hanna, The Complex – Monica Martin , The Lounge – Victoria Watson, Theatre Asylum – Matthew Quinn
THE INKWELL PLAYWRIGHT'S PROMISE AWARD
The Inkwell Theater Development LAB is excited to present the first Playwright’s Promise Award at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The Playwright’s Promise Award recognizes the writer of a Fringe production. It is based on the play itself, not necessarily the production.
THE OCTAVIO CARLIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN
The Octavio Carlin Award for Excellence in Costume Design is geared toward rewarding the costume designer that thinks outside the box. Its not so much judging the costumes based on how elaborate a design is but how creatively that design is executed and whether it melds into the overall design concept of the show.
THE ODDBIRD AWARD FOR PREMIERE MUSICALS
Oddbird Theatricals, creators of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Best Musical winner Bronies! The Musical, are pleased to present the Oddbird Award for excellence in the production of a new musical.
THE POWER OF THREE AWARD
This fabulous, triangular award, is designed to send a pat on the back to the hardest working menage a’ trois at Hollywood Fringe! You’re not a duo, or a single, and you’re not more than three. You are a powerful triangle of strength, working on, with and off of each other, and we get it!
We salute you three, from the three of us at Three Peas Productions (producers, Dick & Jayne Get A Life, HFF13, Prague Fringe 2015)
THE ROBOT TEAMMATE WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA AWARD
Robot Teammate and The Accidental Party* typically performs musicals which are improvised on the spot and based on audience suggestions. For this award, we are looking for Fringe shows (musicals and non!) which embody the spirit of “Yes, and…”, are wildly original, executed with the utmost in creativity, and most importantly, we wish we would have thought of ourselves!
*RT+AP is a General Partnership registered with the State of California
THE UNLEASHED AWARD
The Unleashed Award is designed to acknowledge and celebrate productions that best exemplify the values outlined in Theatre Unleashed’s mission: to come together as one in order to create truly remarkable theatre with a fresh, thought-provoking approach to original or established works. We will be offering two awards—Most Unleashed Production and Most Unleashed Performance (not gender specific).
TRAILER PARK AWARD (TPA)
This is the award for the best teaser trailer by a Fringe participant. The idea here is the best short cinematic representation of your show’s theatrical experience. We’re not looking for just a recording of the show, but a cinematic promotion of the live experience.