AUCKLAND FRINGE AWARD WINNERS 2019
BEST NEWCOMER AWARDS:
Best Newcomer (Collective) - which includes free rehearsal space thanks to Studio One Toi Tu: I Am Rachel Chu
Best Newcomer (Individual): Andrew Choate for Bollards and the Comedy of Hyperindustrialisation
PRODUCTION ELEMENTS AWARDS:
Best Sound Design: Hamerkop
Best Costume: Desperate Late Night Energy
Best Production Design: Boss of an Office & Movement of the Human
BEST PERFORMANCE AWARDS:
Best Performance (Ensemble): Movement of the Human
Best Performance (Dance): Liana Yew (Movement of the Human)
Best Performance (Music): Hamish Kilgour (Outsider Sounds)
Best Performance (Theatre): Victoria Abbott (Run Rabbit)
BEST IN CATEGORY AWARDS:
Best Comedy: I Can Make You Irish!
Best Contemporary Performance & Live Art: Boss of the Office
Best Dance: Rosemary
Best Music: Desperate Late Night Energy
Best Spoken Word: Long Distance Phone Calls
Best Theatre: Only Bones v1.0
Best Visual Arts: Bub Club Film Archive
AUCKLAND FRINGE COMMUNITY AWARDS:
Best “Off-Broadway” Venue: Selwyn Village
Outstanding Community Engagement: Māui
Intergenerational Award: The Stoat, The Kererū and the Karaka Berries
Auckland Fringe Hero: to the incredible gutsy programming of Anders Falstie-Jensen for Fringe Town at large & Matthew Crawley for Outsider Sounds
Auckland Live ‘Free Your Mind’ Award presented by Georgina Cervin
The winning Artist/Company of the ‘Free Your Mind’ Award will be given $1500 of cold hard cash to fuel a pitch for a project that they would like to put on at one of Auckland Live’s venues.
This award will also entitle its bearer to at least one complimentary flat white at the Box café, and a philosophical discussion about a topic of your choosing with our contemporary programmer, Anders Falstie-Jensen.
Winner: I Am Rachel Chu
PANNZ Tour Ready Award
A new one for this year, this award entitles the winner to a pitch slot in the 2020 PANNZ Arts Market, which includes a 3 day registration at the market.
Winner: Run Rabbit
Auckland Arts Festival Fringe Award
Auckland Arts Festival Fringe Award recognises a truly excellent production in the 2019 Auckland Fringe, and awards the recipient $2,000 cash, as well as access to Auckland Arts Festival producing staff for mentorship and advice.
Chosen by the team of Auckland Fringe judges, presented by Senior Programme Manager Steph Walker (Auckland Arts Festival).
Winner: Vanessa Crofskey for Long Distance Phone Calls
Unfuck the World (Social Impact Award) - previously won by Jane Doe and Drowning in Milk goes to: Pussy Riot
Pussy Riot 2019 Award to perform as part of Pussies at the Pah - mini FemFest w PussyRiot & Friends on the 9th March, goes to: Long Distance Phone Calls’ Carrie Rudzinski
A once off award for this year.
Spirit of the Fringe: Hobson Street Theatre’s That’s What Friends Are For
Best in Auckland Fringe: Only Bones v1.0
The awards featured performances from:
Chrissy Kokiri & Carl Tolentino from Movement of the Human
Thom Monckton (Only Bones v1.0)
Desperate Late Night Energy
Hosted by Donna Brookbanks
Huge thanks to Basement Theatre for all their support!