A woman holding an award from the Ottawa Fringe

Image Description: A woman, with red hair and a green dress, is smiling while holding the Outstanding Production Award from the 2019 Ottawa Fringe Festival.

Best of fest 2022

Sunday, June 26th

On closing night, the Festival’s best selling shows – one from each of the Fringe’s five lottery venues – will stage a round of encore performances.

Best of Fest performances serve as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Fringe. Ticket revenue from these performances are split 50/50 between the artist and the Festival.

Venue 1 – arts court theatre

Generic Male: Just What We Need, Another Show About Men | PUSH Physical Theatre

venue 2- odd box

God, That’s Funny | Comedy by Christina MuehlbergerTickets

venue 3 – labo

Arthur Bampot and the Case of the Kept Man | Dangerous Dames Theatre

venue 4 – studio 1201

Forbidden City! | Martin Dockery


venue 5 – club saw

Dirk Darrow: Future Past Magic | Racing Sloth Productions

2022 Ottawa Fringe Festival awardING

Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 26th at Arts Court Theatre. RSVP here.


Adjudicated by a jury of 8 Ottawa artists, volunteers and patrons, the following awards will be handed out to artists this year.

  • Outstanding Overall Production: Generic Male: Just What We Need, Another Show About Men
  • Outstanding Solo Performance: Meatball Seance
  • Outstanding Ensemble Performance: @TheMayor
  • Outstanding New Work: Arthur Bampot and the Case of the Kept Man
  • Emerging Artist Award: Velvet Wells, (Re)Tired Magical Black Man
  • Jury’s Choice Award: Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany
  • Volunteer of the Year: Anna Monsreal
  • Volunteer’s Choice Award: Generic Male: Just What We Need Another Show About Men
  • Spirit of the Fringe: Michael Lifshitz (Speech from the Throne) & Maya Harris-Harb (Marketing Assistant)