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Naledi Theatre Awards all the winners

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06/25/2018 13:23:07

Chairperson of the Naledi Awards, Kgomotso Christopher, on behalf of the board and judges, congratulates the winners of the Naledi Theatre Awards.

These awards were for productions staged during 2017. The winners were announced at a glittering ceremony at the Teatro Montecasino on June 18.

NALEDI THEATRE AWARDS WINNERS
Best Supporting Actress Khutjo Green – Molière’s Tartuffe
Best Supporting Actor John Lata – The Suitcase
Best Production For Children (Supported by ASSITEJ SA) (0 – 12) Cloud Catcher – Prod. by Odd Body Theatre, dir. by Richard Antrobus
Best Production For Young Audiences (Supported by ASSITEJ SA) (1317) Onderwêreld – Prod. by Andre Stolz Productions, dir. by Andre Stolz
Best Performance In A Production For Young Audiences (Supported by ASSITEJ SA) Jaques De Silva – Taking Flight
Best Newcomer/Breakthrough Phillip Schnetler as “Adam/Felicia” – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Best Costume Design Sasha Ehlers – Molière’s Tartuffe
Best Lighting Design Joshua Cutts – West Side Story
Best Set Design Conor Murphy – West Side Story
Best Sound Design or Soundscape Gladman Balintulo – Sarafina!
Best Original Score / Arrangement / Musical Adaptation Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (Additional music & arrangement) – King Kong: Legend of a Boxer
Best Musical Director Charl-Johan Lingenfelder – West Side Story
Best Ensemble Molière’s Tartuffe – Prod. by The Fortune Cookie Theatre Company in collab. with the French Institute of South Africa, written by Molière, adapted by Richard Wilbur, dir. by Sylvaine Strike
Best Original Choreography For A Play, Musical / Revue Louisa Talbot – West Side Story
Best Director Of A Musical / Revue Jonathan Munby – King Kong: Legend of a Boxer
Best Director Of A Play Lesedi Job – When Swallows Cry
Best Supporting / Featured Performance In A Musical / Revue: Female Ntambo Rapatla as “Miriam” – King Kong: Legend of a Boxer
Best Supporting / Featured Performance In A Musical / Revue: Male Sanda Shandu as “Lucky” – King Kong: Legend of a Boxer
Best Lead Performance In A Musical: Female Lynelle Kenned as “Maria” – West Side Story
Best Lead Performance In A Musical: Male David Dennis as “Bernadette” – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Best Lead Performance In A Play: Female Jennifer Steyn – The Inconvenience of Wings
Best Lead Performance In A Play: Male Andrew Buckland – The Inconvenience of Wings
Best Performance In A Solo Production: Female / Male Gideon Lombard – Die reuk van appels
Best New South African Script When Swallows Cry – Prod. by The Market Theatre, written by Mike van Graan, dir. by Lesedi Job
Best Production Of A Play When Swallows Cry – Prod. by The Market Theatre, written by Mike van Graan, dir. by Lesedi Job
Best Production Of A Musical King Kong: Legend of a Boxer – Prod. by Eric Abraham & The Fugard Theatre, written by Harry Bloom, dir. by Jonathan Munby

SPECIAL AWARDS FOR 2017
World Impact Award: William Kentridge Lesedi
Spirit of Courage Award: Oscar von Memerty
Innovation in Theatre Award: Dorothy Ann Gould;
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Sandra Prinsloo & Don Mattera


NOTES TO EDITORS

The Naledi Theatre Awards have been in existence for 14 years and are recognised as the premier Awards event on the Gauteng Theatre Calendar. Its mission is to recognise and reward excellence in the Performing Arts, to raise the profile of Live Theatre and to create awareness of the abundant talent alive and well on our SA stages.

The Naledi Theatre Awards have honoured over 90 Lifetime Achievers: veteran artistes, technicians, and administrators who have dedicated their lives to SA Theatre, and also pays tribute to people in the arts who have taken their final bows during the year under review.

The Naledi Theatre Awards covers all mainstream professional productions from the period 1 January - 1 December of the previous year and the Naledi judges typically evaluate over 100 productions in approximately 27 categories. The Naledi panel of judges consists of informed and regular theatre-goers, academics and members of the media covering the arts in Johannesburg.


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Related Event:
Naledi Theatre Awards
Date: Monday, 25th May 2020
Related Venue:
Montecasino Complex, Fourways Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa