Nicolas Billon's Greenland, an exquisite series of three monologues about a family's alienation, won both the SummerWorks Prize for outstanding production and the NOW Audience Choice Award.
The Middle Place, Andrew Kushnir's powerful look at more than a dozen residents and workers in a Rexdale shelter for homeless youth, drawn from real-life interviews, won two other big awards. Alan Dilworth won the Director Award and ensemble member Akosua Amo-Adem won the Emerging Artist award.
Rosa Laborde got a Director honourable mention for her superb work on Sarah Ruhl's Melancholy Play.
There was a tie for the Spotlight Award, given to a featured artist in a festival show. The strong ensemble from The Art Of Catching Pigeons By Torchlight, created by Jordan Tannahill and drawn from actual interviews with people working the nightshift, shared the award with director Andrea Donaldson's work on Montparnasse.
The Contra Guys Award for oustanding new play went to Joel Thomas Hynes's Say Nothing Saw Wood.
And a new prize this year called the Arts Professional Award, went to those creative improvisors at Impromptu Splendor.
Look for NOW's Wrap-up in Thursday's issue.[rssbreak]