The following are more winners of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, including the Sponsored Awards and Fringe Runway.
Now that the Hollywood Fringe Festival has technically come to a close, here are awards that provide additional opportunities through the Encore! Producers Awards and the Best of Broadwater Award which provide an avenue for shows to extend through July, August, and beyond, to see the shows you might have missed.
Sponsored Award Winners
2019 Unleashed Awards
The Mayor’s Debate Of Tranquillity Nebraska
The Unleashed Award is given to the ensemble production who unleashes their production with a strong focus on telling the story and the winner receives a certificate, a dog collar and tag engraved with the name of the show, the award and the year, award laurels for social media use, and shout outs on the Theatre Unleashed social media sites.
2cents Theatre Distinctive Voices Award
The Institute For The Opposite Of Longing
The 2Cents Distinctive Voices Award recognizes an artist/team of artists who prove themselves as a true auteur. The winning production will demonstrate unique perspective, fresh interpretation and defined approach, providing a one of a kind experience of unexpected storytelling. The winner will receive a coveted engraved 2Cents Piggy.
Aunt Lyla’s Fave Fringe Flyer
Matt: The Gathering
Aunt Lyla’s Fave Fringe Flyer recognizes superb flyer design and the winner(s) receive an award plague showcasing the winning flyer.
Fight the Power Award
Fight The Power Award is granted for performance, writing, direction combined “to create a powerful piece that moves the needle in social justice, inclusiveness, normalization of reality, and forward-thinking art.” Winners receive a custom ‘Fight the Power’ trophy.
No Room In The Green Room Award
Borracho: Spanish For Drunken Bum
MB Stage Productions No Room In The Green Room Award “goes to those who like to challenge themselves to have a full audience and an even fuller stage.” Winner(s) are awarded a trophy and recognition on MB Stage Productions, LLC’s website, social media and digital laurels.
O Face Award For Orgasmic Achievement In Theatre: “Most Orgasmic Performance”
Macy Idzakovich – Flower Society
The O Face Award For Orgasmic Achievement In Theatre: ‘Most Orgasmic Performance’ Award singles out one production “for forging a 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.'” A 7th Annual O Face Award statuette is presented to the winner.
Showorks Don’t Wait. Create! Award
The ShoWorks Don’t Wait. Create! Award is awarded to “writers and creators who develop their own opportunities by producing original content and pushing the creative envelope from ‘page to stage.’” The winner receives this 3rd Annual award statuette.
Soaring Solo Artist Award
Dear Jeff by Callie Ott
The 3rd Annual Soaring Solo Artist Award is presented by Soaring Solo LLC, Jessica Lynn Johnson & the Whitefire Theatre recognizes and celebrates “excellence in solo theatre within the Hollywood Fringe Community.” The winner receives an award plaque, along with a spot to perform their winning solo show at the Whitefire Theatre’s SOLOFEST 2020.
Standout Song Award
“Smellay Lahk A Turkay (She Was)” Blackboxing
Standout Song Award honors “the song at Fringe that we feel represents the ‘number one hit’ of the festival. The song that we remember as we leave their show and keep thinking about as the festival goes on.” The award involves “a fully funded/produced music video of the original song that will be published online.”
Steve Kent Award
Earth Stories: Our Climate And Our Future
Steve Kent Award, named after co-founder of the legendary Company Theatre, the late Steve Kent, “is given a piece of theatre that uses their art for to create political or social change within an individual and their community.” and a trophy is awarded to the winner.
The Diverse Diva Award
Squeeze My Cans by Cathy Schenkelberg
The Diverse Diva Award is presented by the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, co-sponsored by City National Bank, and is awarded to a solo female identified artist performing “cabaret, poetry, dance, as a singer-songwriter, vocalist, musician [or] storyteller” selecting one “engaging and unique female identified artist who exemplifies what it means to be a ‘Diverse Diva.'” The winner receives a framed award certificate, a performance spot in the LAWTF Wine Down Wednesday event, and a week-long stay at the Writer’s Well International Literary Retreat in Sharpsburg Georgia (including lodging.)
