Theatre

Naledi Theatre Awards Nominees.

The Naledi Theatre Awards have been in existence for 11 years and are recognised as the Premier Awards event on the Gauteng Theatre Calendar. Its mission is to recognize 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 nominees are as follows:

1. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Ameera Patel – Cincinatti – Scenes from City Life – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Barney Simon, Dir. by Clive Mathibe.

Dorothy Ann Gould – The Something Prince – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written & Dir. by Sue Pam-Grant.

Janna Ramos-Violante – Doubt – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Witten by John Patrick Shanley, Dir. by James Cuningham.

Liezl de Kock – Crazy in Love – Prod. by A Conspiracy of Clowns in ass. with The Market Theatre. Written by Rob Murray, Andrew Buckland, & Liezl de Kock, Dir. Rob Murray.

Mwenya Kabwe – Doubt – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Witten by John Patrick Shanley, Dir. by James Cuningham. Thami Ngoma – Crepuscule – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Can Themba, Adapt. & Dir. by Khayelihle Dom Gumede.

2. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Carel Nel – People Are Living There – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Athol Fugard, Dir. by André Odendaal.

Conrad Kemp Crepuscule – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Can Themba, Adapt. & Dir. by Khayelihle Dom Gumede.

Phillip M Dikotla Fishers of Hope – Prod. by the Baxter Theatre Centre & Mopo Productions in ass. with the SA State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Lara Foot.

Phillip Tipo Tindisa Fishers of Hope – Prod. by the Baxter Theatre Centre & Mopo Productions in ass. with the SA State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Lara Foot.

Shaun Oelf Fishers of Hope – Prod. by the Baxter Theatre Centre & Mopo Productions in ass. with the SA State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Lara Foot.

Sven Ruygrok Epstein – – Prod. by Pieter Toerien. Written by Andrew Sherlock, Dir. by Fred Abrahamse. The Man Who Made The Beatles

3. BEST PRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN (Supported by Assitej SA) (0 – 12)

A Year With Frog and Toad – Prod. by The National Children’s Theatre. Written by Arnold Lobel, Adapt. & Dir. by Francois Theron.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid – Prod. by People’s Theatre. Based on book by Hans Christian Andersen, Dir. by Jill Girard & Keith Smith.

Patchwork – Prod. by Pillow Fort Productions & ASSITEJ SA. Devised by the cast, Dir. by Joanna Evans.

Shrek’ The Musical. JR. – Prod. by People’s Theatre. Based on book by William Steig, Dir. by Jill Girard & Keith Smith.

The Adventures of Oliver Twist – Prod. by The National Children’s Theatre. Written by Charles Dickens, Adapt. & Dir. by Francois Theron.

4. BEST PRODUCTION FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES (Supported by Assitej SA) (13 – 17)

Making Mandela – Prod. by KBT Productions & Hello Elephant in ass. with the SA State Theatre & Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Written & Dir. by Nick Warren & Jenine Collocott.

Mis – Prod. by André Stolz Productions. Written by Reza de Wet, Dir. by André Stolz.

Short, Stories, Alive – Prod. by Nobulali Productions. Edited by Sandy Kerr, Dir. by Neil Coppen.

So Where To – Prod. by the Sibikwa Arts Centre. Written & Dir. by Phyllis Klotz & Smal Ndaba.

Uhambo The Journey – Prod. by the SA State Theatre in ass. with the Sibikwa Arts Centre. Written & Dir. by Phyllis Klotz & Smal Ndaba.

5. BEST PERFORMANCE IN A CHILDRENS’ THEATRE PRODUCTION

Shelley Simon – Disney’s The Little Mermaid – Prod. by People’s Theatre. Based on book by Hans Christian Andersen, Dir. by Jill Girard & Keith Smith.

Andile Magxaki – Shrek’ The Musical. JR. – Prod. by People’s Theatre. Based on book by William Steig, Adapt. & Dir. by Jill Girard & Keith Smith.

Sarah Malherbe – Disney’s The Little Mermaid – Prod. by People’s Theatre. Based on book by Hans Christian Andersen, Dir. by Jill Girard & Keith Smith.

