The Tvolution 2019 Hollywood Fringe Awards Are Here!

This year the TVO crew and I saw 76 shows

And from those, here are

THE TVOLUTION 2019 Fringe Awards…

Gold Trophy

BEST OF THE FRINGE AWARD

MIL GRUS

Helene Udy, Grayson Morris, Jeremy Sapp,

Jenson Lavellee and Isaac Kessler

Directed by Dean Evans

 

Gold Trophy

BEST SOLO SHOW (FEMALE) AWARD

RAISED BY WOLVES

Marla Black Writer & Performer

Directed by John Flynn

Produced by Elizabeth Alan

 

Gold Trophy

BEST SOLO SHOW (MALE) AWARD

MADE FOR EACH OTHER

John Fico Performer

Written by Monica Bauer

 

Gold Trophy

BEST MUSICAL AWARD

SQUEEZE MY CABARET

Cathy Schenkelberg  —  Writer and Performer

 

Gold TrophyBEST COMEDY AWARDS

THE MAYOR’S DEBATE OF TRANQUILITY, NEBRASKA

Lucie Beeby, Emily Dorsett,

Jim Hanna and Kate Hellen

Written by Jim Hana

 

Gold Trophy

BEST DRAMA AWARD

GREENWOOD 1964

Eli Goree, Thomas Ramseur King – Performers

Written and Directed by Mohammed Ali Ojarigi

 

Gold Trophy

BEST ENSEMBLE AWARD

BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME

Michael Mason, Isaac Byrne, Adam Belvo,

Morrison Keddie and Adam Willson

Directed by Leah Bonvissuto

Written by Casey Wimpee

 

Gold Trophy

BEST ACTOR

STEVE SCOTT – BEYOND GLORY

Written by Stephen Lang

Directed by Stefan Antoniuk

 

Gold Trophy

BEST ACTRESS

NICOLE STEINWEDELL – TEMPLE TANTRUM

Written by Nicole Steinwedell

 

Gold Trophy

BEST DIRECTOR

KIMLEIGH SMITH – TEMPLE TANTRUM

 

Gold Trophy

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW

DROUGHT

Kate Radford Writer and Performer

 

Gold Trophy

THE ESSENCE OF FRINGE AWARD

BLACKBOXING

Matt Ritchey and Jim Niedzialkowski

Written by Matt Ritchey

Directed by Matthew Martin


Awards aside, there are still far many more individuals whose talents deserve some Note of Distinction and we at The Tvolution are privileged to acknowledge them:

HONORS to the following Productions:

NEAR DAWN

MAUD THE MADNESS

SON OF A BITCH

GHOST TOWN

HIDE YOUR FIRES: BUTOH LADY MACBETH

THE SCORPION AND THE FROG: A TIME-KILLER

 

Gold Trophy

HONORS to the following Actors:

CHRIS CLABAUGH (TATTERED CAPES)

TRAVIS JOE DIXON (TATTERED CAPES)

ESQUIZITO AKA, EP PEREZ (CLARK WADE – A JAZZY TRAGEDY)

JOHN BRAHAN (ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS)

ALEX PARKER (THE SCORPION AND THE FROG: A TIME-KILLER)

BRUNO OLIVER (LEAR / LOMAN)

DENNIS GERSTEN  (SON OF A BITCH)
BEN HETHCOAT (SON OF A BITCH)
LUKE FORBES (SON OF A BITCH)

HONORS to the following Actresses:

JOANNA MERCEDES (TATTERED CAPES)

CONSTANCE EJUMA (GHOST TOWN)

ALLI MILLER (THE DUCHESS AND THE STRIPPER)

ALLANA MATHEIS (THE MASHER)

CHRISTINE SAGE (THE SCORPION AND THE FROG: A TIME-KILLER)

YOKKO (HIDE YOUR FIRES – BUTOH LADY MACBETH)

Gold Trophy

HONORS to the following Performers:

CAITLIN COOK (CAITLIN COOK: DEATH WISH)

JANNICA OLIN ((IM) PERFEKT)

CODI COATES (PUBLIC DOMAIN – THE MUSICAL)

MAX MAHLE (PUBLIC DOMAIN – THE MUSICAL)

MOTI BUCHBOOT

(FIVE PIECES OF PAPER – GRANDMA’S SPIRIT LIVES ON)

Gold Trophy

HONORS to the following Writers:

GREGORY CRAFTS (TATTERED CAPES)

SPENCER GREEN (THE SCORPION AND THE FROG: A TIME-KILLER)

SAM PASTERNACK (PUBLIC DOMAIN – THE MUSICAL)

Gold TrophyHONORS to the following Directors:

COREY LYNN HOWE (TATTERED CAPES)

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON (KLINGON TAMBURLAINE)

EZRA BUZZINGTON (THE DUCHESS AND THE STRIPPER)

DAN SCHULTZ (ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS)

MATTHEW LEAVITT (THE SCORPION AND THE FROG: A TIME-KILLER)

LEAH PATTERSON (ORACLES & MIRACLES)

BILLY RAY BREWTON (SON OF A BITCH)

Gold TrophyTO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2019 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL,  A MODEST REMINDER:

SUCCESS IS NOT GAUGED BY AWARDS OR BY THE OPINIONS OF OTHERS

BUT BY THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF ONE’S OWN EFFORTS.

 

CONGRATULATION FRINGERS,

LET’S DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

 

 

Written by

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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