Orlando Fringe has officially kicked off and this year’s festival is already buzzing about some amazing shows and brillant performances.
Just as we started last year, we want to know what are readers think about the shows and which ones are the best of the beat in LGBTQ-themed theater, so here we are back with the second annual Watermark Splash Awards.
Here’s how it works: We want you to get out and see as many LGBTQ-themed Orlando Fringe shows as you can – see them all in fact – then come back here and write in which of those shows made the biggest splash for you in the following five categories: Favorite Show, Favorite Director, Favorite Writer, Favorite Lead Performer and Favorite Supporting Performer.
In all categories the nominees must be LGBTQ or LGBTQ-themed. Each of the performance categories are non-gender specific. Watermark has already put together a handy Queer Fringe guide in our last issue which you can re-visit here.
But just because a show doesn’t appear on our preview doesn’t mean it isn’t eligible. Nominees for favorite show must be LGBTQ-themed or be about a central LGBTQ character. For Favorite Director, Favorite Writer, Favorite Lead Performer and Favorite Supporting Performer the nominee must either be from an LGBTQ-themed show or must be an LGBTQ person. The winners are based solely on readers’ votes.
Voting is open until 5 p.m. May 27. Please vote once per email address. Duplicate ballots will be deleted. Awards will handed out May 28 during the 2018 Orlando Fringe Closing Ceremonies and Awards at the Fringe Outdoor Stage.