2023 FRIGID Fringe Festival Award Winners Announced

Death of a Salesman A New Play featuring Ethan Graham-Horowitz Photo credit: Caroline Burkhart
On Sunday, March 5th FRIGID New York handed out awards to artists from their 17th Annual FRIGID Fringe Festival, an unjuried festival which gives 100% of box office proceeds back to the participating artists. Award categories included Audience Choice, Sold-Out Show, Top Grossing, Staff Choice, and special awards named for beloved festival staff members who passed away in 2022, Sali Squitieri and Jill Meirsch.

FRIGID New York also awarded several artists a space in one of their other festivals with the EstroGenius, Queerly, Little Shakes, and Days of the Dead Awards. 
Audience Choice Award – UNDER St. Marks
Death of a Salesman: A New Play

Audience Choice Award – The Kraine Theater
The Parenthesis

Hangover Show – The Kraine Theater
Swinging on the Seine

Hangover Show – UNDER St. Marks
How to Be an Ethical Slut

Sold-Out Show Award
Death of a Salesman: A New Play
How to Be an Ethical Slut
I Am My Own MILF

Top Grossing – The Kraine Theater
The GynoKid

Top Grossing – UNDER St. Marks
In the Beginning

Queerly Award 
An invitation to perform in the 2023 Queerly Festival
The Parenthesis

Little Shakes Award 
An invitation to perform in the 2023 Shakespeare Festival
I Am My Own MILF

Days of the Dead Award 
An invitation to perform in the 2023 Days of the Dead Festival

EstroGenius Award
An invitation to perform in the 2023 EstroGenius Festival
March 17 & 18 at 7pm in The Kraine Theater
The GynoKid

Sali Squitieri “Spirit of the Fringe” Award
Vitan Pravtchev and Maria Angelova from TEST

Jill Meirsch Award
In the Beginning

Staff Choice Award
As You Will

Best Classical Text Adaption
I Am My Own MILF

Best Solo Comedy
The GynoKid

Best Solo Drama
Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl In Hitler’s Germany

Best Two Hander 
Death of a Salesman: A New Play
The Parenthesis

Best Ensemble
As You Will

Best Storytelling

Best Clown
In the Beginning

Best Wordplay
A Scar is Born

Best Show in a Boat
FRIGID New York’s mission is to provide both emerging and established artists the opportunity to create and produce original work of varied content, form, or style, and to amplify their diverse voices. We do this by presenting an array of monthly programming, mainstage productions, an artist residency, and eight annual theater festivals that create an environment of collaboration, resourcefulness, and innovation. Founded in 1998, the aim was and is to form a structure, allowing multiple artists to focus on creating and staging new work and providing affordable rental space to scores of independent artists. Now in our third decade we have produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. www.frigid.nyc

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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