Written on July 24, 2016
Did you have fun meeting Fringe? From energetic musicals to inspiring dances and powerful performances – we all got to know Fringe together. And, last night the award – winning productions were announced! Two new awards were given out to recognize people and/or organizations making a difference in the D.C. independent art scene: Community Connector and the Trophy of Epicness. Also for the second time since the Festival’s inception, there will be an extension week featuring successful Festival productions.
• Best Overall Show in 2016 Fringe Festival: Over Her Dead Body *presented by Pinky Swear Productions
• Best Musical Theatre or Opera: *Over Her Dead Body presented by Pinky Swear Productions
• Best Comedy: Let Trump Be Trump by John Krizel
• Best Drama: Too Close presented by Luigi Laraia
• Best Dance or Physical Theatre: Kick Before You Drown presented by Steal A Step
The award was presented to banished? productions. For their 10 years of inspiration they have injected into our community and their unique brand artistry. Fringe kicked off their relationship with banished? productions in 2007 with bobrauschenbergamerica. We will never forget their Tactile Dinner cart perched under the tent at the Fort. And The Circle meandering it’s way around the Carnegie Library lawn. Their show ,she took me back so tenderly, a part of this years Festival was their final production. We salute their unique voice and are left in their wake inspired.
This award is given to the artists at 411 Union Arts for their collective voice that raised the awareness for the need of space for mid-level and amateur artist in DC. The artists at Union Arts will soon be displaced due to the development of an arts themed hotel.
This award is given to Dan Logan for his support not only of Capital Fringe but other groups ranging from Mosaic Theatre to the Welders. It takes a wise funder to fund what is uprising from the underbelly – we salute him!