Awards & Contests

2019 Patron's Picks

The winners of Patron's Picks represent the best selling show at each main venue, from July 3-11. They are announced at the Awards Ceremony at POSTSCRIPT from 6:30pm-8:00pm on Friday, July 12. Winning shows are awarded with an extra performance on Sunday, July 14. 


24 Hour Playwriting Contest

2019 Winner: Let's talk by illana lucas

See it on July 12 at 8:45pm at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace.

The 24 Hour Playwriting Contest is generously supported by Centennial College – School of Communications, Media, Arts & Design.

The winner receives:


New Play Contest

2019 Winner: CHECKPOINT 300 by michelle wise.

The Fringe New Play Contest is the “hit-maker” of the Fringe theatre scene. Responsible for launching the careers of artists like Ins Choi and Kat Sandler, the New Play Contest gives an emerging artist the chance to have their work presented at the Fringe Festival for free – one of the only ways to circumvent the lottery process. The winner of the contest is offered:

The New Play Contest accepts applications every fall. The winner is notified at the Fringe Lottery Party in November. 

The New Play Contest is sponsored by the Aubrey and Marla Dan Charitable Foundation.

Past winners include:  “The Seat Next to the King,” by Steven Jackson (2017), “Cam Baby,” by Jessica Moss (2016), “Rukmini’s Gold,” by Radha Menon (2015), “Potosi,” by Alexander Offord (2014), ”The Oak Room” by Peter Genoway (2013), “Help Yourself” by Kat Sandler (2012), “Kim’s Convenience” by Insurp Choi (2011), “Short Story Long”  by joel fishbane (2010), “A Singularity of Being” by T. Berto (2009), “Wake” by Rachel Blair (2008), “Expiry Dating” by Alison Broverman (2007), “Love Songs from Unlikely Places” by David Egan (2006), “Bella Donna” by David Copelin (2005), “Stealing Freedom” by Stephanie Nickerson (2004), “That Boy” by Paul Gibson (2003) and “Fish/Wife” by Rick Roberts (2002).


the adams prize for Musical Theatre

2019 Winner: THE BREAK UP DIET BY Tamara Williamson

First place winner will receive the following:

The Adams Prize for Musical Theatre accepts applications every fall. The winner is notified at the Fringe Lottery Party in November. 

This award is generously sponsored by the Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts.


Tosho Cutting Edge Award

2019 Winner: coming soon!

Want to vote for the most cutting edge show in the festival? Simply email cuttingedge@fringetoronto.com with your pick and both you AND the show will be entered to win a draw for two sets of $200 premium knives from Tosho Knife Arts.

The show that receives the most number of votes by Wednesday, July 12 will be crowned the most cutting edge show at the festival! The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at POSTSCRIPT from 6:30pm-8:00pm on Friday, July 12.

 


Comedy Bar and Second City Award for Outstanding Comedy

2019 Winner: coming soon!

The funniest show in the festival. Two shows will be selected for various performances in the fall selected by representatives from both Second City and Comedy Bar.  The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at POSTSCRIPT from 6:30pm-8:00pm on Friday, July 12.

 


David Seguin Memorial Award for Accessibility in the Arts

2019 Winner: coming soon!

The Seguin family is proud to sponsor the David Seguin Memorial Award for Accessibility in the Arts (DSMA), a $1,000 prize that celebrates the work of artists with disabilities. This award is given to a Toronto Fringe Festival production that features the work of an artist or artists with a disability.

To be eligible for this award, a production must be part of the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival and  feature the work of an artist with a disability. A jury attends identified productions and evaluates them based on the following criteria: artistic excellence, representation of artists with disabilities in the cast or creative team, and subject matter addressing the disabled experience. The DSMA will be announced at the Toronto Fringe Festival's Awards Night from 6:30pm-8:00pm on Friday, July 12. at POSTSCRIPT.

 


The TeenJur AWARD

2019 Winner: Coming soon!

The Teenjur Award is awarded by members of the Young Critic Program. The Young Critic Program is a free three-day intensive that introduces teens to theatre criticism.  Participants will attend performances at the 2019 Toronto Fringe as well as workshops where they will learn about the role of a critic and how to generate their own criticism.  Winners of the Teenjur Award will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at POSTSCRIPT from 6:30pm-8:00pm on Friday, July 12.

 


 

 

 


Best of Fringe Cedar Ridge Scarborough

Cedar Ridge will select two shows from the 2019 Toronto Fringe to play again after the Toronto Fringe Festival. The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at POSTSCRIPT from 6:30pm-8:00pm on Friday, July 12. More info coming soon.

 


Best of Fringe Orangeville - north(519)

Theatre Orangeville will select two shows from the 2019 Toronto Fringe to play again after the Toronto Fringe Festival. The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at POSTSCRIPT from 6:30pm-8:00pm on Friday, July 12.