The 2011 Total Theatre Awards were announced on 25th August in Edinburgh’s Fringe Central Office in a ceremony hosted by Pippa Bailey. The Total Theatre Awards have recognised the most innovative theatre makers performing at the Fringe since 1987.
The award for a work by an Emerging Artist went to Sailing On, which was performed by ShadyJane at the New Town Theatre.
The award for Physical/ Visual/ Devised work went to Jeff Achtem’s endearing and inventive Swamp Juice, produced by Canadian company Bunk Puppets and the UK’s Scamp Theatre at the Underbelly. The second award in this category went to Turandot, which was produced by NeTTheatre and Grupa Coincidentia, also at the New Town Theatre, under the Universal Arts banner.
Three awards were presented in the Innovation category. The first of these was for Maybe if you choreograph me, you will feel better, presented by Tania el Khoury at the Forest Fringe. The second award was for You Once Said Yes, an interactive piece by Look Left, Look Right, was hosted by the Underbelly. The third award in the Innovation categry went to Adrian Howells’ May I Have the Pleasure? which was produced by The Arches and staged by the Traverse at the Point Hotel Conference Centre.
For further information on Total Theatre and this year’s awards, visit the Total Theatre website.