The Golden Key
The show with the highest score will receive The Golden Key, a symbol of the production’s ability to unlock a new world for guests.
The Encore Award
The Encore! Producers Award represents the best of the Hollywood Fringe selected by venue producers, based on artistic merit and commercial potential. The extensions immediately follow the HFF2019 and run through July in participating fringe venues. Shows selected receive extensions “giving them the opportunity for additional audience, press, awards and extensions. Shows receive “at least one performance,” following the Hollywood Fringe Festival, in July. Typically extensions are one to two performances, but longer runs are possible and are negotiated between venue and show producer.
The Inkwell Theater Playwright’s Promise Award
“Butcher Holler Here We Come” By Casey Wimpee
The Inkwell Theater Playwright’s Promise Award, presented by the Inkwell Theater Development LAB, recognizes a writer of a Fringe production. The criteria for this fifth annual award is based on the play itself, not necessarily the production. The playwright of the winning production is invited to “participate in a number of special events and reading opportunities throughout our 2019-20 season” and receive a “Golden Pen” statuette.
The Outdoor Voices Festival “conversation Creation” Award
Dear Jeff: A Musical Comedy About Suicide & Domestic Abuse
The Outdoor Voices Festival “conversation Creation” Award honors the show that “encompasses all of the qualifications that make up a brilliant piece of socially relevant theater.” The winner of the award receives a statuette and is invited to perform in the “Outdoor Voices Festival, Winter 2019” where a limited number shows are selected each year.
The Paul Koslo Memorial/Met theatre Award
A Time Traveler’s Guide To The Present
Sponsored by MET Theatre (MET Foundation) The Paul Koslo Memorial/Met theatre Award, in honor of the late MET Theatre founding member Paul Koslo, is given to “outstanding theatre makers who reflect that same bold, creative, and inspirational spirit as was possessed by our beloved Mr. Koslo.” The winner receives a statuette, plaque, or “the like” along with “20 Free Rehearsal Hours (a $500 value) at the MET Theatre on the Paul Koslo Stage in the Great Scott space.”
TPP’s Trope Buster!
Sponsored by They Played Productions, LLC., TPP’s Trope Buster! is awarded to shows that “break the mold,” disrupt the medium, and take the “expected roles or stories or themes or tropes of theatre and spin them off the axis into unknown territory.” Winners will receive an award created by producer and artist Thea Rivera specifically for this year’s TPP Trope Buster as well as a digital file listing your winning award.
LAFPI’s Most Wanted Award
LAFPI’s Most Wanted Award is granted in “recognition of the gender parity efforts and achievements by LA Theaters and Fringe Venues, focusing on female-identifying playwrights” and receive a certificate.
The LAFPI Most Wanted Awards:
Assistance League Theatre
Asylum @ McCadden Theatre
Asylum @ Studio C
The Hobgoblin Playhouse at The Arena Stage, Theatre of Arts
The New American Theatre
The New Collective
Fringe Runway Winners:
1st Place- ANGELBIRD
2nd Place- THE HUMAN[OID] EXPERIENCE
3rd Place- Start Swimming
Honorable Mention – Mil Grus
1st Place – Squeeze My Cabaret
2nd Place – HAMILKONG
Best of Broadwater Award
The Best of Broadwater Award is awarded to a select few Hollywood Fringe productions that have performed at The Broadwater based on “their high level of artistry and excellence.” Winners receive a statuette and certificate for their production during the Hollywood Fringe Festival Closing Night Ceremony and are offered an extension at one of The Broadwater’s four stages on Best of Broadwater Weekend July 5th-7th.
LEAR / LOMAN – THE BEST OF INK @FRINGE
THE LAST CROISSANT
SUPPORTIVE WHITE PARENTS
EARTH STORIES: OUR CLIMATE AND OUR FUTURE
RIDE OR DIE: THE HIP-HOP MUSICAL
JORDAN MAVERICK HISTORY TEACHER
NORMALER THAN EVERYONE
EARTH TO KAREN
THE FLOWER SOCIETY
SON OF A BITCH
FOUR CLOWNS PRESENTS: SHAKEDOWN AT THE DUSTY SPUR!
