Didn’t get to see all the talked about or sold-out shows this year? Don’t worry, as another frantic year of the Toronto Fringe Festival is about to wrap up there’s still plenty of time to catch the ‘must-see’ shows of the festival. Here are the shows that won awards and the shows chosen as Patron’s Picks; the best-selling shows at each venue.
Tosho Knife Arts Performance Innovation Award: Supported by Tosho Knife Arts, the Performance Innovation Award is an audience nominated award for the most cutting edge performance at the Toronto Fringe Festival. The Artist Prize is $500 and a premium knife donated by Tosho Knife Arts. Productions will be nominated through Twitter (hashtag #ToshoCuttingEdge) or through paper ballot at the Fringe Box Office. Along with the Artist Prize, Tosho Knife Arts and the Toronto Fringe are sponsoring an Audience Prize. Each nomination counts as a ballot in the draw for a VIP Pass to the Summerworks Theatre Festival and a beautiful knife from Tosho Knife Arts. Tosho will be onsite during the festival demonstrating their wares and on July 11th Tosho will offer knife sharpening sessions.
Here are the winners of the Tosho Knife Arts Performance Innovation Award
Congratulations to [ZED.TO] ByoLogic: Where You Become New, presented by The Mission Business, WINNERS of the Tosho Knife Arts Performance Innovation Award. Their prize includes $500 and a premium knife donated by Tosho Knife Arts!
Congratulations also to the first runner up Stamped: A Story about Daniel, who happens to have Autism, written by Sarah Magni and presented by Theatre of the Award and the second runner up Camp Schecky: A Play on a Bus, written by Nicki Gallo and presented by Sassy Roo Productions.
Patron’s Pick: The Patron’s Pick is decided after every company’s 4th show. Selection is based on a combination of cash ticket sales after the first four shows coupled with media reception and overall ‘buzz’ of the production. 100% of the tickets available for Patrons’ Pick performances can be sold in advance.
Here are the shows that were chosen for Patron’s Pick
Rare: Sunday, July 15th at 9:15pm – Tarragon Mainspace
Mahmoud: Sunday, July 15th at 9:15pm – Tarragon Extraspace
Tinfoil Dinosaur: Sunday, July 15th at 7:30pm – Solo Room
One In A Million (a micromusical): Sunday, July 15th at 9:15pm – Randolph Theatre
A Funeral for Clowns: Sunday, July 15th at 9:45pm – Annex Theatre
Help Yourself: Sunday, July 15th at 9:30pm – George Ignatieff Theatre
The Other Three Sisters: Sunday, July 15th at 6:45pm – St. Vlad’s Theatre
Medicine: Sunday, July 15th at 9:15pm – Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
21 Days: Sunday, July 15th at 6:45pm – Robert Gill Theatre
pomme is french for apple: Sunday, July 15th at 6:45pm – Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace
With Love and A Major Organ: Sunday, July 15th at 7:30pm – Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace
The Dinner: Sunday, July 15th at 9:15pm – Factory Theatre Mainspace
Tickets are on sale now.