The 17th annual FRESH FRUIT AWARDS of DISTINCTION, with . . . !
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 2019 AWARDS!
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THE 2019 FESTIVAL WINNERS . . .
OUTSTANDING MUSICAL: Metropolitan (Tom Picasso & Mikey Rosenbaum)
OUTSTANDING PLAY: Head First (Dennis Bush)
OUTSTANDING ONE-ACT: Once Begun (Tim Aumiller & Scott Schneider)
OUTSTANDING SOLO SHOW: The Knife Cuts Both Ways (Cecilia Gentili)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTION: Lester Thomas Shane (Head First)
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING & VIDEO DESIGN: David Haan & Tom Picasso (Metropolitan)
OUTSTANDING SET & COSTUME DESIGN: Parlor Tricks (Emily Rose Parman)
OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE in a PLAY: Kalia Lay (Parlor Tricks)
OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE in a PLAY: Cooper Koch (Head First)
OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE in a PLAY: Austin Larkin (Head First)
OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMANCE in a PLAY: Kyra Adams (Parlor Tricks)
OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMANCE in a PLAY: Terrence Christgau (Parlor Tricks)
OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMANCE in a PLAY: Inji El Gammal (Bismillah)
OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE in a MUSICAL: Dillon Heape (Metropolitan)
OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE in a MUSICAL: Leigh Williams (Metropolitan)
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE: Lovebird Jamboree (Kathryn McConnell)
OUTSTANDING DANCE: French Trio (Jeff Davis)
OUTSTANDING DANCE: Marthagany (Jesse Factor)
SPECIAL DISTINCTION FOR STAGED READING: Night Visions (Frank Calo)
SPIRIT AWARD: Sarah Elisabeth Brown (Lovebird Jamboree)
AUDIENCE FAVORITE: Bill Bowers (All Over the Map)
and the All Out Arts Community Awards . . .
The Harry Wieder Award, for Community Service: Hon. Daniel Dromm, New York City Council
The Honeyberry Award, for Unrecognized Service to the LGBT Community: Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)
The Passion Fruit Award, for a lifelong passionate commitment to the community: Shhhh… not yet!