See you in 2012!

The 2011 Ottawa Fringe Festival is over.

Thank you to all the artists, volunteers, and audiences who came out to make the 2011 Ottawa Fringe the most successful Fringe ever.  We had record attendance in 2011 with over 12,600 tickets sold, and returned over $84,000 to participating artists – also an Ottawa Fringe record.  And all of this increase came with 7 fewer performing companies – and 43 fewer individual performances – than 2010, which was also a record year for Fringe.

We closed the festival out in style last night, and from all accounts the party went on well after I left the Courtyard (which was late).  Fringe photographer Andrew Alexander has put together a photo album of the party for anyone who couldn’t make it.

The end of Fringe also means the handing out of the annual Closing Night Awards.  Congratulations to all our award recipients:

Steve Sauvé Spirit of the Fringe Award
Volunteer – Devan Marr
Performer – AL Connors
Friends of the Fringe – Charlie Brady and Bridget Grounds

AssistNAT Award
Rachel Worton

Ron Ward Fringe Tech of the Year Award
Vincent Pilon

Judge’s Honourable Mention
Broken Turtle Productions – Roller Derby Saved My Sould

Outstanding Drama
Looking Glass Productions – Padre X

Outstanding Comedy
Jimmy Hogg – Curriculum Vitae

Outstanding Original Work
Emergence Productions – Falling Open

Outstanding Concept
Mi Casa Theatre – Live From the Belly of a Whale

Outstanding Design
Dead Unicorn Ink – Playing Dead

Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Crush Improv – Spotlight On…

Outstanding Duo Performance
Peter ‘N Chris – Peter ‘N Chris Save the World

Outstanding Solo Performance
A Vagrant Theatre – Dying Hard

Outstanding Overall Production
Mi Casa Theatre – Live From the Belly of a Whale

Fan Favourite Award
edSpective Productions – Question Period The Musical!

(For photos from the award ceremony, you can head on over here)

See you next year!

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