2019 PATRON’S CHOICE AWARDS*

SOLO FEST 2019
SEXOLOGY: THE MUSICALMel Moseley (Portland, OR)
WHEN SPEAKING TO AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL
Maya Williams (Portland, ME)

INSTALLATION FEST 2019
[this is not an escape room]
Chimera Theatre Collective (Portland, ME)

APOHADION (tie)
COMBO PACK – NOW WITH INCLUDED FREE MAP!!  – AardVArk BoAT Tours (Portland, ME)
and
SEANCE ON A TUESDAY AFTERNOON – Gitgo Productions (Portland, ME)
MAY WE / (MAIS OUI) – Wide Eye Studios (Portland, ME)
a PortFringe Double Feature Event

EMPIRE
RAISIN’ CAIN IN THE HAMMER LANE  – 18 Wheels of Drama (Portland, ME)

MECHANICS HALL – BALLROOM
DEEP AS HELL: THE SKUNK CYCLE  – 2 Sheets Theater Company (Portland, ME)

MECHANICS HALL – LYCEUM CLASSROOM
WAR: A LOVE STORYStage Rage Productions (Portland, ME)

PORTLAND STAGE STUDIO THEATER
LIGHTING MARTHA, BY CAROLYN GAGEProduced by Denise Poirier, Directed by Juli Brooks

2019 PEER CHOICE AWARDS*

EFFING ROBOTS: HOW I TAUGHT THE A.I. TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE HUMANS
Giant Nerd Productions (Seattle, WA)

WAR: A LOVE STORY
Stage Rage Productions (Portland, ME)

YES&CO.
(Portland, ME)

 2019 VOLUNTEER CHOICE AWARD*

COMBO PACK – NOW WITH INCLUDED FREE MAP!! 
AardVArk BoAT Tours (Portland, ME)

2019 PORTFRINGE COMMITTEE
“ESPIRIT DE CORPS” AWARD

EFFING ROBOTS: HOW I TAUGHT THE A.I. TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE HUMANS
Giant Nerd Productions (Seattle, WA)

 

2019 CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS
The following awards were given by the PortFringe audience review team, made up of 20 independent community journalists engaged to see and review the 2019 festival performances.

BEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Apocalypse Songs: A Solo Singer-Songwriter Storytelling Adventure Show – Aaron J. Shay (Seattle, WA)
CARRY US AWAY WITH YOUR WORDS
Invisibility: A Journey of Pasta, Prayer, Protest and Peru – Richard Cardillo (New York, NY)
INSPIRATIONAL SUPER HUMAN
Iron In Your Future – Mindy Pfeffer (New York, NY)

BEST COSTUME CHANGES *and* SHAMELESS FUN
Jetpack Superheroes Perform A Musical Comedy Show (East Taunton, MA)
THE EDUCATOR
Keepin’ It Real With Wilson – The Alan, Alan, Alan – No, That’s Not Alan – Steve Productions (Durham, ME)
VOICE FOR THE MARGINALIZED
Rearranging The Furniture – Heather May (Geneva, NY)

#HSBARS (Hot Shit Bad Ass Rock Star) AWARD
Sexology The Musical – Mel Moseley (Portland, OR)

#thisisfringe
The Boardroom – Capraconomist Prouctions (Portland, ME)
For Why – Quapico (Portland, ME)
May We / (Mais Oui) – Wide Eye Studios (Portland, ME)
Millennial Turns 30 – Laura Loy (Portland, OR)
Procession – Muscleflea (Chicago, IL)
Raisin’ Cain In The Hammer Lane – 18 Wheels of Drama (Portland, ME)
Seance on a Tuesday Afternoon – Gitgo Productions (Portland, ME)
White Girl Wasted – Narcissa Gold (Portland, ME)

PORTFRINGE PULITZER (achievement in writing)
BREAD – Full Sun Theatre (Mount Vernon, IA)
Deep As Hell: The Skunk Cycle – 2 Sheets Theater Company (Portland, ME)
War: A Love Story – Stage Rage Productions (Portland, ME)

