Last night, I jetted from work early and head over to the Frankie Awards at Cabaret Mile End. The place was jam packed, packed to the tits I  can say because that’s how the might started off! Holly Gauthier Frankel came put and did a Fringe burlesque number fro Vance Gillis and Shane Adamczak. How Fringe you ask? Bee costume and all. Not only did she have a stinger on her bum and tassels to match. Holly you are truly incredible and awe inspiring.

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Here are the winners of the 2014 Frankie Awards


Sense Gentle – Real Eyes Theatre


High Tea – Life & Depth

FREESTANDING Award for Making Big Things Happen in Small Spaces:

Orpheline – Cimonac Productions

BOUGE D’ICI – Outstanding Choreography Award

Heather Lynn Macdonald for Running for Home (featured in Garden of Knives by Travail Rouge)

FRED BARRY AWARD – Best Production Award

Blood Wild – Rabbit in a Hat Productions

SEGAL CENTRE – Most Promising English Company:

Johnny Legdick, A Rock Opera – Playwright Hero

CENTAUR THEATRE – Best English Production

Aiden Flynn Lost His Brother So He Makes Another – Theatre Howl

JUST FOR LAUGHS – Best English Comedy

It was a tie folks!

The Quitter – Al Lafrance

My Big Fat German Puppet Show – Invisible Inc.

GREENLAND – Music Award

Le trouble

Honorable mentions to Corrina Rose , O Savannah, Summerset, & Hua Li, And Syngja

SOLOS FESTIVAL- Best Solo Production

Paleoncology – Moon Dinosaur Theatre

Honorable mentions to Shadow Waltz – Wolfinger Productions and Dysmorphia Diet – Ball of Clay

CEAD – Texte le Plus Prometteur

Le Monstre – Olivier Arteau-Gauthier

RUBIKS – Visual Identity

Kitt & Jane: an interactive guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future – SNAFU Dance Theatre

MAINLINE – Creativity Award

Insane Dance Double Feature: No Fun / Breaking Boundaries – Still Milking the New Sacred Cow

LES VÉTÉRANS-FRANCOS – Meuilleur Production Francophone:

Le Monstre – Théâtre Kata

Spirit of the Fringe Award

T. Anthony Marotta of Hue Man: He Volution

Thank you Vadim for the pics from the Frankie Awards.  You can check out all the pictures from the Fringe right here.

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Sophie Croteau, Al Lafrance, Victoria Laberge and Sarah Deshaies


I was happy two of the shows I saw won awards. Sense Gentle and Johnny Legdick. Two completely different shows that moved me in different ways. They deserved their awards!

Although there are so many shows I didn’t get to catch, this was my first real Fringe experience. I will have  a recap of my Fringe in the next couple of days but to sum it up: It was 3 weeks of long nights, moving plays, 11 second dance parties, meeting new people, venue hopping, soul discovering, conquering hangovers and above all a lot of fun. I had the time of my life and next year, the mob will be back in full force and with new meaning. You are the most intense festival I have covered and I can’t wait to come back next year for more!


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President and Co-Founder of The Mob's Press, Jo loves to laugh, click her mouse and is addicted to social media. Through blogging she has found a passion for all things online and was able to turn that into her 1st business called JJ's Press. From that success launched The Mob's Press. You always know when she's at a comedy show because you'll hear her laughing out loud.

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