The 15th annual FRESH FRUIT AWARDS of DISTINCTION with Special Guest Lisa Kron!
A HUGE THANK YOU! – To everyone making this event a success: The Artists who are honored; The Artists and Friends who support them; The encouraging people from Bowery Poets Club; And the incredible, tireless, hard-working staff we are so fortunate to have. The 2018 AWARDS!
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THE 2017 FESTIVAL WINNERS . . .
Outstanding Play – “The Diplomats” by Nelson Diaz-Marcano
Outstanding Production – “The Phillie Trilogy” by Doug DeVita, Directed by Dennis Corsi
Outstanding Production Design – Alex Petersen for “The Phillie Trilogy”
Outstanding Direction – Blayze Teicher, for “The Diplomats”
Outstanding Musical Direction – Mark Oleszko for “La Maupin”
Outstanding Direction, Solo Show – Caroline Kittredge Faustine for “Asher Rhys Got Married Too Young”
Outstanding Short Play – “Damn Fool” by W. Tre Davis
Outstanding Leading Role Performer – Ricki Lynée, in “The Diplomats”
Outstanding Leading Role Performer – David Sabella, in “The Phillie Trilogy”
Outstanding Lead Performance, Short Play – Renika Williams, in “Damn Fool”
Outstanding Lead Performance, Musical – Ariel de Ment, in “La Maupin”
Outstanding Lead Performance, Musical – Cassidy Layton, in “La Maupin”
Outstanding Musical Performer – Steph Barker, in “wRETCH”
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role:
– Teresa Kelsey, “The Phillie Trilogy”
– Chris Callahan, “The Diplomats”
Outstanding Solo Show – Tova Katz, in “See You At The Funeral!”
Outstanding Debut Performance – Charvez Grant, in “Strings”
Outstanding Musical – “wRETCH” by Pandora Scooter & Rachel Felstein
Outstanding Solo Show – Adin Lenahan for “Asher Rhys Got Married Too Young”
Outstanding Fight Choreography – Jared Kirby and Tony Mita for “La Maupin”
Outstanding Video and Projection Design – Lisa Renkel for “Village Orpheus”
Outstanding Ensemble Performance – “Village Orpheus”
The Audience Favorite Award – “La Maupin” by Jessie Field & Jared Field
The Fresh Fruit Spirit Award – “Love Letters To Nobody” by Maybe Burke
and the All Out Arts Community Awards . . .
The Harry Wieder Award, for Community Service: Allen Roskoff, President, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
The Passion Fruit Award, for a lifelong passionate commitment to the community: Lisa Kron