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.
Here are the winners of the 2014 Frankie Awards
BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN – Touring Award
Sense Gentle – Real Eyes Theatre
JEFFREY MACKIE – Best Text
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
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.
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!