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Winners: Dublin Fringe Festival Awards 2018

23 September 2018

Winners: Dublin Fringe Festival Awards 2018

In 2018, we envisioned a festival of antidotes, the likes of which we could never have achieved without the ideas and schemes, initiative, ingenuity and hard graft of the many artists and makers, dreamers and doers involved in each of this year’s 80 shows.

Our annual Dublin Fringe Festival Awards aim to acknowledge, celebrate and honour some of the stand-outs. Following a total of 554 performances over 16 days and nights, we’re delighted to announce the winners of the Fringe Awards for 2018:

Best Production:
My Dad's Blind

Best Design:
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Best Performers:
Fionn Foley for Brendan Galileo for Europe and
Zoe Ní Riordáin for Everything I Do

Best Ensemble:
Dreamgun Film Reads: The Fringe Binge

Judges’ Choice Award / Zeitgeist: for shows with the finger on the pulse of social change:
BLACK JAM: CURE and 
The Fianna Fellatio Party Launch

Judges’ Choice Award / Best Duo:
Jade O'Connor & Kate Finnegan (CAGED)

Fishamble New Writing Award:
The Cat's Mother

First Fortnight Award:
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Next Stage Wild Card:
Shanna May Breen (The Sound of Phoenix)

Bewley’s Café Theatre Little Gem Award:
Brendan Galileo for Europe

Spirit of Wit: Moira Brady Averill Award:
Reckless Ross from Spit

Outburst Queer Fringe Award:
OVERFIRED

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all the artists, writers, performers, designers, creators and crew involved in each and every show this year. You are Dublin Fringe Festival.  

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