2017 Show Awards


2017 PATRON’S CHOICE AWARDS*

BRIGHT STAR WORLD DANCE
Pretty Face Does a World of Good & Little Boy, Love Goat

Amanda Huotari (Buckfield, ME) & Stage Rage Productions (Portland, ME)
a PortFringe Double Feature

FRINGE CENTRAL (tie)
Deep as Hell
Jason LeSaldo & Khalil LeSaldo (South Portland, ME)
The Eulogy
Michael Burgos (Falls Church, VA)

GENO’S ROCK CLUB
How Dare You Sir? A Gentlemen’s Panel of Rock: The F**k The Man Tour
Mad Horse Theatre Company (South Portland, ME)

EMPIRE
There Ain’t No More: Death of a Folksinger
Willi Carlisle Productions (Fayetteville, AR)

MECHANICS HALL
The Yellow Wallpaper
& from the rib vault in the room that has become mary

Bare Portland (Portland, ME) & New Fruit Collective (Portland, ME)
a PortFringe Double Feature

PORTLAND STAGE STUDIO THEATER
The Antigone in Warsaw
Purple Crayon (Portland, ME)

 

2017 PEER CHOICE AWARDS*

  1. The Eulogy – Michael Burgos (Falls Church, VA)
  2. POONSTRUCK – Kelly Nesbitt (Portland, OR)
  3. Pretty Face Does a World of Good & Little Boy Love Goat (Double Feature)
    Amanda Huotari (Buckfield, ME) & Stage Rage Productions (Portland, ME)
  4. There Ain’t No More: Death of a Folksinger – Willi Carlisle Productions (Fayetteville, AR)
  5. The Yellow Wallpaper & from the rib vault in the room that has become mary (Double Feature)
    Bare Portland (Portland, ME) & New Fruit Collective (Portland, ME)

2017 VOLUNTEER CHOICE AWARDS*

  1. The Antigone in Warsaw – Purple Crayon (Portland, ME)
  2. Deep As Hell – Jason LeSaldo & Khalil LeSaldo (South Portland, ME)
  3. The Eulogy – Michael Burgos (Falls Church, VA)
  4. Pretty Face Does a World of Good & Little Boy Love Goat (Double Feature)
    Amanda Huotari (Buckfield, ME) & Stage Rage Productions (Portland, ME)
  5. The Yellow Wallpaper & from the rib vault in the room that has become mary (Double Feature)
    Bare Portland (Portland, ME) & New Fruit Collective (Portland, ME)


2017 CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS

The following awards were given by the PortFringe audience review team, made up of 10 independent community journalists engaged to see and review the 2017 festival performances.

REAL DIVERSITY AWARD
You Are Not Alone – Meredythe Dehne Lindsey (Portland, ME)
STORYTELLING MASTER CLASS
The Gospel of Sherilyn Fenn – Brad Lawrence (New York, NY)
LEAST UNCOMFORTABLE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Mark Toland – Mind Reader – Mark Toland (Chicago, IL)

FRINGE CRUSH (they’re so adorable!)
Dog Sees God – MTWTFSS Theatre Company (Portland, ME)
The Eulogy – Michael Burgos (Falls Church, VA)
The Glowing Boot – Paul Bedard (Brooklyn, NY)
Marimba Cabaret – Brian Calhoon (Boston, MA)
Please Stand By… – Finyette Productions (Portland, ME)
Terror on the High Seas – Les Kurkendaal (Los Angeles, CA)
MISS CONGENIALITY (spreading sunshine!)
Easter and Annie – Mod Twenty Productions (Portland, ME)
The Glowing Boot – Paul Bedard (Brooklyn, NY)
Jim & Melissa Present: Freaky Nasty Trash – Jim & Melissa (Chicago, IL)
Paranormal Pair – Box of Clowns (Portland, OR)
SPECTACULAR TECH-TACULAR (I can’t believe what I just saw/heard/experienced!)
Double Feature: The Yellow Wallpaper – Bare Portland (Portland, ME) &
from the rib vault in the room that has become mary – New Fruit (Portland, ME)
Kill That Man, Come Back Alone – Tandem Theatre Collective (Portland, ME)
The Man Who Sold the World – David Ortolano (Boulder, CO)
You Are Not Alone – Meredythe Dehne Lindsey (Portland, ME)
PORTFRINGE PULITZER (Excellence in Writing)
A LINE IN THE SAND – Adina Taubman (New York, NY)
The Antigone in Warsaw – Purple Crayon (Portland, ME)
Divination in 3 Parts – Deb Grant & Kellie Ryan (Portland, ME)
Easter and Annie – Mod Twenty Productions (Portland, ME)
Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups – Laura Packer (Kansas City, MO)
I Was A Sixth Grade Bigfoot – Cyndi Freeman (Brooklyn, NY)
Kara Sevda – Now What Theatre (Glasgow, Scotland and New York, NY)
Kill That Man, Come Back Alone – Tandem Theatre Collective (Portland, ME)
Little Boy, Love Goat – Stage Rage Productions (Portland, ME)
The Man Who Sold the World – David Ortolano (Boulder, CO)
Not Always Happy – Bess Welden & Kari Wagner-Peck (Portland, ME)
Sifters – Erica Murphy (Portland, ME)
There Ain’t No More: Death of a Folkinger – Willi Carlisle Productions (Fayetteville, AR)
PORTFRINGE MERYL STREEP AWARD (Excellence in Acting)
A LINE IN THE SAND – Adina Taubman (New York, NY)
Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! – Dandy Darkly (New York, NY)
Kill That Man, Come Back Alone – Tandem Theatre Collective (Portland, ME)
The Man Who Sold the World – David Ortolano (Boulder, CO)
POONSTRUCK – Kelly Nesbitt (Portland, OR)
Sifters – Erica Murphy (Portland, ME)
That Was Unexpected – River Queen Productions (Portland, ME)
There Ain’t No More: Death of a Folksinger – Willi Carlisle Productions (Fayetteville, AR)
You Are Not Alone – Meredythe Dehne Lindsey (Portland, ME)
#thisisfringe (celebrating the spirit of FRINGE) 
Date Night: A Kung Fu Improv and Musical Comedy Opera – Jetpack Superheros (Berkley, MA) & Self IMPROVment (South Portland, ME)
Deep As Hell – Jason LeSaldo & Khalil LeSaldo (South Portland, ME)
Divination in 3 Parts – Deb Grant & Kellie Ryan (Portland, ME)
Double Feature: The Yellow Wallpaper – Bare Portland (Portland, ME) &
from the rib vault in the room that has become mary – New Fruit (Portland, ME)
Double Feature: 20 x 20: An Improvised PechaKucha – Two Red Hens Productions (Saco, ME) & Ultimate
Supreme – Andrea Carr (Portland, ME)
The Eulogy – Michael Burgos (Falls Church, VA)
Flowcase – Spark Artist Collective (Portland, ME)
The Glowing Boot – Paul Bedard (Brooklyn, NY)
Jim & Melissa Present: Freaky Nasty Trash – Jim & Melissa (Chicago, IL)
Pretty Face Does a World of Good – Amanda Huotari (Buckfield, ME)
Radical Presence – Pop Killed Culture Productions (Portland, ME)
Tidal Surge – Giant Nerd Productions (Seattle, WA)
That Was Unexpected – River Queen Productions (Portland, ME)

 

 

*Patron’s Choice Awards based on highest attended productions per venue.
*Peer Choice Awards based on productions with highest number of fellow PortFringe Artists in the audience. 

*Volunteer Choice Awards based on productions with highest number of PortFringe Volunteers in the audience.