SUMMERWORKS 25

SummerWorks 25 Award Winners:

Presented in collaboration with English Theatre – National Arts Centre.

The SummerWorks Award for Design

Honourable Mention:

Ayelen: Shalak Attack, Bruno Smoky, Andre du Toit, and Brandon Valdivia

For a sharp unique aesthetic, with haunting implications.

Winner:

the marquise of O–: Camie Koo, Amanda Wong, Christopher Stanton, CJ Astronomo, and Wesley Mckenzie

For an impressive integration of all design elements which created an ever-evolving, surprising experience.

The Canadian Stage Award for Direction

multiform(s): Amanda Acorn

For an intimate mesmerizing meeting of bodies, space, sound and form.

AND

The Living: Ines Buchli

For a sophisticated orchestration of a thoroughly moving experience.

The Contra Guys Award for New Performance Text

The Tall Building: by Jill Connell

For a lush, funny and haunting refraction of our world; with rich unexpected characters in vivid yet unassuming places.

AND

Stupidhead! (A Mucisal Comedy): Katherine Cullen and Britta Johnson

For a script that is personal, irreverent and clever, set to music that is charming and infectious.

The Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk/Innovation

Honourable Mentions:

Performance About A Woman

For an intimate, multi-disciplinary sharing of self, and an unconventional use of space.

AND

Like There’s No Tomorrow

For a unique tackling of an immense and important subject.

Winner:

Are You Still Coming Tonight?

For the electric evolution of the work that lead us into a snarling, teeth-gnashing darkness.

The Spotlight Award for Performance

Honourable Mention:

This Is Where We Live: Jenna Harris & Tim Welham

For genuinely making us believe that SummerWorks had found the money to import artists from Australia, and giving honesty to the wise naivete of the teenager.

Winner:

The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely: Ngozi Paul

For such a complete offering of herself, in an honest and intimate piece.

The Theatre Centre Award Emerging Artist Award

Honourable Mention:

MacArthur Park Suite: Ensemble

For providing its audience with a joyful experience!

AND

Deceitful Above All Things: Genevieve Adam

For a captivating performance in her sweeping script.

AND

The Tall Building: Philip Nozuka

Winner:

Ayelen: Ximena Huizi

For anchoring an enigmatic, heightened world.

The NOW Magazine Audience Choice Award

Winner:

The Living

The SummerWorks Prize for Production

Winner:

Better Angels: A Parable

For telling its story with wit, cohesion and a fierce intelligence. This is an affecting work the jury feels should continue its creative journey.