Tymesha Harris performs as Josephine Baker in Josephine. The production won overall favourite show, best solo show and favourite performer for Harris in the Pick of the Fringe awards for the 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival. Photo by Jake Rouse

Best of the 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival revisited

Wonder how others felt about Fringe shows you saw? Find the Pick of the Fringe winners here

With the 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival in the books, Intrepid Theatre is giving another shout out to the performers chosen by audience members in the annual Pick of the Fringe awards.

Josephine, stunningly performed by Tymisha Harris with the Florida-based Dynamite Lunchbox company, led the way earning overall favourite show and solo show, plus favourite performer honours for Harris.

Other multiple winners included GRL PWR: A Musical History of 90s Girl Group Feminism, the Spice Girls-inspired musical piece from Victoria’s Salty Broad Productions (favourite cabaret/variety/musical; favourite ensemble); Summer Bucket List from Victoria’s Collectivus Theatre (favourite drama; favourite original new work), and Into the Tango by Pointe Tango (favourite dance/physical theatre/puppetry; favourite duo).

Victoria’s GRL PWR: A Musical History of 90s Girl Group Feminism earned favourite cabaret/variety/musical and favourite ensemble honours in the Pick of the Fringe awards for 2019.

This year’s saw 47 shows produced and performed, and approximately 250 volunteers help power the Fringe. The Volunteer of the Year award went to Matt Garvey, while the Spirit of the Fringe winner was Chris Gabel.

Other winners among the shows from this year’s Fringe:

Favourite Comedy5-Step Guide to Being German 2.0 by Paco Erhard

Favourite Spoken Word/StorytellingJon Bennett: Playing With Men by A Mulled Whine

Favourite Experimental ShowLet’s Prank Call Each Other – zach dorn

Most Audacious Artist (artistic risk taker)LUB DUB by Rage Sweater Theatre Productions

Favourite Performer – Jeff Leard (False Profits) + Tymisha Harris (Josephine)

Favourite Show Design – Lighting Design for Nevermore by hapax theatre (designer: Emma Dickerson)

Favourite Family FriendlyIngenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood by Melanie Gall Presents

Find more from Intrepid Theatre’s coming events at intrepidtheatre.com.



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