After performing Interbeing: Stories from a Current War every day from August 1st to 25th in Edinburgh, the Basque theater company 2Theatre was awarded The Mervyn Stutter ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the popular performing arts festival. The company received the prize on August 25th at an award ceremony.
Headquartered in Bilbao, 2Theatre brings together artists of different nationalities. The work they brought to the Fringe is based on the conflict in East Ukraine; and includes physical theatre, live music, mime and real testimonies. The company has been representing the piece every day from August 1st to 25th at the Ball Room stage of the Assembly Rooms theatre, to great audience and critical acclaim.
The Mervyn Stutter ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ Awards are one of the oldest Awards on the Fringe. Seven Awards are given in this special ‘Spirit of the Fringe Awards’ show which is always the final show each year. These Awards acknowledge and celebrate the talent, hard work, pluck and sheer doggedness demanded of performers from all genres on the Fringe to make a show a success. Winners are chosen from the 140 amazing shows that have been highlighted during the regular 2019 ´Pick of the Fringe´ showcases. In addition to 2Theatre, this year’s award-winning companies and works were: The Tina Turner Story / The Aretha Franklin Story (Night Owl Shows), Taiwan Season: Floating Flowers (B.DANCE), Who Cares (LUNG and The Lowry), Divet Show: The Greatest Divas (Divet Productions), Tom Stade: You Ain’t seen Nothing Yet (Blue Jeans Management) and Havana After Dark (Danza Cuba).
2Theatre’s Interbeing: Stories from a Current War was part of the Summer programme of Basque culture promoted by the Etxepare Basque Institute at the Fringe as part of the Scotland Goes Basque project.