COME ON DOWN
THE SAME ROOM
RED, WHITE, BLACK & BLUE
DEAR JEFF: A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT SUICIDE & DOMESTIC ABUSE
THE DEATH OF SAM MOBEAN
MEET ME IN MIZZERY
IF TRUTH BE TOLD
The Actors Company
MANDY PICKS A HUSBAND
ORACLES AND MIRACLES
PUBLIC DOMAIN: THE MUSICAL
REWIND – A NEW 80’S POP MUSICAL
THE LONDON ROSE
[TITLE OF SHOW]
New American Theater
THE SCORPION AND THE FROG: A TIME-KILLER
EVA PERON BY COPI EN ESPAÑOL
AN YET ANOTHER EVENING WITH THE SISTAHS- UNSUNG SHEROES
LOVE, MADNESS, AND SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
IT TAKES TWO: MUSICAL IMPROV WITH PEARCY & BYRNES
The New Collective
The Complex Hollywood
2 FOR 1
ACID WASH LOVE
CAVE GIRL THE MUSICAL
THE COLOR COLLECTIVE
CRACK WHORE, BULIMIC, GIRL-NEXT-DOOR
DEATH AND THE FOOL
IF IT GOES THERE
MY TRANS WIFE
THE NARCISSIST NEXT DOOR
OLIVIA WILDE DOES NOT SURVIVE THE APOCALYPSE
PIT OF GOBLINS
POCKETMON! A PARODY MUSICAL
PRINCESS MAGIC’S TRASH TIME REVUE
SHIVA FOR ANNE FRANK
TALES FROM THE POWDER ROOM
THE MAYOR’S DEBATE OF TRANQUILITY, NEBRASKA
THIS WAY YONDER
VERY GOOD ACTOR: AN ACTING SEMINAR
WHAT I NEVER TOLD YOU
WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?
YES. NO. MAYBE.
AN EXCUSE TO BEHAVE BADLY
CHRISSY METH – A DANCE WITH THE DEVIL AND THE JOURNEY BACK
CORINA, FROM LAP DANCE TO SUNDANCE
HIDE YOUR FIRES: BUTOH LADY MACBETH
A BIT MUCH
IF WE RUN
LEAVING PRINCE CHARMING
BATTER UP! MY BRAIN ON BASEBALL
CRABBE AND GOYLE ARE DEAD
LIFE PLAN, OR LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE IN A COLLAPSING WORLD
THE JOURNEY OF THE LITTLE PRINCE
SILENT JOY, A NEW PLAY
SUGARFREE: FOSTER CARE COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
The Hobgoblin Playhouse at the Arena Stage
EARTH & FIRE WALKING (TIERRA Y FUEGO QUE CAMINA)
SHE KILLS MONSTERS
TABLETOP (THE MUSICAL)
THE BULLY PROBLEM
GUNFIGHT AT THE NOT-SO-OK SALOON
LET’S WRITE A MUSICAL
NO MORE TOYS
STRAIGHT WHITE MEN TRYING TO WOKE
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND.
Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre
BUNNY THE ELF LIVE!
OUT OF THE BLUE
RAISED BY WOLVES
SORRY ABOUT MY FRIEND
SWIPE RIGHT: THE MUSICAL
THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME
THE HUMAN[OID] EXPERIENCE
ASK A BLACK WOMAN
DANDY DARKLY’S ALL ABOARD!
DEAR JEFF: A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT SUICIDE & DOMESTIC ABUSE
DOUBLE FEATURE: THE ORIGINAL ENGLISH & MURDERFUCK
I AM NOT A MAN
JAMBA JUICE: THE MUSICAL
MORAL FIXATION (ORIGINALLY TITLED BOYS
WILL BE BOYS)
ONE HUMP HEART
SPEAK I WILL: A FRACTURED SHAKESPEARE
SUPPORTIVE WHITE PARENTS
THE LAST POWERPOINT
THE ONE-MAN IMPROVISED MUSICAL
ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS