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Laughing Through Life's Problems: Gary John Miller's 'Problem' at the 2019 BIFF

Award Winning Show- Problem (Unsung Hero Award)

The "Unsung Hero" award at the Boulder International Fringe Festival is an honor given to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the festival behind the scenes. This award recognizes those who have worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the festival, often without receiving much public recognition for their efforts. Recipients of the "Unsung Hero" award are nominated by the festival staff and selected based on their dedication, hard work, and positive impact on the festival. This award serves as a way to acknowledge and thank those who have played a crucial role in making the Boulder International Fringe Festival a success.

The Boulder International Fringe Festival (BIFF) was an annual performing arts festival that took place in Boulder, Colorado from 2005 to 2019. The festival was modeled after other Fringe Festivals around the world, which are typically unjuried, uncensored, and open to a wide variety of performing arts acts.

At BIFF, artists from around the world could apply to participate and showcase their work in a diverse array of genres, including theater, dance, music, comedy, spoken word, and more. The festival was known for its eclectic and experimental programming, with many shows pushing the boundaries of traditional performance.

In addition to showcasing performances, BIFF also provided opportunities for artists to connect with each other, exchange ideas, and build community. The festival included workshops, panels, and other events designed to support artists and foster collaboration.

BIFF was a beloved institution in Boulder and attracted audiences from around the region and beyond. However, in 2020, due to financial difficulties and the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival was forced to cancel its planned 2020 season.


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