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Dublin Fringe Festival Awards 2017: all the details!

18 September 2017

Dublin Fringe Festival Awards 2017: all the details!

Dublin Fringe Festival Awards recognise the hard work and talent on display at Fringe each year. On Sunday 24 September at 1pm, we'll be celebrating Fringe artists at this year's ceremony in Wigwam, our Festival Club.

Annually hundreds of artists bring their intelligence, heart, vision and drive to projects at the festival. They inspire us. The Awards honour and acknowledge some of the stand-outs in this year's festival. Over 600 artists are part of the 23rd edition of Dublin Fringe Festival. Their determination, ambition, hard work and creativity are thrilling. We want to celebrate these makers and their incredible talent. We're thrilled to introduce two prestigious new Awards this year:

Georganne Aldrich Heller Award
A standout Irish artist or company that demonstrates innovation and connects with audiences. Part bursary, part investment, the award supports an Irish artist to connect with the New York theatre scene.

Spirit of Wit 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.

 The Awards also include:

Best Production 
For the show that has it all!

Best Design 
Outstanding lighting, sound, scenic projection, costume or overall design.

Best Performers 
Two of this year's brightest stars will take home this accolade.

Best Ensemble 
The standout ensemble - the heartbeat of a show.

Judges' Choice Awards 
Chosen by the judging panel to honour things that defy categorisation, but must be recognised for their brilliance.

Fishamble New Writing Award 
The best play by an emerging Irish (or Ireland-based) writer. Award includes dramaturgical support by Fishamble: The New Play Company. More details here.

First Fortnight Award
The winner will perform at the First Fortnight Festival; whose mission is mental health awareness, challening prejudice and ending stigma.

New Stage Wild Card
A bursary to be part of the Next Stage at Dublin Theatre Festival with Theatre Forum.

Bewley's Cafe Theatre Little Gem Award
The most exciting show that's under 60 minutes with a handsom prize: a two-week run at Bewley's Cafe Theatre and € 2,000 for the remount.

Spirit of Fringe, Spirit of Project Award
Co-presented by Dublin Fringe Festival and Project Arts Centre. An Irish artist dedicated to making bold contemporary work and who embodies the spirit of Fringe and Project.

This year's winners will be selected by our Fringe Awards Judges, a panel of fifteen experts who will select the recipient of these prestigious awards. Nominations will be announced ahead of the Award ceremony on Sunday. Read more about the Judges here.

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