Attention Fringe Artists (and audience members): time is running out
We’re getting close to the wire on decision time for who will win this year’s illustrious Talk of the Fringe Award, sponsored by PLANK Magazine and voted on by our intrepid team of reviewers. Has your show been creating the most online and onsite buzz? Have people got into screaming matches about how awesome/awful your production has been? Has your show ruined lives, marriages or people’s college education? Has your show inspired such hope that people can’t stop talking about it in the Fringe Bar? Then someone better let us know because we’re voting soon – like on Saturday morning!
Now, as an extra inducement, we’re going to offer Fringe artists a once in a lifetime (well, Festival, I guess) opportunity to shill for their show and tell us – that is PLANK – directly why you think you should win the award. We will be recording a podcast from the St. Ambroise Fringe Bar at Agro Café this Thursday night from between 7:00 – 10:00 as part of PLANK Club. Come along and tell us – in a minute or less – why you think your show should win the award. Remember, it’s not about the best show in the Fringe but the show that has created the most buzz (chatter, controversy, heated-debate, however you define it) and who has done the best job marketing themselves – guerilla fashion or straight ahead.
Now you’re not going to get off with just telling us how buzzerific you are. We would also like you to name the one other show at the Festival that should be named runner-up to your show on the buzz front.
Not an artist? Are you actually an audience member? You’re welcome too. Come join in PLANK Club and tell us your top three picks for shows that have created the most buzz. And artists, don’t come disguised as audience members, we’ll be doing DNA testing.
And why should you be knocking yourself out for this award? Because it’s the most incredible collection of prizes, well, ever. In addition to the Award, the winning Fringe show receives a $500 print credit from Industry Images and a $500 credit for video work from Michael Sider Video.
That’s simply an incredible prize package.
And if you’re really good and can stick around, all of you are welcome to join Shane and me in a rambling podcast about this year’s Festival. That, of course, is the real prize.