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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 ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™‹๐™š๐™ง๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข๐™š๐™ง of ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐˜€๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น!! 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!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ 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 - ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ'๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š!! 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, ๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—ก๐—ž ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ.


Tru ๐Ÿ’‹๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ†


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... โ€‹ 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 Carmichaelโ€™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 Childrenโ€™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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