promotional art for Where in the World is Camilla San Francisco
promotional art for Where in the World is Camilla San Francisco
The Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC, the only major unjuried, self-producing, open-access Festival in the DC area, has announced the winners of its 2012 awards, which were presented on Sunday, July 29.

Maurice Martin's R.U.X., the story of Louis Rockwell Jr.'s sexy new business plan for his father's stodgy old robot company, directed by Sun King Davis, is the winner of the comedy award. The award for drama was given to We Tiresias, Stephen Spotswood's play about the future of mankind, directed by Matt Ripa.

The Brian Sutow directed production of Superhero Celebrity Rehab by William Segal and Brendan Snow, in which a little cocaine problem lands L.A.'s most celebrated superhero in rehab, is the winner of the musical theater award. The physical theater award goes to Kathleen Howard's Flight of Fancy (A Steampunk Ballet), indie-rock ballet inspired by the Steampunk movement.

Finally, the winner of the award for best overall production was given to Where in the World is Camilla San Francisco, a musical comedy by Jeff Vonch, Patrick English and Adrian Verkouteren and directed by Patrick Magill and Zack Ford, which tracks the global pursuit of an agent gone rogue.

In addition to the above awards which are based on the votes of the shows' attendees, the Capital Fringe Festival's executive director Julianne Brienza selects the winner of the Director's Award, which is given to a group or an individual artist that took a risk, tried new things, was honest and had a good artistic product. This year's Directors Award went to two productions: Imagination Meltdown Adventure -- Frank Cervarich, Alex Leidy, and Aaron Bliden's puppet-spectacle about a young man who is tricked into unleashing the apocalypse, directed by Lex Davis -- and A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup, Yanomi's absurd musical adventure about Miss Hiccup, who is forever accompanied by a raucous cast of sounds.

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