Last week, the festival shuttered the final two days of performances, on Aug. 27 and 28, due to Hurricane Irene. The closing-night party, where the Overall Excellence Awards are traditionally announced, was also canceled. The winners were revealed online instead. The festival's Encore Series, which features encore performances of lauded productions and audience favorites, is scheduled for Sept. 9–26 at SoHo Playhouse and the Players Theatre.
Next year's festival is set for Aug. 10–26, 2012. Applications will be available online in November and are due Feb. 14, 2012. For more information, go to www.fringenyc.org.
The 2011 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winners are:
"PigPen Presents: The Mountain Song"
"The More Loving One"
"Pearl's Gone Blue"
Jennifer Barnhart ("The Legend of Julie Taymor, or The Musical That Killed Everybody!")
Ryan Barry ("In the Summer Pavilion")
Miles Cooper ("Elysian Fields")
Patrick Byas ("Sammy Gets Mugged")
Casey McClellan ("My Name Is Billy")
Brian Charles Rooney ("Winner Takes All")
Lauren Hennessy ("Ampersand: A R&J Love Story")
Nicholas Billon ("Greenland")
A.D. Penedo ("The Three Times She Knocked")
Dennis Flanagan ("Bella and the Pool Boy")
Chris Rael ("Araby")
Dusty Brown ("The Ballad of Rusty and Roy")
"The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady"
"Crawling With Monsters"
Stephanie Alexander ("Le Gourmand, or Gluttony!")
Mark Richard Caswell ("Parker and Dizzy's Fabulous Journey to the End of the Rainbow")
Tara DeVincenzo ("Technodulia Dot Com")
Greg Foro ("Hamlet")
Joshua Kahan Brody ("Fourteen Flights")
Alaska Reece Vance ("The Disorientation of Butterflies")
"The Day the Sky Turned Black"
"Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!"
"Heroes and Other Strangers"
Cinty Ionescu ("Nils' Fucked Up Day")
TheaterMania Audience Favorite Award
"COBU—Dance Like Drumming, Drum Like Dancing"