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Dublin Fringe Festival Award Nominees Announced

23 September 2018

Dublin Fringe Festival Award Nominees Announced

As we head into the home stretch of Dublin Fringe Festival 2018, it’s time to reveal the nominees for our Festival Awards! Our 14 judges have been running hither and yon over the past two weeks to catch all 80 shows in venues across the city. With so much incredible talent, skill and sheer hard work on display, it's been a tough ask to whittle down the best work in 11 categories into short lists of the top contenders. But whittle they have, and now we are pleased to announce our 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival award nominees: 

Best Production
Assisted Solo
CAGED
Everything I Do
My Dad’s Blind
Oneday

Best Design
AFTER
Assisted Solo
Fragments
i n f i n i t y
My Dad’s Blind
Owing to the Failure Of

Best Performers
Bláthín MacGabhann for Lex Talionis
Damola Mac Diarmada for Black Jam
Felispeaks for Boy Child
Fionn Foley for Brendan Galileo for Europe
Kate Kennedy for The Cat’s Mother
Zoe Ní Riordáin for Everything I Do
Magali Caillet for Assisted Solo
Nessa Matthews for i n f i n i t y
Pom Boyd for Shame
Shane Connolly for Oneday

Best Ensemble
BLACK JAM: CURE
Dreamgun Film Reads: The Fringe Binge
FABLE
Lex Talionis
The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand

Judges’ Choice Award / Zeitgeist: for shows with the finger on the pulse of social change
Astronaut
BLACK JAM: CURE
Cock, Cock.. Who’s There?
The Fianna Fellatio Party Launch
Hookers Do It Standing Up
The Peoplesway
Shame

Judges’ Choice Award / Best Duo 
CAGED: Jade O'Connor & Kate Finnegan
Cikada: Ali Stanger & Henrik Gard 
My Dad’s Blind: Anna Sheils-McNamee & David O’Meara
Summertime: Finbarr Doyle & Danielle Galligan
Witches & Dogs:Erin McGathy & Ben Seeder

Fishamble New Writing Award
beat.
For Saoirse
The Cat’s Mother
Viva Voce

First Fortnight Award
Drip Feed
Drowning
i n f i n i t y 
Shame

Bewley’s Café Theatre Little Gem Award
Appropriate
Brendan Galileo for Europe
Ireland’s Call
Lex Talionis
Making Sense

Spirit of Wit: Moira Brady Averill Award
BILLY
Dreamgun Film Reads
Drowning
Reckless Ross from Spit
Sweet Sensations
Witches & Dogs

Outburst Queer Fringe Award
Confirmation
Overfired
The Fattest Dancer at St. Bernadette’s

Next Stage Wild Card will be announced at the ceremony on 23 September

The winners will be revealed at the Dublin Fringe Festival Awards ceremony in our Festival Club, at Hely’s Bar on Dame Street at 8pm on Sunday 23 September, followed by our official closing party with DJ Sally Cinnamon. 

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