Fringe Awards Night

Celebrating the Best of the Fest!

Sunday, September 15, at 9:00pm at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street)

Description: The Artists behind the 2018 Public Market Pick of the Fringe-winning shows Unscriptured, SELF-ish, 5-step Guide to Being German 2.0, The Lady Show, and Poly Queer Love Ballad smile for the camera. They hold up their certificates and their chickens up. Caption: 2018's Public Market Pick of the Fringe winners! Photo by Shawn Major.

2018’s Public Market Pick of the Fringe winners! Photo by Shawn Major.

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 2019 Public Market Pick of the Fringe Awards

The hottest selling shows return September 18-22 for holdovers at Performance Works!

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

Winners: Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life, Guards at the Taj, Larry, Old-ish, My Name is SUMIKO, and Pretty Beast

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: Mx

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: Josephine

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: Midtwenties Theatre Society (Two Modern Noh Plays by Yukio Mishima)

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: Dandelion

The Fringe New Play Prize

Won by Lili Robinson in 2019 for her show Mx, Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Prize. PTC supplies dramaturgy and more for the winning scripts while the Fringe offers a guaranteed Mainstage spot in the 2020 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.

Winner: Larry
Runner-Up: Rape is Real and Everywhere
Honourable Mentions: Didn’t Hurt, Where the Quiet Queers Are, and How to Confront a Rhinoceros

Volunteer Choice Award

Fringe volunteers will vote to determine their favourite show!

Winner: Josephine

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: Emma Cooper from Rape is Real and Everywhere

TD Fringe Forward Award

In partnership with Neworld Theatre and generously sponsored by TD Bank Group, this award recognizes a production that centres the work of artists from historically marginalized communities and approaches the work from a place of authenticity. Selected by jury, this award includes a performance opportunity, rehearsal space, mentorship, and cash for future development. Special thanks to Neworld’s Interim Interim Artistic Director Christine Quintana and to the members of the Advisory Committee (Omari Newton, Landon Krentz, Tai Amy Grauman, Adam Grant Warren, Dominique Wakeland, and Davey Calderon) for their contribution to the creation of this award.

Winner: tadpole.: the last episode
Runners-Up: Monica vs. The Internet: Tales of a Social Justice Warrior and Where the Quiet Queers Are

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