See you in 2013

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
Sean Green

Life of the Courtyard Award
Jeff Leard

Outstanding Drama
Fear Factor : Canine Edition
John Grady

Outstanding Comedy
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
Emanate Productions

Outstanding Concept
Hip-Hop Shakespeare Live Music Videos!
411 dramaturgy co.

Outstanding Ensemble Performance
White Noise
Twisted by Design

Outstanding Duo Performance
Wolves > Boys
May Can Theatre

Outstanding Solo Performance
Mark Shyzer

Outstanding Design
Love Bug Louie in a Blessing From the Cursed
Sasa Theatre

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….

2 responses to “See you in 2013

  1. I love how those statistics coincide with how I’ve gone to 20 shows this year and none of the shows last year. I kept riffing on a lot of the shows between the pauses, which would usually add to the performances. Only on occasion would I accidently interrupt a couple of acts, but without much, if any, loss of time or performance quality. Everyone was a great sport and was a very focused cast and crew on the performances, especially “Love Bug Louie”. Most people would enjoy both the acts and my riffing most of the time. Perhaps I should do the record of 52 shows next year, assuming I’ll have the time, money and energy to do so. Everything will probably sell-out in 2013 if I do just that. LOL ;-)

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