Total Theatre Awards 2013 Winners Announced

Total Theatre is delighted to announce the winners of the Total Theatre Awards 2013. Over the course of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe we have assessed 360+ shows from which a shortlist of 32 nominated shows was announced on 16 August 2013.

Following this the nominated shows were viewed by a panel of judges who have awarded six Awards across three categories – one Award for an Emerging Company, two Awards for Visual/Physical Theatre and three Awards in Innovation, Experimentation and Playing With Form. The judges also considered a number of late opening shows, however due to the quantity of eligible shows it was not possible to apply Total Theatre’s rigorous assessment and judging process in full and thus no discretionary judges award has been awarded this year. One Significant Contribution award has also been awarded.

The Award Winners are:

Shows by an Emerging Company/Artist

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

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


Physical/Visual Theatre

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

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

Flown (England)

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


Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form

Bonanza (Belgium)

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


Have I No Mouth (Ireland)

Brokentalkers (Traverse)


The Worst of Scottee (England)

Scottee Inc. (Assembly)


Significant Contribution Award


C!rca (Australia)


The judging panel for this years were: Donald Hutera (Theatre & Dance Critic, The Times), Sarah J Murray (Head of Studio, National Theatre), Matt Trueman (Freelance Theatre Critic), Matt Burman (Head of Programming and Audiences, Warwick Arts Centre), Wolfgang Hoffman (Director, Aurora Nova Productions), Professor Anthony Dean (Dean of Arts, University of Winchester), Pippa Bailey (Producer & Director), Robert Jude Daniels (Senior Lecturer in Theatre, University of Chichester), Gary Johnson (General Manager, Derby Theatre), Dorothy Max Prior (Editor Total Theatre Magazine), Jo Crowley (Producer of Total Theatre Awards).


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Dorothy Max Prior

About Dorothy Max Prior

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.