SummerWorks 25 Award Winners:
Presented in collaboration with English Theatre – National Arts Centre.
The SummerWorks Award for Design
Ayelen: Shalak Attack, Bruno Smoky, Andre du Toit, and Brandon Valdivia
For a sharp unique aesthetic, with haunting implications.
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.
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.
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
For an intimate, multi-disciplinary sharing of self, and an unconventional use of space.
For a unique tackling of an immense and important subject.
For the electric evolution of the work that lead us into a snarling, teeth-gnashing darkness.
The Spotlight Award for Performance
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.
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
MacArthur Park Suite: Ensemble
For providing its audience with a joyful experience!
Deceitful Above All Things: Genevieve Adam
For a captivating performance in her sweeping script.
The Tall Building: Philip Nozuka
Ayelen: Ximena Huizi
For anchoring an enigmatic, heightened world.
The NOW Magazine Audience Choice Award
The SummerWorks Prize for Production
For telling its story with wit, cohesion and a fierce intelligence. This is an affecting work the jury feels should continue its creative journey.