Total Theatre Awards 2013 Nominations Announced!

Total Theatre is delighted to announce the Total Theatre Awards 2013 Nominations List. A total of 32 productions across three categories have been shortlisted.

The Total Theatre Awards Judging panel will announce their decisions at the Total Theatre Awards Ceremony on 22 August 2013. Up to six Awards across the three categories, including one Award for an Emerging Company or Artist will be awarded.

Due to the quantity of Total Theatre Awards eligible shows opening post shortlisting this year, the Total Theatre Awards’ panel of judges reserve the right to nominate further shows for consideration for one additional Award.

Shows by an Emerging Company/Artist:

Freeze! (Belgium & Netherlands)

Nick Steur Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Drum Plymouth, Theater-aan-Zee, (Summerhall)


I Could’ve Been Better (England)

Idiot Child in association with Bristol Old Vic Ferment (Pleasance)


La Donna è Mobile (England)

RemoteControl (Summerhall)


Party Piece (England)

New Wolsey Young Associates / Escalator East To Edinburgh (Bedlam Theatre)


Sh!t Theatre’s JSA (Job Seekers Anonymous) 2013 (England)

Sh!t Theatre / Escalator East to Edinburgh (Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel)


The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity (England)

Clout Theatre (Summerhall)


Physical/Visual Theatre:

Bianco (Wales)

NoFit State Circus (NoFit State Circus Big Top)


Circa: Wunderkammer (Australia)

Circa, presented by Underbelly Productions (Underbelly)


Flown (England)

Pirates of the Carabina, presented by Crying out Loud (Underbelly)


La Poème (France)

Company Bal / Jeanne Mordoj, presented by Crying out Loud (Summerhall)


L’Après-midi d’un Foehn – Version 1 (France)

Company Non Nova, presented by Crying out Loud (Summerhall)


Feral (Scotland)

Tortoise in a Nutshell in co-production with Cumbernauld Theatre (Summerhall)


Fright or Flight (Australia)

3 is a Crowd & Cara Hume (Assembly)


One Step Before the Fall (Czech Republic)

Spitfire Company and Damúza Theater (Zoo)


Ménage à Trois (Scotland)

Claire Cunningham & Gail Sneddon, presented by National Theatre of Scotland (Paterson’s Land)


Smashed (England)

Gandini Juggling (Assembly)


Tangram (Germany)

Stefan Sing & Cristiana Casadio (Pleasance)


Tourniquet 2013 (Belgium)

Abattoir Fermé, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan, Drum Plymouth, Summerhall (Summerhall)


Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form:

Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!  (USA)

Adrienne Truscott / The Wau Wau Sisters (Heroes @ Bobs Bookshop)


Anoesis (Scotland)

Junction 25 (Summerhall)


The Ballad of the Burning Star (England)

Theatre Ad Infinitum (Pleasance)


Beating McEnroe (England)

Jamie Wood (Summerhall)


Birdhouse (England)

Jammy Voo (Assembly)


Bonanza (Belgium)

Berlin, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Drum Plymouth, Summerhall (Summerhall)


Credible Likeable Superstar Rolemodel (England)

Bryony Kimmings / Escalator East to Edinburgh (Pleasance)


Have I No Mouth (Ireland)

Brokentalkers (Traverse)


HeLa (Scotland)

Adura Onashile in association with Iron-Oxide (Summerhall)


Major Tom (England)

Victoria Melody / Farnham Maltings / Harlow Playhouse/ Escalator East to Edinburgh (Summerhall)


Nirbhaya (Canada)

Assembly, Riverside Studios and Poorna Jagannathan (Assembly)


Solfatara (Spain)

Atresbandes (Summerhall)


Squidboy (New Zealand)

Theatre Beating (Assembly)


The Worst of Scottee (England)

Scottee Inc. (Assembly)

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Dorothy Max Prior is the editor of Total Theatre Magazine, and is also a performer, writer, dramaturg and choreographer/director working in theatre, dance, installation and outdoor arts. Much of her work is sited in public spaces or in venues other than regular theatres. She also writes essays and stories, some of which are published and some of which languish in bottom drawers – and she teaches drama, dance and creative non-fiction writing.