trudy wins best comedic performer of the Pittsburgh fringe!
Updated: May 17, 2021
My Dearest Beautiful Babies, I am truly OVERWHELMED and HONORED to accept the Award for 𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙚𝙧 of 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗶𝘁𝘁𝘀𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗵 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹!! It would seem that my daily ritual of reciting affirmations into the bathroom mirror has finally paid off and it feels BEYOND fabulous to be recognized by someone other than myself for my enormous and undeniable talents!! 😭 I would like to THANK the ACADEMY of @rndyounghowze for attending the show and providing much-need validation by bestowing this wonderful award upon me! I would also like to thank the BEAUTIFUL babies of @pghfringe for their tireless efforts in assembling such a GLORIOUS virtual festival. You would be hard-pressed to find a more caring, communicative and accommodating team of festival organizers and I had a FABULOUS time! I share this award with my brilliant collaborator, and Musical Director, "Frankey Keys" Spitznagel. Where would I be without Frankey Keys? Singing a capella - 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩'𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚!! And THANK YOU to my always cool as a cucumber Tech, Tori Smith who brings ME to YOU on the Virtual Stage through the magic of the internet! Last, but NEVER least, my dearest, most wonderful Shane (aka Sean Taylor) who keeps me sane, loved and happily entertained when I'm not entertaining you!! From the bottom of my humbled little heart, 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗬𝗢𝗨.
CONGRATULATIONS to my fellow PGH Fringe Performers! Here is the list of our 2021 Award Winners as selected by The Young-Howze Theatre Journal Critics... Best Show - Selke Award - Tilted Frame @ Home, Combined Artform
Spirit of the Fringe - Genny Yosco (Pittsburgh Fringe Brunch, im ur hamlet)
Best Local Show - James Royce, Royce Live
Best National Show - Now, Now, Now...
Best International Show - Safe, FMG
Best Performer Comedic- Robin Rothman, Trudy Carmichael’s Improvised One Woman Show
Best Dramatic Performer- Donna Kay Yarborough, Rosegold
Best Director - Mita Ghosal and Sue Abramson, Of Lungs and Leaves
Best Solo Show - Owen Corey, This Little World: A Solo Performance of Shakespeare's Richard II
Best Ensemble - The Professionals
Best Improv - Bingewatch
Best Show with Music - Ease of a Murder, Gwendolyn Fitz Music
Best Dramatic Writing- Pedro Diegues, Self Care Tips With Tiffany
Best Comedic Writing- Michael Knight, The Fabulous King James Bible
Best Digital Effects - Cookie Tongue, Kaleidoscope Bone House
Best Practical Effects - Jim Julien, Shadows of My Family
Best Live Show - Comedy of (Zoom) Errors
Best On-Demand Show - Tango In The Dark, Pointe Tango
Best Interactive Show - Glamourpuss, Double D
Best Children’s Show - Countdown to Clowntown, Sphere Clown Band
Best Documentary- Needs, Amanda Levesque and Tom
Best Visual Artist in the Group Show - Ravindra Kamath
Best Visual Art Full Show- staci b.
Audience Choice Award - #txtshow (on the internet)
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