by Patrick Gauthier
June 25, 2012
The 2012 Ottawa Fringe Festival is over. Thanks to all the artists, audience members, volunteers, and staff who helped make the 2012 festival a success! Festival attendance in 2012 was 12,112, with close to $78,000 going to artists. We had 25 sell out performances this year, compared to 11 in 2011.
And as usual, the final night of the festival saw not only a great party (despite some intermittent rain) but also our closing night awards, handed out by Executive Producer Natalie Joy Quesnel. A committee of accomplished professionals and dedicated Fringe patrons from Ottawa’s arts community saw every show in the festival and chose the winners in the following categories.
Steve Sauvé Spirit of the Fringe
VOLUNTEER – Marina Taptitch
PERFORMER – Kathi Langston
FRIEND – Heather Marie Connors
Ron Ward Fringe Tech of the Year Award
Life of the Courtyard Award
Fear Factor : Canine Edition
I’m Not Crying in the Bathroom: I’m Crying in the Supply Closet
Lady Business / How To Be Cool Productions
Outstanding Original Work
Vernus Says Surprise
Hip-Hop Shakespeare Live Music Videos!
411 dramaturgy co.
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Twisted by Design
Outstanding Duo Performance
Wolves > Boys
May Can Theatre
Outstanding Solo Performance
Love Bug Louie in a Blessing From the Cursed
Fan Favourite Award
Space Mystery… From Outerspace!
Dead Unicorn Ink
Outstanding Overall Production
Little Orange Man
Snafu Dance Theatre
That’s it for this year. But if you haven’t already done so, why not extend your 2012 Ottawa Fringe experience just a bit longer by filling out our audience survey. There are great prizes to be won, including a trip to Stratford, as well as local food and theatre.
Only 364 days until Fringe….