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Toronto: Toronto Fringe announces award winners and Patrons’ Picks

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Toronto Fringe is proud to reveal 11 Patrons’ Picks and the recipients of four Festival Awards from the 34th Annual Toronto Fringe Festival. The Toronto Fringe announced the recipients of Patrons’ Picks, and the Tosho Cutting Edge Award, the Comedy Bar and Second City Award For Outstanding Comedy Award, the David Seguin Memorial Award for Accessibility in the Arts Award, and the North (519) Best of the Fringe Award on Friday, July 15 at POSTSCRIPT Patio at the Tranzac Club.

The winners of Patrons’ Picks represent the best selling show at each main venue. Winning shows are awarded with an extra performance on closing night of the festival. Tickets to Patrons’ Pick shows are now on sale via the Toronto Fringe website and box office.

The 2022 Patrons’ Picks Are:

ST VLADIMIR THEATRE (KidsFest)

The Questing Beast

FACTORY THEATRE MAINSPACE

Sex T Rex presents Sketch T-Rex

FACTORY THEATRE STUDIO

Lesbihonest

AL GREEN THEATRE

The Sorauren Book Club

STREETCAR CROWSNEST GULIOEN THEATRE

Don Valley Girls

TARRAGON THEATRE: MAINSPACE

Six Chick Flicks or a Legally Blonde Pretty Woman Dirty Danced on the Beaches while writing a Notebook on the Titanic

TARRAGON THEATRE: EXTRASPACE

Gay for Pay with Blake & Clay

TARRAGON THEATRE: SOLO ROOM

Alia Ceniza Rasul: Moro Girl

ADA SLAIGHT HALL

A Perfect Bowl of Pho

NATIVE EARTH’S AKI STUDIO

X and da spirit

ROBERT GILL THEATRE

The Crack of Doom! (Or: How I Learned To Love The Meteor)


TORONTO FRINGE AWARDS include...

The Tosho Cutting Edge Award

A publicly voted award representing the most cutting-edge show in the festival. Winning shows and voters are entered in a contest to win a prize from Tosho Knife Arts.

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The North (519) Best of the Fringe Award

Winners will be given the opportunity for up to two additional performances, presented by Theatre Orangeville, as part of their Summer Arts Fest which runs from August 10-14, 2022.

John Who

The Chels Stands Alone

The Comedy Bar and Second City Award For Outstanding Comedy Awards

Awarded to the funniest shows in the festival. Representatives from Second City and the Comedy Bar will select two shows for additional performances in the fall.

Ensemble: Gay For Pay with Blake and Clay

Solo: The Chels Stands Alone

The David Seguin Memorial Award for Accessibility in the Arts Award

Bursaries granted to Toronto Fringe productions that feature the work of an artist or artists with a disability.

Flowers For Alex

Don Valley Girls

Back and Forth: The Musical

An Evening With Devon and Jackie

Neverwonder: The Musical

Bruno & Hogginfritiz

Birdseed Confidential

Toronto Fringe ran July 6-17, 2022 live and in-person at 11 indoor venues across the city with 100 shows featuring drama, dance, comedy, musicals, and solo shows.

About the Toronto Fringe: Toronto Fringe is a grassroots, charitable organization that runs the Toronto Fringe Festival each July, the Next Stage Theatre Festival each January, and various year-round programs that benefit youth, emerging artists, BIPOC artists, artists with disabilities, and the performing arts community at large. Embedded in Fringe’s operations are the values of Access, Accountability, Creativity, Exploration, and Support.

https://fringetoronto.com