How to Act Around Cops
How to Act Around Cops
The winners of the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival Excellence Awards have been announced. The shows were judged by a group of professionals in all areas of the theater, from acting to criticism; How to Act Around Cops was the only production to receive two awards, for playwriting and direction. Here is the complete list of awards and winners:

Overall Production
Tuesdays & Sundays
Expat/Inferno
Pinafore!
Cats Talk Back

Solo Show
Freedom of Speech
Brain Freeze
A Life In Her Day
Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer

Playwriting
Timothy Nolan, Acts of Contrition
Logan Brown, How To Act Around Cops
Brendan Bates, The Savior of Fenway
Michael Jackson, A Taste of Heaven
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Say You Love Satan

Performance
Alexander Gemignani, The Trapped Family Singers
Kathryn Foster, Final Countdown
Boo Killebrew, This Is A Newspaper
Rick Batalla, Blake...da Musical

Ensemble Performance
Sides...The Fear Is Real
Poseidon! An Upsidedown Musical
Slavery
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Direction
Jon Schumacher, How To Act Around Cops

Choreography
John Ficarra, Scalpel
Ksenia Vidyaykina, Trapped

Scenic Design
House of Merry

Costume Design
Markas Henry, Escape From Pterodactyl Island
Wade Laboissonniere, Suspect

Music & Lyrics
Lost: The Musical

Puppeteering
Bob Brown Puppet's Carnival of the Animals Nosferatu

Unique Theatrical Experience
Charles Phoenix's God Bless Americana: the Retro Vacation Slide Show Tour of the USA
Wax & Wayne

TheaterMania Audience Award
Meaningless Sex
Runner-up: Poop: A True Story