ZACKIE AWARDS 2015

25 08 2015

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So a few years ago I started a dumb little award ceremony at the end of The Edmonton Fringe and this year Murray Utas, The big boss man of the Festival, invited me to present them as part of the closing night celebrations in addition to the “proper” fringe awards. Pretty fun stuff. Fun awesome festival. So for those that were there and for those that are curious, here are the 2015 ZACKIE AWARD WINNERS!

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00. We came saw we conquered AWARD Attendance and participation

WINNER- Everyone!

1.”Hi I’m a dear award – for most endearing portrayal of an animal in a show”
WINNER – Sam Mullins (accepted by Devin Mackenzie)
Honorable mentions – Lawrence & Bever Play Bingo, Bear Dreams, Caws And Effect, Hip-Bangs slow fighting sloths & Shirley Gnome’s camel toe.

2. The Sam Mullins Award for most MIA fringer

WINNER- Sam Mullins

3. The BURN THE WITCH! Show me how that stinking shoe trick is done you harry potter motherfucker

WINNER- Travis Bernhardt

4. Winning streak Best beard award
WINNER – Leif Ingebrigtsen (from Beautiful Nonsense)
Hon mentions – James Jordan, Richard Martizer , Ross Vegas, Kevin from LNC

5. Honey I Shrunk The Fringe Award for littlest fringers –
*The Cast of Fiddler On The Roof couldn’t be there to win because their show was still going
WINNER – Jon Bennett

6. I wanna Spin that propeller yank that scarf award  – Sexy clowns
WINNER- Beau And Aero
Hon mentions – every other clown show

7. The mask doesn’t move and i don’t understand this and I’m scared and hows he gonna fuck the moon nononononono I’m scared – 3 stars Award

WINNER – Loon

8. I got your dick right here and he says congrats on your stupid award Award

WINNER – Tara Travis (from Searching For Dick)

9. The Your happiness and relationship stability makes me sick award (for Cutest couple) Award

Hon mentions- richard&ingrid, beau&aero, martin&vanesssa, tim motely&anyone, erica&paul, jess&chloe (claws and effect) tom&amy
WINNERS – Peter ‘n Chris

10. Self indulgent award for sexiest Australian

WINNER – Whitney Richards (Trampoline)

11. The Are you human? Are you kind? That goat song is never ever leaving my brain and i dont ever want it to award (for most whimsical show)-

WINNER – Yanomi from Kiss Around Pass Around

12. Man if this keeps up I could get four solo shows out of this award for Best Dead grandparent show

WINNER – Katie Dorian (How Often Do I Dream?)
Hon mentions – Andrew Bailey, Adam Bailey and Sam Mullins

13. The Lyle Lovett commemorative golden kazoo award for the funniest musical ladies

WINNER – Shirley Gnome and the Famous Haydel Sisters

14. The Let Me Win An Award Because I Never Win Awards Award

WINNER -Bike Boy

15. That just ain’t Reich award – most swastikas on your poster

WINNER – ingrid garner from Eleanor’s Story

16. The Come flyer with me come flier lets flier away Award – for amazing dedication and scheduling of hand billing

WINNER – Andrew Bailey

17. Breast of Fest Award (for great fringe exposure)

WINNER- Thea fitz-james (Naked Ladies)
Hon mentions – Rosie Bits,  Eleanor O’brien,  Oh Manada and the #yegfringefemmes collective

18. The Jem Rolls award for most jemmy Jem Rolls of the fest Jem Rolls lifetime achievement award

WINNER- TJ Dawe

And finally

The Thanks for Letting me Do My Stupid Awards at your awesome fringe award

WINNER – Murray Utas (Festival Director)

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2014 TURNSTILE AWARDS

14 09 2014

The 2014 Turnstile Awards for “excellence in theatre in Perth acknowledging outstanding locally produced (or co-produced) stage shows” were announced recently and I am proud to announce that out of nine winners, I was involved in three winning productions! Two of which were Weeping Spoon shows!

