When all the laughs, tears, awe, and standing ovations of Ottawa Fringe are over, the awards are handed out. At last night’s ceremony, an eight-person jury handed out six awards honouring the festival’s most outstanding performances, and three more non-juried awards were presented: Volunteer of the Year, Volunteer’s Choice Award, and Spirit of the Fringe.
Here’s the list of winners, which were announced on the closing night of Fringe:
Outstanding Overall Production
Generic Male: Just What You Need, Another Show About Men. Read our review here.
Outstanding Solo Performance
Meatball Séance. Read our review here.
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
@TheMayor. Read our review here.
Best New Work
Arthur Bampot and the Case of the Kept Man. Read our review here.
Emerging Artist Award
Velvet Wells, creator of (Re)Tired Magical Black Man. Read our review here.
Jury’s Choice Award
Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany. Read our review here.
Volunteer’s Choice Award
Generic Male: Just What You Need, Another Show About Men
Volunteer of the Year
Spirit of the Fringe
Michael Lifshitz (from Speech from the Throne) and Maya Harris-Harb (marketing assistant)