The Conveyor Awards of Excellence

The Conveyor is proud to announce our awards of
excellence for the 2009 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. After seeing about as much
Fringe as is humanly possible, we wanted to give our opinion on the best. We have
created a series of categories and groupings and have come up with what we
believe represents the best of the festival.

 

Best Overall Fringe Production

Empire of Feathers

 

The Top Tier by Genre – The shows listed below in each grouping represent the best of the festival. Each genre, as defined by our reviewers, breaks the festival out into comparable categories. In each genre we have listed, in alphabetical order, the shows that stand out as elite.

 

Best Narrative

Empire of Feathers

Gravesongs

The Success Show

 

Best Non-Narrative Theatrical

April Fools

Assholes and Aureoles

 

Best Movement/Dance/Interdisciplinary

7(x1) Samurai

It Might Be OK

The 4 Food Groups

 

Best Story Telling – Non-Theatrical

Sex, Dreams, and Self Control!

The Terrorism of Everyday Life

 

During Fringe there have been many elements of each production that deserve recognition. We’ve created
awards, as listed below, which point out individuals and elements of shows that stood out. They are ranked in order.

 

Best Individual Performers

David Gaines in 7(x1) Samurai

George Alexander in The Success Show

Karen Wissel in The Edge

 

Best Ensemble

It Might Be OK

April Fools

Gravesongs

4 Food Groups

Guns and Chickens

Empire of Feathers

 

Funniest Show

The Success Show

April Fools

Sex, Dreams, and Self Control!

Assholes and Aureoles

 

Best Script

Michael Comstock for The Success Show

Sarah Underwood for Gravesongs

 

Best Musical Moments

Ed Hamell for Terrorism of Everyday Life

Ken Early and Liz Vosmeier in Jacques Brel Lonesome Losers of the Night

S.R. Woodward for the music in The 4 Food Groups

Kevin Thorton for Sex, Dreams, and Self Control

Brant Miller for the music in April Fools

 

Best Overall Moment

The umbrella sequence from It Might Be OK

The techno music’s emotional breakdown in April Fools

The four way spit-take in The 4 Food Groups

The brave audience member who took a bite from the onion in The Success Show, then took a second bite.

 

Most Fringey Show

Empire of Feathers

The 4 Food Groups

April Fools

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