Winner – Patron’s Pick – Vancouver Fringe Festival – Vancouver 2014
Winner – Patron’s Pick – Winnipeg Fringe Festival – Winnipeg 2014
Winner – Best in Venue (Fringe Hit) – Atlantic Fringe Festival – Halifax 2013
Winner – Critic’s Choice – Atlantic Fringe Festival – Halifax 2013
Winner - Outstanding Fringe Production - Les Prix Rideau Awards - Ottawa 2012
Winner - Best in Fest - Ottawa Fringe Festival - Ottawa 2011
Winner - Juror's Honorable Mention - Ottawa Fringe Festival - Ottawa 2011
Winner - Best in Venue - Hamilton Fringe Festival - Hamilton 2011
Nomination – Best One Person Show – Canadian Comedy Awards – 2014
Nomination – Best English Theatre Production – Montreal Fringe Frankie Awards – 2014
Nomination – Best Solo Theatre Production – Montreal Fringe Frankie Awards – 2014
Nomination - Outstanding New Creation - Les Prix Rideau Awards - Ottawa 2012
Nomination - Emerging Artist (Playwright) - Nancy Kenny - Les Prix Rideau Awards - Ottawa 2012
Nomination - Emerging Artist (Director) - Tania Levy - Les Prix Rideau Awards - Ottawa 2012
Since premiering at the Ottawa Fringe Festival in 2011, Roller Derby Saved My Soul continues to charm audiences across the country. The play is an award winning, critically acclaimed, one-woman action-adventure comedy on wheels. It features Amy, a shy comic book geek, and her bossy sister June (both played by Kenny) as they try to navigate through the competitive world of roller derby and learn a little more about themselves along the way.
A twelve-year veteran of the Fringe Festival scene, Nancy Kenny is a fluently bilingual actor, writer, producer with over ten years of social media and arts marketing experience. She is the creator and solo performer of Roller Derby Saved My Soul, which continues to enjoy much success across the country. She also appeared in Edward Allen Baker's Dolores, which she translated into her native French and won the award for Outstanding Drama at the Ottawa Fringe Festival.
Nancy has been producing theatre since 2005, initially as a co-founder of Ottawa's Evolution Theatre, before branching out on her own with Broken Turtle Productions. In her spare time, she can be found on the internet. Most likely blogging or on Twitter.
Learn more about Nancy.
On the Fringe is a feature-length documentary filmed over the course of a four month Canadian Fringe Festival tour. Driving the project is Nancy Kenny who took her hit one-woman show Roller Derby Saved My Soul on the road from May to September 2014.
The film hopes to give audiences a taste of what life is like on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit; the highs, the lows, the friendships, the drama, the elation of a sold out performance and the fear that no one might come, for all the artists involved. It includes interviews with performers, staff, volunteers, audience members and even a critic or two who help make these festivals happen.
The documentary will be submitted to various film festivals and sold for theatrical and online distribution. Check out our initial trailer on the right.
To learn more about the documentary, the team behind it and how you can help finish this project, visit our website at www.onthefringedoc.com.