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Thanks to everyone else involved in my show Trampoline, my Australian/Canadian co-production Vicious Circles and also to Greg Fleet, Tegan Mulvany and team for This Is Not A Love Song.

I am super chuffed, these are three shows I am extremely proud of and it’s always nice to have that work recognized.





THE END IS NIGH

14 03 2014

VICIOUS received a High Commendation at the Weekly Adelaide Fringe awards for Best Theatre, which was pretty awesome.

We also got another mention in The Sunday Mail’s Fringe round up The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

“The Good this year involved some great and challenging theatre that really raised the bar for people who like more than just comedy out of the Fringe.Leading the way was Weeping Spoon’s take on lies and fall of the Sex Pistols called Vicious Circles at the Wine Underground. It was in-your-face, confronting, brilliant drama that took you back to a  time when Anarchy ruled the UK.” -Matt Byrne, The Sunday Mail

ONLY ONE NIGHT left to catch the show! TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!

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2012 ZACKIE AWARD WINNERS!

31 08 2012

So, it turns out that if you have a day off and enough spare time, you can actually just start your own Fringe traditions. I decided that it might be nice to give out a bunch of dumb awards to my friends in Edmonton and the whole thing kinda got outta hand, but ended up being a super fun way to  end my tour. SO without any further ado, for anyone that missed them, here are the categories and winners of the 2012 ZACK ADAMS AWARDS (aka THE ZACKIES).

ABOVE: The Captivated ZACKIE crowd at Steel Wheels

BEST ATTEMPT AT AN AUSSIE ACCENT
Male – Peter Carlone
Female – Emilia Gordon (who also won the LITTLE MERMAID AWARD – for the most performances with the least amount if voice.)

WORST ATTEMPT AT AN AUSSIE ACCENT
Male – The Birdmann
Female – Chris Wilson

WHY DON’T YOU GUYS JUST SHUT UP AWARD for most non verbal awesomeness on and off stage- KEYSTONE THEATRE/WONDERHEADS/VERNUS SAYS SURRPISE

WHERE THE FUCK IS MULLINS AWARD – Most MIA performer of the fringe – Sam Mullins

SEXY CLOWN AWARD – (PERFORMERS WHOSE CHARACTERS MADE US FEEL WEIRD IN THE PANTS) – MORRO & JASP/JAYSON MCDONALD /FOOLS FOR LOVE

BEST BAND IN THE WORLD IN EDMONTON
– Die Roten Punkte 

BEST HYPERACTIVE RANT AT STEEL WHEELS & SPIN DOCTOR AWARD FOR MAKING THE BEST IF A POTENTIALLY BAD SITUATION 
– Andrew bailey 

YOU DICKS ARE SO FUNNY YOU ACTUALLY MADE ME KEEL OVER IN PAIN (HOW’S THAT NEW SHOW COMING ALONG) AWARD – Peter ‘n Chris

GROSSEST POSTER OF THE FRINGE – Syphilis a love story 

MUST BE NICE NOT TO HAVE TO FLYER ANYMORE (IT’S PROBABLY BETTER THAT YOU STAY OUT OF THE SUN ANYWAY) AWARD 
– JONNIE AND MORGAN (Redheaded Stepchild)

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED AWARD – For carrying my bags, standing in for me at my tech run, putting up my posters and just being a generally awesomely weird rad dude.
TRENT BAUMAN- aka THE BIRDMANN

HELP ME OBI WAN KENOBI YOU’RE MY ONLY HOPE AWARD… For best stories, anecdotes and advice – Jem Rolls

BREAST OF FESTEmma Godmere, Mikala Dyke, Elizabeth Blue, Emmeila Gordon, Ingrid Hansen and the #babesbabesbabes collective 

WE GOT NO PLACE ELSE TA GO AWARD – Best Fringe Venue.
STEEL WHEELS

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All the winners got 5 STARS, some fake money, an eraser to correct their many mistakes made during fringe and bunch of other random stuff…
Thanks to all who where there, it was a lot of fun. Special thanks to my awesome co-presenter/assistant Elizabeth Blue!

Same time next year?