2018 PortFringe Awards

 


2018 PATRON’S CHOICE AWARDS*

BRIGHT STAR WORLD DANCE
#BODYTALK

Kylie Groat (South Portland, ME)

FRINGE CENTRAL 
#girltalk and The Surreal Vetting of Martin Mann
A Company of Girls (Portland, ME) & Finyette Productions (Portland, ME)
a PortFringe Double Feature

MECHANICS HALL – BALLROOM
Travelogue
Eric Darrow Worthley with Vivid Motion (Portland, ME)

MECHANICS HALL – LYCEUM CLASSROOM
Walking While Black in Moscow
Les Kurkendaal (Los Angeles, CA)

PORTLAND STAGE STUDIO THEATER
Sisters, Strangers, Lovers & Friends: Four Plays by Jody McColman
Alliterative Triptych (Portland, ME)

SPACE GALLERY
Seven Deadly Sketches
Chronic Condition (Saco, ME)

2018 PEER CHOICE AWARD*

Walking While Black in Moscow
Les Kurkendaal (Los Angeles, CA)

 2018 VOLUNTEER CHOICE AWARD*

The Cursed
Acorn Productions (Portland, ME)

Sisters, Strangers, Lovers & Friends: Four Plays by Jody McColman
Alliterative Triptych (Portland, ME)

2018 PORTFRINGE COMMITEE
“ESPIRIT DE CORPS” AWARD

Experiments in Connection: You & I
Yuhas & Dancers (Columbia, SC)

Mythcommunication
Chimera Theatre Collective (Portland, ME)

The Sibyl of Mars
Giant Nerd Productions (Seattle, WA)

The Surreal Vetting of Martin Mann
Finyette Productions (Portland, ME)

Walking While Black in Moscow
Les Kurkendaal (Los Angeles, CA)

2018 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 2018 festival performances.

STRONGEST BADASS WOMEN
Experiments in Connection: You & I – Yuhas & Dancers (Columbia, SC)
MOST PRACTICAL ADVICE IN A FRINGE SHOW
Mi Casa Su Casa, or how to get 175 roommates – Attic Studios (Los Angeles, CA)
THE MENTOS AWARD (FOR MAKING A FOUR-HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD PLAY FRESH)
Breakneck Julius Caesar – Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre (Buffalo Grove, IL)
MOST LIKELY TO GIVE YOU AN ASTHMA ATTACK FROM LAUGHING
The Surreal Vetting of Martin Mann – Finyette Productions (Portland, ME)

#thisisfringe
Act 2 of “Jesus Christ Superstar” on a Miniature Stage – Tophat Productions (Portland, ME)
Double Feature: Birthwright Industries’ Annual Shareholders Meeting and HOT LUNCH! – Capraconomist Productions and Bare Portland  (Portland, ME)
Household Items – Household Items Music (Boston, MA)

PORTFRINGE PULITZER (achievement in writing)
BEAR Necessities – Footlights Theatre (Falmouth, ME)
#BODYTALK – Kylie Groat (South Portland, ME)
The Surreal Vetting of Martin Mann – Finyette Productions (Portland, ME)
Szyjek fun Bendzin – Russell Kaback (Portland, ME)
Travelogue – Eric Darrow Worthley with Vivid Motion (Portland, ME)
SPECTACULAR TECH-TACULAR (achievement in tech)
Act 2 of “Jesus Christ Superstar” on a Miniature Stage – Tophat Productions (Portland, ME)
honorable mention:
2201: A Porn Odyssey – Wish Experience (Astoria, NY)
PUPPETRY, CARDBOARD PROPS OR DIY GREATNESS
The Cardboard Countess – urban spine (Vancouver, British Columbia)
honorable mention:
Act 2 of “Jesus Christ Superstar” on a Miniature Stage – Tophat Productions (Portland, ME)
Pretty Face: An American Dream – Amanda Huotari (Buckfield, ME)
MERYL STREEP AWARD (achievement in acting)
Sisters, Strangers, Lovers & Friends: Four Plays by Jody McColman – Alliterative Triptych (Portland, ME)
honorable mention:
The Cursed – Acorn Productions (Portland, ME)
Experiments in Connection: You & I – Yuhas & Dancers (Columbia, SC)
The Idaho Jackson Action Playset – Nefarious Laboratory (Brooklyn, NY)
Man on a Treadmill – Kevin O’Leary (Portland, ME)
LILY TOMLIN AWARD (serious LOLS)
Household Items – Household Items Music (Boston, MA)
honorable mention:
Are You Living Your Truth? – Kate Ghiloni (Portland, ME)
Seven Deadly Sketches – Chronic Condition (Saco, ME)
Turkey Club IV: This Time With Mayo – Turkey Club (Portland, ME)
A Very MTWTFSSSpooky Halloween Show – MTWTFSS Theatre Company (Portland, ME)
MAGNA CUM LAUDE (so smart!)
Mythcommunication – Chimera Theatre Collective (Portland, ME)
honorable mention:
Birthwright Industries’ Annual Shareholders Meeting – Capraconomist Productions (Portland, ME)
Breakneck Julius Caesar – Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre (Buffalo Grove, IL)
The Sibyl of Mars – Giant Nerd Productions (Seattle, WA)
SWIPE RIGHT (this was hot!)
Babes in Apocalypse-Land -Angry Women Arts Collective (Portland, ME)
honorable mention:
The Idaho Jackson Action Playset – Nefarious Laboratory (Brooklyn, NY)
Seven Deadly Sketches – Chronic Condition (Saco, ME)
FRINGE CRUSH (this was adorable!)
The Surreal Vetting of Martin Mann – Finyette Productions (Portland, ME)
honorable mention:
A Very MTWTFSSSpooky Halloween Show – MTWTFSS Theatre Company (Portland, ME)
Walking While Black in Moscow – Les Kurkendaal (Los Angeles, CA)

*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.