MONTREAL, June 17, 2019 – Centaur Theatre Company proudly announced its Best of the Fringe award winner at June 16th’s Frankie Awards, the culminating event of the 2019 Montreal St-Ambroise Fringe Festival.
Off-beat puppetry stole the spotlight this year with Multiple Organism, Vancouver’s wild and risky award-winning theatre company, Mind of a Snail, taking first prize. The runner up was the irreverent object puppet production, The Carrot: Sex, Shit, Death (Montreal’s Carrot Company), and honorable mention went to Trina Davies’ Trophy Hunt, directed by Paul Van Dyck (Rabbit in a Hat Productions). As Best of the Fringe winner, Multiple Organism receives a coveted place in Centaur Theatre’s 2020 Wildside Festival line-up running January 7 to 18th, 2020.
Rose Plotek, Wildside co-curator with Eda Holmes, Centaur’s Artistic and Executive Director, said, “Multiple Organism is a unique and magical shadow puppetry show that takes audiences on a surreal, gender bending journey. It a clear to us that Mind of a Snail Puppet Company has a unique theatrical voice, filled with visual and acoustic wonder, deserving of the opportunity to reach a wider audience.”
Centaur Theatre is still accepting submissions for “the hottest 2 weeks of winter”, its annual winter independent theatre festival. The deadline to submit to Wildside is September 15th, 2019. To apply, click HERE.
Centaur will announce its 2020 Wildside Festival line-up in October 2019.