FringeNYC places awards front, center

Clancy announces resignation as artistic director

The New York Intl. Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) celebrated its closing night Sunday at the Westbeth Theater Center. Awards were presented in the following categories:

  • Overall production: “The Adding Machine,” “Fuck You, or Dead Pee Holes” and “Yi Sang Counts to 13”;

  • Solo show: “An Evening With Harburg Harrisbrandt” and “21 Dog Years: Doing Time @”;

  • Unique theatrical experience: “Break the Floor,” “Rites of Spring” and “Studio”;

  • Direction: Willa Bepler (“Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights”) and Paul Stancato (“Einstein’s Dreams”);

  • Performance: Nick Boraine (“Sic”), Tom Ford (“Biography’s Top 10 People of the Millennium”), Elaine Hudson (“Mary Stuart”), Paul Kerry (“Woyzeck”), Rob Maitner (“Poor Superman”), Susan O’Connor (“Take”) and Matt Wagner (“Preview of Murder”);

  • Choreography: Foureographers (“Movement Zoo”) and 3rd Rail Dance (“Spun/Uktena”);

  • Playwrighting: Tina Mae Bishko (“Surface”) and Michael Stock (“Hustle”);

  • Ensemble performance: “Leaf in the Mailbox” and “Surface”;

  • Music composition: John LaSala (“The Snow Queen”);

  • Set design: Christian Douglas (“Snap Happy”) and Matthew Ronay (“Debbie Does Dallas”);

  • Costume design: Daphne Javitch (“Debbie Does Dallas” and “The Adding Machine”), and Joe Lewis and Catherine Raven (“Mary Stuart”);

  • Theatermania audience favorite: “Dead End.”

At the awards ceremony, John Clancy announced his resignation as artistic director of both FringeNYC and the Present Co. Elena K. Holy, producing director of the two legit orgs, will assume the position of producing artistic director for the 2001-02 season.

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