Jana Louw – Shrek’ The Musical. JR. – Prod. by People’s Theatre. Based on book by William Steig, Adapt. & Dir. by Jill Girard & Keith Smith.

Devon Flemmer – A Year With Frog and Toad – Prod. by The National Children’s Theatre. Written by Arnold Lobel, Adapt. & Dir. by Francois Theron.

Gamelihle Bovana – James And The Giant Peach – Prod. by The National Children’s Theatre. Written by Roald Dahl, Adapt. & Dir. by Francois Theron.

6. BEST NEWCOMER / BREAKTHROUGH (the Brett Goldin Award) Sponsored by Distell

Dionne Song – Sleeping Beauty – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written & Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

Francois Jacobs – People Are Living There – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Athol Fugard, Dir. by André Odendaal.

Menzi Mkhwane – A Voice I Cannot Silence – Prod. by Arts Trust of SA (ATSA). Written by Greg Homann & Ralph Lawson, Dir. by Greg Homann.

Nokuthula Ledwaba – Noise – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written by Alex Jones, Dir. by Dorothy Ann Gould.

Rowlen von Gericke – Noise – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written by Alex Jones, Dir. by Dorothy Ann Gould.

Sipho Mahlatshana – Hinterland – Prod. by Duncan Buwalda with funding from the Arts & Culture Trust & Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Written by Duncan Buwalda, Dir. by Caroline Smart.

Thabo Rametsi – Noise – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written by Alex Jones, Dir. by Dorothy Ann Gould.

7. BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Floris Louw – After Animals – Prod. by Emperors Palace & Nataniël House Of Music. Written & Dir. by Nataniël.

Margo Fleisch – Miss Dietrich Regrets – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Written by Gail Louw, Dir. by Sylvaine Strike.

Melissa van Eck – Aspoestertjie – Prod. by Add-Life Productions. Adapt. by Cobus Venter, Dir. by Weslee Lauder.

Neil Stuart Harris – Sweeney Todd – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Hugh Wheeler, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Nthabiseng Makone – Lepatata – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written by Moagi Modise, Dir. by Makhaola Ndebele.

Thando Lobese – Crepuscule – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Can Themba, Adapt. & Dir. by Khayelihle Dom Gumede.

8. BEST LIGHTING DESIGN (SPONSORED BY ROBE LIGHTING)
Declan Randall – Sister Act – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written by Joseph Howard, Adapt. by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

Denis Hutchinson – Miss Dietrich Regrets – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Written by Gail Louw, Dir. by Sylvaine Strike.

Kevin Stannet – After Animals – Prod. by Emperors Palace & Nataniël House Of Music. Written & Dir. by Nataniël.

Michael Broderick – A Voice I Cannot Silence – Prod. by Arts Trust of SA (ATSA). Written by Greg Homann & Ralph Lawson, Dir. by Greg Homann.

Nomvula Molepo – Crepuscule – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Can Themba, Adapt. & Dir. by Khayelihle Dom Gumede.

Patrick Curtis – Fishers of Hope – Prod. by the Baxter Theatre Centre & Mopo Productions in ass. with the SA State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Lara Foot.

Tina Le Roux – Sweeney Todd – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Hugh Wheeler, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Dir. by Steven Stead.

9. BEST AV / ANIMATION
Adam Pelkowitz – I’m Playing Your Song – Prod. by Pieter Toerien. Written by Jonathan Roxmouth & Alan Swerdlow, Dir. by Alan Swerdlow.

Declan Randall – Sister Act – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written by Joseph Howard, Adapt. by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

JanHendrik Burger – After Animals – Prod. by Emperors Palace & Nataniël House Of Music. Written & Dir. by Nataniël.

Jurgen Meekel – Cincinatti – Scenes from City Life – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Barney Simon, Dir. by Clive Mathibe.

Sue Pam-Grant – The Something Prince – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written by Sue Pam-Grant, Dir. by Sue Pam-Grant.

Wilhelm Disbergen – Colour Me Human – Prod. by the Joburg Theatre in ass. with Colour Me Human NPC. Created by Steve Dyer, Dir. by Makhaola Ndebele.

