And The Winners Are....
Dublin Fringe Festival 2019, the festival’s 25th outing, successfully took over Dublin for 16 days and nights, transforming the city and showcasing some of the best talent from Ireland and abroad!
After lengthy and difficult deliberation, our amazing panel of judges made some tough decisions, and crowned the winners of this year’s awards:
The standout ensemble – the heartbeat of a show.
by Luke Murphy and Attic Projects
Co-presented by London Irish Centre and Dublin Fringe Festival with the support of Ballymore and Culture Ireland, this award offers an opportunity for exciting Irish artists to present their work in London at the new home of the English National Ballet in 2020.
How to Square a Circle
by Aisling Ní Cheallaigh and Ronan Brady
Outburst Queer fringe
Outburst Queer Arts Festival is Belfast's annual explosion of ﬁerce new queer performance, ﬁlm, theatre, art activism and creative ideas from all over the world. The winner of this award will be invited to bring their work to Belfast as part of the programme this November.
by Áine O’Hara and Vickey Curtis
Bewley’s Cafe Theatre Little Gem
The most exciting show that’s under 60 minutes with a handsome prize: a two-week run at Bewley’s Café Theatre and €2,000 for the remount.
by Louis Deslis
Fishamble New Writing Award
Awarded to an emerging Irish (or Ireland based) writer for a new play. The award includes dramaturgical support by Fishamble: The New Play Company.
by Margaret Perry
Spirit of Wit: Moira Brady Averill award
A unique award for an artist willing to take risks and whose work deﬁes categorisation with bold and unconventional material. In memory of Moira Brady Averill, who had the power to transform space and thought through alchemical wit. The award comes with a monetary prize and framed illustration by artist Walker Mettling.
for Symphony of Worms
The winner will be invited to perform at the First Fortnight Festival in January 2020. First Fortnight’s mission is mental health awareness, challenging prejudice and ending stigma.
by Oisín McKenna
The Wilde Courage Award
Celebrating bold artistic journeys. The winner of this €1000 cash prize will be the creator of a brave, one-of a-kind project that evidences a singular artistic vision. Wilde Irish Gin supporting the courage to create.
by Fried Plantains Collective
Creative Thinking: An award from the Abbey Theatre and Dublin Fringe Festival
This award rewards an emerging artist of extraordinary promise with time, space and money to do some creative thinking. The recipient will receive €3000, workspace and scheduled meetings and support from the creative teams at the Abbey Theatre and Dublin Fringe Festival.
Seón Simpson and Gina Donnelly
for Two Fingers Up
Outstanding lighting, sound, scenic, projection, costume or overall design.
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
by Collapsing Horse
Lighting Design: Sarah-Jane Shiels
AV Design: Eoin Kilkenny
Composition & Sound Designer: Alma Kelliher
Set & Prop Design: Andrew Clancy
Next Stage Wild Card
Dublin Fringe awards a bursary to enable an artist who has been part of the festival to participate in Next Stage, a development programme run by Dublin Theatre Festival in partnership with Theatre Forum.
Rachel Ní Bhraonáin
Losing Your Body
Two of this year’s brightest stars!
for The Examination
Judges’ Choice Awards
Three awards to acknowledge something that deﬁes categorisation but must be recognised for its brilliance.
by Maïa Nunes
Making a Mark
by Talking Shop Ensemble and Run of the Mill Theatre
We Are Lightning!
by Joseph O’Farrell and Sam Halmarack, performed by The St James’ Brass and Reed Band, Zombie Dolls, The High Hopes Choir and The Line-Up Choir
Radical Spirit Award
Co-presented by Dublin Fringe Festival and Project Arts Centre, this €5000 commissioning award is for an artist dedicated to making bold, contemporary work which embodies the radical spirit of both Dublin Fringe and Project.
by Club Comfort