SIXTEEN DAYS, OVER 100 shows and a spectacular Macnas performance to finish it off (see slideshow below): that was the ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 in Dublin.
In case you visited any of the shows, or enjoyed our coverage of the fest as its online media partners, you might be interested in the Fringe awards:
Spirit of the Fringe Commissioning Award (€5,000):
FOLLOW (WillFredd Theatre)
Other nominees: Eternal Rising of the Sun; You Can’t Just Leave – There’s Always Something; Criminal Queers; Seekers.
Fishamble New Writing Award:
The Flamboyant Bird by Damian Kearney
Other nominees: You Can’t Just Leave – There’s Always Something; Luca & the Sunshine; The Year of Magical Wanking; In My Bed.
Bewley’s Café Theatre ‘Little Gem’ Award:
Pocket Music (Donncha O’Dea & Camille Ross/Show in a Bag)
Other nominees: The Wheelchair On My Face: A look back at a myopic childhood; Luca & the Sunshine; The Yellow Wallpaper; Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About.
Best Production – €750
Bird with boy (junk ensemble)
Other nominees: FOLLOW; The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer; Man of Valour; Body Electric.
Best Design – €500
Man of Valour (The Corn Exchange – set and lighting by Aedín Cosgrove, music and sound by Denis Clohessy, video design by Jack Phelan)
Other nominees: Autobiographer; Jumping Off the Earth; Bird with boy; FOLLOW.
Best Male Performer – €500
Tim Watts (The Adventrues of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer)
Other nominees: Paul Reid (Man of Valour); Shane O’Reilly (FOLLOW); Neil Watkins (The Year of Magical Wanking)
Best Female Perfomer – €500
Amy Conroy (Eternal Rising of the Sun)
Other nominees: Liv O’Donoghue (Bird with boy); Lauren Larkin (Twenty Ten); Stefanie Preissner (Our Father)
ABSOLUT Award for Best Off-Site Production – €1,500
No Man’s Land (Fergal McCarthy)
Other nominees: In My Bed; Body Electric; You Can’t Just Leave – There’s Always Something.
The Next Stage Wild Card Award
Tom Lane (Corokinesis: The 2nd Experimental Evensong & Music for Bird with boy).