Here are the daily nominees for the inaugural Fringe Fresh Awards, which aim to recognise outstanding creativity and stand-out performances at the Cape Town Fringe.

Each day, a panel of judges will announce nominees – with the winners across five different categories announced at the end of the Fringe. Look out for the pink strap on a show’s photo, which will indicate which ones have received the judge’s stamp of approval.

Don’t forget that you can help decide the winner of the Fresh Audience Award by voting on shows you’ve seen on our Fringe app (downloadable from the App Store and the Google Play Store).

8 October

Fresh performer – Mamela Nyamza in De-Apart-Hate
Fresh Music – Msaki and the Golden Circle Tribe
Fresh Creative – Jayne Batzofin – Director Price of Meat
Fresh Creative – Fabric of The Universe
Fresh Performers – TQ Zondi and Mpilo Nzimande in Woza Albert!
Fresh Performer – Celo Collop and Shantell Rutendo in Silent Cries
Fresh PerformerKlara van Wyk in You Suck and Other Inescapable Truths
Fresh Creative – La Reve du Lucie

 7 October

Fresh Performer – Marlon SwartsKinders van die Wind
Fresh Performer – Rebecca PeytonSometimes I Laugh Like My Sister
Fresh Music – Nombasa

6 October

Fresh Creative: Mhlanghuli George – Wait… Linda 

4 October

Fresh Creative: AVU – Director Michelle Hoffman
Fresh Creative: Falling off The Horn
Fresh Creative: Out of Bounds – Director Crizelle Anthony
Fresh Creative: Stof Rooi – Director Jason Jacobs
Fresh Creative: Ubuze Bam – Director Thando Doni
Fresh Creative: We, the Transposed –Choreographer Louise Coetzer
Fresh Creative: Sacre for One – Choreographer Alan Parker

1 October

Fresh Performer: Liesl Coppin in Glitter Girls

29 September

Fresh Creative: Verplaas

27 to 28 September

Fresh Creative: Koleka Putuma in #Woza Sarafina
Fresh Creative: #BalletMustFall
Fresh Performer: Masibulele Tyobeka in Ubododa

22 to 26 September

22 September

The judging panel are experts drawn from across the arts and cultural spectrum. We have decided to keep the panel secret until the wrap of the Cape Town Fringe Festival so that the judges can experience the Fringe and performances in the same way as regular attendees – and our performers can stay focused on the business at hand without worrying about who is in the audience. Watch this space!