Closing night awards

by Gregg Clark

June 30, 2013

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Seems impossible that, grooving to The PepTides, this Ottawa Fringe kicked off a distant 11 nights ago. And with closing night upon us, I couldn’t help but wish for 11 more. Having not had the opportunity to catch a handful of shows on my initial wishlist (and several more added), I’ll live with more regret than thought possible after last night’s final karaoke Saturday in the Fringe Courtyard.

In 2013, Ottawa’s largest theatre festival set new records: an opening weekend that drew nearly 5,000 in attendance to see more sold-out shows than ever before and, just yesterday, 2,100 in attendance made for the highest single-day draw in Festival history.

Tonight we look back on a landmark year with Metro Best of Fest performances by the Festival’s top-selling shows. Afterwards, join artists, volunteers and patrons in the Fringe Courtyard to celebrate with a shandy, a taco and an awards ceremony to boot including recognition for:

  • Best overall
  • Outstanding ensemble
  • Outstanding concept
  • Outstanding original work
  • Outstanding design element
  • Outstanding duo
  • Outstanding soloperformance
  • Outstanding drama
  • Outstanding comedy

This is the internet and we can do what we want… so let’s play the jury for a minute by sharing picks in the comments section below.

4 Comments

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    Miriam Cummings

    Noah Spitzer (My Second Smile) for Outstanding Solo Performance!!

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    Tariq

    Hopegrown Productions (Around Miss Julie) for:

    Outstanding ensemble,
    Outstanding original work,
    Outstanding design element (Felix/Sukdeep – the bird)

    Best of luck everyone and CONGRATS!

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    Thomas Swayne

    Best Overall – My Second Smile
    Outstanding Solo Performance – Red Bastard
    Outstanding Design – Sappho
    Outstanding Duo – Matchstick

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    Balen

    Antarctica, in the middle of some wdoosy area surrounded by nothing but bush, trees and wildlife; on a ship thousands of miles away from any shore. Have it on a military base. Better still; teleconference/skype the whole thingLooks like Steve and Vic got their wish

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