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The TVolution 2018 Hollywood Fringe Awards!

And here they are   

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The TVolution 2018 Hollywood Fringe Awards…

 


BEST OF THE FRINGE AWARD

Burglars of Hamm’s Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk

 

BEST SOLO SHOW (FEMALE) AWARD

Katt BalsanBalls’ON

 

BEST SOLO  SHOW (MALE) AWARD

Joshua ThomasLet There be Thistles

 

BEST MUSICAL AWARD

New Musicals Inc.’s:  Manson’s Girls

 

BEST COMEDY AWARDS (TIE)

Mackers! & The Day I Became Black

 

BEST DRAMA AWARD

Ain’t That America

 

BEST ENSEMBLE AWARD

Pervert

Robert Watkins, Nick Howard & Gabrielle Farrow

 

BEST ACTOR

John Braham (Red) Ain’t that America

 

BEST ACTRESS

Yokko (Medea) Butoh Medea

 

BEST DIRECTOR

  Christopher Johnson – The School of Night’s Hercules Insane

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW

Still

 

THE ESSENCE OF FRINGE AWARD (tie)

Jack Benny (A Ménage En Train) & Shilo Kloko

 

Awards aside, there are, still, far many more individuals whose talents deserve some note of distinction and we at TheTVolution wish the privilege of acknowledging them:

 

Honors to the following Productions:

Hush by Madcap Creative

Sex and the Musical by For the Love of Parody Productions

The Runaway Clone by Zaftig Inc., The Unknown Artists & Ruckus Rockwell

Echoes by Redbeard Theatre & Fringe Management LLC

 

Honors to the following Actors:

Jim Martyka (Hans Gruber) A Very Die Hard Christmas

Ben Hethcoat (Chris Burden) A Beast/A Burden

Matt Curtin (Allen Ginsberg) Beatniks: A New Musical

Jeff Sumner (Creep) Dracula’s Taste Test

Steven Syzdio (Abbie Hoffman)
Uncivil Correctness:
Osama Bin Laden, Joan Rivers, Abbie Hoffman

Tim Kopacz (Philip) Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk

Chris Chapman (Henry V) Henry V (And Cocktail Party)

David Garver (Trent) American Conspiracy

 

Honors to the following Actresses:

Joana Knezevic (Mrs. Alving) Ghosts

Megan Rose Ruble (Susan Atkins) Manson’s Girls

Corsica Wilson (Jessica Burden) A Beast/A Burden

Tracy Leigh (Words) Easy Targets: Artists & Heroes

Pam Eberhardt (Laura) The Runaway Clone

Rachel Berman (Diane di Prima) Beatniks: A New Musical

Cyanne McCaerin (Constance Wilde) The Importance of Being Oscar

Virginia Tran (Kerri) Skin Jobs

Koni McCurdy (Birdy) Blind Spots

Melanie Holmes (Lily) Negative Spaces

 

Honors to the following Performers:

Christopher PiehlerSink or Swim

Burt Grinstead & Anna StrombergDr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Alli MillerCraftlesque

Evan McNamaraLast Christmas

Cooper BatesBlack When I Was a Boy

Jordan RountreeEpic Fail

 

Honors to the following Writers:

Mitchell BisschopI Can Hear You Now

Jim VejvodaSkin Jobs

Davia Schendel (Book, lyrics and music) – Beatniks: A New Musical

Benjamin Schwartz American Conspiracy

Giovanni Zuniga Pervert

                                   John Braham –  Ain’t That America

Michael Shaw Fisher (Book, lyrics and music) – Doctor Nympho vs the Sex Zombies

 

Pam Eberhardt (Book, lyrics)  and Jonathan Brenner (music) – The Runaway Clone


Joe Hernandez-Kolski
& Joshua Silverstein — The Joe & Joshua Show  (2018 edition)

 

Honors to the following Directors: 

Jonghee WooGhosts

Gregory CraftsA Very Die Hard Christmas

Branda LockLet There Be Thistles

Jin BlanchetteThe Women of Lockerbie

Changting LuHouse of Tales

Albert DayanResa Fantastiskt Mystisk

Matt RitcheyAmerican Conspiracy

Dan SchultzAin’t That America

 


TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2018 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE
A MODEST REMINDER:

 

SUCCESS IS NOT GAUGED BY AWARDS

OR

THE OPINIONS OF OTHERS

BUT

BY THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ONE’S OWN EFFORTS.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO FRINGERS ONE AND ALL.

 

LET’S DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR!

 

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An award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note who has hoisted glasses with Orson Welles, been arrested on three continents and once beat up Charlie Manson. His first play, "Among the Vipers" was a semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition and was featured in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays. It was produced at the NPT Theater in Ashland, Oregon and Los Angeles’ celebrated Odyssey Ensemble Theatre. His following play, “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was produced at The Hollywood Actors Theater, where he earned praise from the Los Angeles Times for his “…inordinately creative writing.” The play went on to numerous other productions including Berlin’s The Black Theatre under the direction of Rainer Fassbinder who wrote in his program notes of Kearney, “He is a skilled playwright, but more importantly he is a dangerous one.” Ernest Kearney has worked as literary manager or as dramaturge for among others The Hudson Theater Guild, Nova Diem and the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, where he still serves on the play selection committee. He has been the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and a finalist or semi-finalist, three times, in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and to date, either as playwright or director, he has upwards of a hundred and thirty productions under his belt, including a few at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater as puppeteer. After a wild and misspent youth, which lasted well into middle age, Kearney has settled down and is focusing on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. Ernest’s stage reviews and social essays can be found at TheTVolution.com and workingauthor.com. Follow him on Facebook.

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