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FRINGE WORLD 2017 is done and dusted for another year, and The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights program has won nine FRINGE WORLD Awards, including Best Independent Program for the sixth year in a row and the top prize of the Festival, the Martin Sims Award for Bus Boy by Rorschach Beast.

This year the Summer Nights program featured 197 sessions of 36 events and achieved over 10,000 attendances (not including Artist Pass attendances).

Winner | Best Independent Program – The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights (for the sixthyear in a row)

Joint Winner | Martin Sims AwardBus Boy by Rorschach Beast
Finalists Alone Outside by Maiden Voyage Theatre Company, The One by Jeffrey Jay Fowler by Whiskey & Boots

Winner | The Blaz Award – Jeffrey Jay Fowler for The One

Winner | Best Emerging Artist – Sean Guastavino (Bus Boy and West of the Moon)

Winner | Melbourne Tour Ready Award The One by Whiskey & Boots

WA Winner | The West Australian Arts Editor AwardThe One by Whiskey & Boots

Winner | Theatre AwardBus Boy by Rorschach Beast
FinalistSalty by Normal Children

Joint Winner | Comedy AwardButt Kapinski, presented by Hey Boss
FinalistTrygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus, presented by Don’t Be Lonely

Winner | ECU Performing Arts Award – Jo Morris (Price Tag, Alone Outside and The Book of Life)

Summer Nights shows also received nominations for Theatre (Drunk Girl, Grounded, The Book of Life, The Measure of a Man, They’ve Already Won), Comedy (Nö Shöw and Laura Davis: Marco? Polo!), and Dance & Physical Theatre (Parlour Games).