This year’s Dublin Fringe award winners

The 2013 Dublin Fringe Festival closed yesterday, with the announcement of this year’s award winners. And the winners are . . .


Best Production – €750
Presented by the Dublin Fringe Festival to the show or event that displays excellence in every area of production.
Winner: Lippy (Dead Centre)
Other Nominees: Thirteen, Dolls, Sanctuary

Best Design – €500
This award is for outstanding lighting, set, sound, costume and/or graphic design.
Winner: Lippy (Overall design)
Other Nominees: Briefs (costume design); Thirteen (site-specific design); Chaosmos (mask and costume design); Landscape II (sound and video)

Spirit of the Fringe Commissioning Award – €5,000
This award combines a commission to present work in Project Arts Centre in next year’s Dublin Fringe, along with €5,000 to get the show up and running.
Winner: Way Back Home (Louise White)
Other Nominees: Boys and Girls, Sanctuary, Rites of Passage, Deep

Bewleys Café Theatre Little Gem Award – €2,000
This award is for the most exciting show under an hour in length at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival. The prize is a two-week run at Bewley’s Café Theatre in the following year with €2,000 for remount production costs.
Winner: Swing (Janet Moran and Steve Blount)
Other Nominees: Small Plastic Wars, Postscript, Beowulf: The Blockbuster, Lambo

Best Male Performer – €500
Winner: Ray Scannel (Deep)
Other Nominees: Thomas Reilly (Thirteen), Steve Blount (Swing), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (Rites of Passage), Rex Ryan (The Birthday Man), Taylor Mac (A 20th-Century Concert: Abridged)

Best Female Performer – €500
Winner: Genevieve Hulme-Beaman (Pondling)
Other nominees: Caitriona Ennis (Thirteen), Janet Moran (Swing), Nic Green (Fatherland), Rosanna Purcell (War of Attrition)

Fishamble New Writing Award
Presented to the best play by a new or emerging Irish (or Irish-based) playwright premiered during Dublin Fringe Festival. This award includes a scholarship place on one of Fishamble’s playwriting courses, dramaturgical support and a stipend towards the playwright’s next play.
Winner: Boys and Girls (Dylan Coburn Gray)
Other Nominees: Lippy, Pondling, Postscript

The Next Stage Wild Card
An award for one artist to take up a place on The Next Stage, an artist development programme run by Theatre Forum in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.
Winner: Aisling Murray (Fair Balls T’Yis)

First Fortnight Award
This award is given to a show that challenges stigma prejudice about mental-health issues. The winner is given a run at the First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival in January 2014.
Winner: Dolls (Sorcha Kenny)
Other Nominees: Small Plastic Wars, David O’Doherty Will Try to Fix Everything, Confusion Boats, Record (Remix)

The judges for this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival were: Lian Bell, Linda Geraghty, Craig Flaherty, Raelene Casey, Andrew Griffin, Max Laroussi, Dave Smith, Dara Mac Domhnaill, Julie Blakeney, Róisín McGann, Joanna Derkaczew, David Keegan, Kerry O’Sullivan and Una Mullally.

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