Throughout VAULT Festival, we’ll be sharing nominations for our Festival Awards, which recognise exceptional shows and the outstanding contributions of our artists each and every festival. We’ve been presenting and developing the awards since 2015, and they’re assessed by an independent panel of judges. Hear from our Head of Programming, Bec Martin about the nominees for week one:
“What a first week! I can’t tell you how overwhelming it is to be back after 3 years. The familiar faces, the new faces, the joy and excitement. And the work. Oh the work! Artists have not been stagnant, when they were well within their rights to be! They are making groundbreaking, form-defying, important, silly, fun, meaningful and beautiful work.
VAULT Festival Awards recognise exceptional shows and the outstanding contributions of our artists each and every festival. We staged 84 shows in Week 1 of VAULT Festival. And each one of them deserves accolades and applause in myriad different ways. Today we are celebrating those shows that have displayed singular artistic flair, changed audiences, innovated, moved and pushed boundaries.”
We are so excited to announce the incredible nominees for Week 1:
SHOW OF THE WEEK
Awarded to exceptional productions from the Theatre & Performance programme.
HIGH STEAKS – ELOINA
In Clay – Design & Canvas Co.
JASON – The Goat Exchange/Marcus Amaglo
BUTCHERED – Expial Atrocious
Awarded for outstanding new work from the Theatre & Performance programme. Shows must have not been performed more than twice prior to their run at VAULT Festival to be eligible.
Caceroleo – Nastazja Domaradzka and Rhys Hastings
Bloody Mary: Live! – Part of the Main and Part of the Night
You Shall Not Yaas – HERR, Me and You!
The Lamb Disagrees – Eratle Wang