July 2019


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Fringe Awards Night

Celebrating the Best of the Fest!

Sunday, September 16, at 9:30pm at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street)

We’re once again happy to support the Performing Arts Lodges! Your cash donation to PAL Vancouver got you into the Fringe Awards Night.

The 2018 Public Market Pick of the Fringe Awards

The hottest selling shows return September 19-23 for holdovers at Performance Works!

Click here for more info on the Public Market Pick of the Fringe shows.

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Cultchivating the Fringe Award

From the Fringe to The Cultch, the “Cultchivating the Fringe Award” is given to a show that demonstrates unique potential and rewards it with a run at The Cultch.

Winner: Big Sister

The Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Award

The Georgia Straight’s theatre critics will nominate five outstanding shows, and award one with this coveted prize! 

Winner: Poly Queer Love Ballad

Joanna Maratta Award

In honour of the Vancouver Fringe Festival’s founder, this award goes to an artist who best exhibits the original founding spirit of the Fringe.

Winner: Hysteria

BC Touring Council Award

The winner of this award receives the chance to showcase their work at Pacific Contact, BC Touring Council’s annual trade show and booking conference for the performing arts.

Winner: Awkward Hug

Mollie Bradley Award

Selected by jury, this cash award is given to either the winner of the Joanna Maratta Award or the BC Touring Council Award and provides financial help for travel, marketing, and other professional development. This award is given in honour of Fringe Board member Jim Sibley’s
mother-in-law, Mollie.

Winner: Hysteria

The Fringe New Play Prize

Won by Sara Vickruck and Anaïs West in 2018 for their show Poly Queer Love Ballad, Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC) is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Prize. PTC
supplies dramaturgy and more for the winning script while the Fringe offers a guaranteed Mainstage spot in the 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Visit playwrightstheatre.com/programs/fringe-new-play-prize to submit your project!

Artistic Risk Award

Selected by jury and financially supported by the Fringe’s Board of Directors, this award is given to an artist or group of artists for risk-taking in Fringe theatre.

Winners (Tied!): Red Bastard and Hip.Bang! Presents Surveil

Volunteer Choice Award

Fringe volunteers will vote to determine their favourite show!

Winner: Poly Queer Love Ballad

Spirit of the Fringe Award

This award goes to the artist, or artists, that the Fringe staff feel most exemplify the Fringe values of collaboration, community, and camaraderie, with other artists, staff, volunteers, and patrons. The winner will be awarded something spirited… or a sofa.

Winner: Charlie Petch from Mel Malarkey Gets The Bum’s Rush

The TD Award
(In Development)

In partnership with Neworld Theatre and generously sponsored by TD Bank Group, the Fringe is developing a new Award to honour voices from communities that have been historically
marginalized. The Award will feature a presentation opportunity, production resources, audience development, and mentorship from senior artists. Criteria will be announced soon. The Award will be launched as part of the 2019 Fringe Festival.

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