10. BEST SET DESIGN (SPONSORED BY DREAMSETS)
Declan Randall – Sister Act – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written by Joseph Howard, Adapt. by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

Denis Hutchinson – The Imagined Land – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square by arr. with the National Arts Festival & SA State Theatre. Written by Craig Higginson, Dir. by Malcolm Purkey.

Greg King – Sweeney Todd – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Hugh Wheeler, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Nadya Cohen – A Voice I Cannot Silence – Prod. by Arts Trust of SA (ATSA). Written by Greg Homann & Ralph Lawson, Dir. by Greg Homann.

Nataniël – After Animals – Prod. by Emperors Palace & Nataniël House Of Music. Written & Dir. by Nataniël.

Patrick Curtis – Fishers of Hope – Prod. by the Baxter Theatre Centre & Mopo Productions in ass. with the SA State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Lara Foot.

Sue Pam-Grant – The Something Prince – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written by Sue Pam-Grant, Dir. by Sue Pam-Grant.

11. BEST SOUND DESIGN (SPONSORED BY DWR DISTRIBUTION)
Ken Crossley & Larry Pullen – Aspoestertjie – Prod. by Add-Life Productions. Adapt. by Cobus Venter, Dir. by Weslee Lauder.

Larry Pullen – After Animals – Prod. by Emperors Palace & Nataniël House Of Music. Written & Dir. by Nataniël.

Mark Malherbe – Sweeney Todd – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Hugh Wheeler, Music & Lyrics by Step-hen Sondheim, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Paul Riekert – Noise – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written by Alex Jones, Dir. by Dorothy Ann Gould.

Mark Malherbe – Little Shop Of Horrors – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt Theatre. Written by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Trevor Peters – Sister Act – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written by Joseph Howard, Adapt. by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

12. BEST SCORE / ARRANGEMENT / ADAPTATION
Jonathan Roxmouth and Alan Swerdlow – I’m Playing Your Song – Prod. by Pieter Toerien. Written by Jonathan Roxmouth & Alan Swerdlow, Dir. by Alan Swerdlow. & Bryan Schimmel

Joseph Makhanza Lepatata – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written by Moagi Modise, Dir. by Makhaola Ndebele.

Kutlwano Masote – Masote’s Dream – Prod. by Thambo Theatre Producers, Co-Prod. by PACOFS, Soweto theatre, NAF & Orkater Theatre Company. Written & Dir. by Dagmar Slagmolen.

Nataniël – – After Animals – Prod. by Emperors Palace & Nataniël House Of Music. Written & Dir. by Nataniël.

Nceba Gongxeka – Fishers of Hope – Prod. by the Baxter Theatre Centre & Mopo Productions in ass. with the SA State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Lara Foot.

Steve Dyer – Colour Me Human – Prod. by the Joburg Theatre in ass. with Colour Me Human NPC. Created by Steve Dyer, Dir. by Makhaola Ndebele.

13. BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Justin Southey – Little Shop Of Horrors – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt Theatre. Written by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Machiel Roets – Aspoestertjie – Prod. by Add-Life Productions. Adapt. by Cobus Venter, Dir. by Weslee Lauder.

Nataniël – After Animals – Prod. by Emperors Palace & Nataniël House Of Music. Written & Dir. by Nataniël.

Rowan Bakker – Sweeney Todd – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Hugh Wheeler, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Rowan Bakker – Sister Act – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written by Joseph Howard, Adapt. by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

Steve Dyer – Colour Me Human – Prod. by the Joburg Theatre in ass. with Colour Me Human NPC. Created by Steve Dyer, Dir. by Makhaola Ndebele.

14. BEST EMERGING VOICE (SPONSORED BY THE MARKET THEATRE)
Lidija Marelic – Writer / Director
Sonia Radebe – Choreographer
Phala Phala – Writer / Director
Joanna Evans – Writer / Director

15. BEST PRODUCTION: CUTTING EDGE
Broken Plates – Prod. by Gita Pather for the SO SOLO FESTIVAL, Wits Theatre & staged by Aubrey Sekhabi for the MZANSI FELA FESTIVAL, SA State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Renos Nicos Spanoudes.