PORTFRINGE OSCAR (achievement in acting)
Cooking With Kathryn – Kate Owens (New York, NY)
Deep As Hell: The Skunk Cycle – 2 Sheets Theater Company (Portland, ME)
Yay America! – Penelope The Clown (New York, NY)

SPECTACULAR TECH-TACULAR (achievement in tech)
Lighting Martha, by Carolyn Gage – Produced by Denise Poirier, Directed by Juli Brooks
Raisin’ Cain in the Hammer Lane – 18 Wheels of Drama (Portland, ME)

DIY GREATNESS
Combo Pack – Now With Included FREE MAP!! – AardVArk BoAT Tours (Portland, ME)

Millennial Turns 30 – Laura Loy (Portland, OR)
Raisin’ Cain in the Hammer Lane – 18 Wheels of Drama (Portland, ME)
[this is not an escape room] – Chimera Theatre Collective (Portland, ME)

SERIOUS LOLS! (so funny!)
Calm the $&@# Down!: An Improv Experience – Handlebar Soulpatch (Portsmouth, NH)
Combo Pack – Now With Included FREE MAP!! – AardVArk BoAT Tours (Portland, ME)
A Gluten Farewell Tour – Kate Ghiloni (Portland, ME)
Io Ballo – Elyse B. Brown (Boston, MA)
Keepin’ It Real With Wilson – The Alan, Alan, Alan – No, That’s Not Alan – Steve Productions (Durham, ME)
Raisin’ Cain in the Hammer Lane – 18 Wheels of Drama (Portland, ME)

MAGNA CUM LAUDE (so smart!)
Deep As Hell: The Skunk Cycle – 2 Sheets Theater Company (Portland, ME)
Effing Robots: How I Taught the A.I. to Stop Worrying and Love Humans – Giant Nerd Prouctions (Seattle, WA)
Radical Softness – Yuhas & Dancers (Columbia, SC)
Rearranging The Furniture – Heather May (Geneva, NY)
[this is not an escape room] – Chimera Theatre Collective (Portland, ME)
Yay America! – Penelope The Clown (New York, NY)

WAIT. WHAT-WHAT-WHAT DID I JUST SEE?? (you have to see for yourself!)
Prince of Mystery – Skip Daniels (New Bedford, MA)
Procession – Muscleflea (Chicago, IL)
Push the Boat Out – Tandem Theatre Collective (Portland, ME)
Radical Softness – Yuhas & Dancers (Columbia, SC)
Raisin’ Cain in the Hammer Lane – 18 Wheels of Drama (Portland, ME)
White Girl Wasted – Narcissa Gold (Portland, ME)
Yay America! – Penelope The Clown (New York, NY)

SWIPE RIGHT (these artists/this show was hot!)
BREAD – Full Sun Theatre (Mount Vernon, IA)
Denial Is A Wonderful Thing – EXIT Theatre (San Francisco, CA)
Sexology: The Musical – Mel Moseley (Portland, OR)
White Girl Wasted – Narcissa Gold (Portland, ME)

FRINGE CRUSH (these artists/this show was adorable!)
Combo Pack – Now With Included FREE MAP!! – AardVArk BoAT Tours (Portland, ME)
Cooking With Kathryn – Kate Owens (New York, NY)
Effing Robots: How I Taught the A.I. to Stop Worrying and Love Humans – Giant Nerd Productions (Seattle, WA)
g e e l – Rene Goddess Johnson (Portland, ME)
Millennial Turns 30 – Laura Loy (Portland, OR)
Radical Softness – Yuhas & Dancers (Columbia, SC)
War Paint – Bored At Midnight Productions (Orlando, FL)
Yay America! – Penelope The Clown (New York, NY)

 

 

*Patron’s Choice Awards based on audience attendance
*Peer Choice Awards based on attendance of fellow PortFringe Artists 

*Volunteer Choice Awards based on attendance of PortFringe Artists