OffFest – Theatre Festival Award

The OffFest is the Offies Commendation for shows at theatre festivals.  This was introduced in July 2019, originally for the Camden Fringe.  It was extended in 2019 to include the Voila Europe! festival and we are delighted to welcome them back for 2020– see below for details of the latest nominations (this festival runs from 9-21 November 2020).  Post lockdown, we hope to extend the OffFest award to other theatre festivals inLondon.

The assessment process varies depending on the nature of the festival – it may be via a team of existing online reviewers and bloggers or it can be via peer reviewers.

VOILA EUROPE! 2020

NOMINEES

The Escape of Iris Dupont / performed by Freya Stang / from Simsalabim Productions

Farewell Concert / from K2Theater / supported by Hungarian Cultural Centre London

State vs Natasha Banina / performed by Darya Denisova / directed by Igor Golyak / from Arlekin Players & Cherry Orchard Fesival

Diary of an Expat: Reloaded / by Cecilia Gragnani / directed by Katharina Reinthaller / from Paper Smokers

CAMDEN FRINGE 2019

FINALISTS

There were 4 finalists for this award, and the winner (in blue below) was announced at the Offies 2020 awards ceremony held on 8 March 2020:

All the Little Lights / at the Tristan Bates Theatre / to 17 August

Ophelia Rewound / Antigoni Spanou / at Camden People’s Theatre / to 25 August

Red Peter / Grid Theatre / at Etcetera Theatre / to 6 August

Villain, Interrupted / Dolls in Amber / at the Etcetera Theatre / to 11 August

NOMINATIONS

There were 19 other nominations, listed below:

When It Happens / Scatterjam Theatre / at Tristan Bates Theatre to 3 Aug 2019

Jinkies! / Louisa Keight / at Camden Comedy Club / to 3 August 2019

The Indecent Musings of Miss Doncaster 2007 / Annabel York at Think & Hit / at Camden Peoples Theatre / to 10 August

Boris Rex / Falling Sparrow / at Tristan Bates Theatre / to 10 August

Class / Spur of the Moment / at Tristan Bates Theatre / to 3 August

Valhalla / Fourth Monkey / at The Monkey House / to 24 August

[Title of show] / Plan Z / at Moors Bar / to 10 August

Tracing Erased Memories: A parallel city walk of London & Cairo / Dina Mohamed & Hilda Moucharrafieh/ walk around Central London / to 20 August

Sh*t Happens / Patrycja Dynowska / at Camden People’s Theatre / to 18 August

My Other Self: The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Richard III / All or Nothing Repertory Theatre Co / at The Cockpit / to 23 August

The Werewolf Of Washington Heights / Slackline Productions / at The Cockpit / to 23 August

Belamour / Y-Axis Theatre / at the Etcetera Theatre / to 25 August

Oddball / Forristal & Clarke / at the Upstairs at the Gatehouse / to 24 August

Space Age Love Songs: A Queer Love Story / Vulcanello Productions / at the Hen and Chickens / to 25 August

Threshold / at the Hen & Chickens Theatre / to 21 August

Death Suits You / Theatro Technis / to 25 August

A Slice of Eel Pie / The Albiston Line Theatre Co / at the Hen & Chickens Theatre / to 25 August

Unlovable / Carly Jurman / at the Etcetera Theatre / to 25 August

Muse / Aslant Theatre Co / at Camden People’s Theatre / to 25 August

 

VOILA EUROPE! 2019

FINALISTS

There were 3 finalists for this award, and the winner (in blue below) was announced at the Offies 2020 awards ceremony on 8 March 2020:

Napoli 44 / Compagnia Francesca Caprioli / at the Cockpit

I Will Tell You in a Minute / by Nuna Livhaber / at the Cockpit

We Must Live / The Pushkinettes / at Rich Mix