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 Award –Bus 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 Award – The One by Whiskey & Boots
Winner | Theatre Award – Bus Boy by Rorschach Beast
Finalist – Salty by Normal Children
Joint Winner | Comedy Award – Butt Kapinski, presented by Hey Boss
Finalist – Trygve 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).