Crazy in Love – Prod. by A Conspiracy of Clowns in ass. with The Market Theatre. Written by Rob Murray, Andrew Buckland, & Liezl de Kock, Dir. Rob Murray. Johnny Boskak Is Feeling Funny – Prod. by Untouchable Productions. Written by Greig Coetzee, Co-Dir. by Roslyn Wood-Morris & Craig Morris.

Kafka’s Ape – Prod. by Gita Pather, staged at the SO SOLO FESTIVAL. Written by Franz Kafka, Adapt. & Dir. by Phala O. Phala.

Masote’s Dream – Prod. by Thambo Theatre Producers, Co-Prod. by PACOFS, Soweto theatre, NAF & Orkater Theatre Company. Written & Dir. by Dagmar Slagmolen.

UNDONE/ONT- – Prod. by Artscape, The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written & Dir. Wessel Pretorius.

We Didn’t Come To Hell For The Croissants : Seven Deadly New Stories for Consenting Adults – Prod. by POPArt Productions in ass. with Jemma Kahn. Written by Tertius Kapp, Rosa Lyster, Lebogang Mogashoa, Nicholas Spagnoletti, Justin Oswald & Louis Viljoen, Dir. by Lindiwe Matshikiza.

16. BEST ENSEMBLE
Colour Me Human – Prod. by The Joburg Theatre in ass. with Colour Me Human NPC. Created by Steve Dyer, Dir. by Makhaola Ndebele.

Lepatata – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written by Moagi Modise, Dir. by Makhaola Ndebele.

Making Mandela – Prod. by KBT Productions & Hello Elephant in ass. with the SA State Theatre & Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Written & Dir. by Nick Warren & Jenine Collocott.

PYTHONesque – Prod. by Pieter Toerien. Written by Roy Smiles, Dir. by Alan Swerdlow.

The Snow Goose – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn in collab. with KBT Productions. Written by Paul Gallico, Adapt. by Jenine Collocott, James Cairns & Taryn Bennett, Dir. by Jenine Collocott.

The Story I am about to Tell- Prod. by the Soweto Theatre. Conceptualized by Bobby Rodwel, Dialogue by Lesego Rampolokeng & Robert Colman, Dir. by Monageng “Vice” Motshabi.

17. BEST ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY
Grant van Ster Fishers of Hope – Prod. by the Baxter Theatre Centre & Mopo Productions in ass. with the SA State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Lara Foot.

Ian & Viv Von Memerty Fantastic 50 – Prod. by Ian von Memerty in ass. with Pieter Toerien. Written & Dir. by Ian & Viv von Memerty.

Martin van Heerden & After Animals – Prod. by Emperors Palace & Nataniël House Of Music. Written & Dir. by Nataniël. Bradley Dreyer

Nhlanhla Mahlangu Crepuscule – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Can Themba, Adapt. & Dir. by Khayelihle Dom Gumede.

Nicol Sheraton Sister Act – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written by Joseph Howard, Adapt. by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

Sonia Radebe / Nhlanhla Mahlangu – Colour Me Human – Prod. by the Joburg Theatre in ass. with Colour Me Human NPC. Created by Steve Dyer, Dir. by Makhaola Ndebele.

18. BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL / REVUE
Alan Swerdlow – I’m Playing Your Song – Prod. by Pieter Toerien. Written by Jonathan Roxmouth and Alan Swerdlow, Dir. by Alan Swerdlow.

Janice Honeyman – Sister Act – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written by Joseph Howard, Adapt. by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

Nataniël – – After Animals – Prod. by Emperors Palace & Nataniël House Of Music. Written & Dir. by Nataniël.

Steven Stead – Sweeney Todd – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Hugh Wheeler, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Steven Stead – Little Shop Of Horrors – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt Theatre. Written by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Weslee Lauder – Aspoestertjie – Prod. by Add-Life Productions. Adapt. by Cobus Venter, Dir. by Weslee Lauder.

19. BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Caroline Smart – Hinterland – Prod. by Duncan Buwalda with funding from the Arts & Culture Trust & Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Written by Duncan Buwalda, Dir. by Caroline Smart.

Greg Homann – A Voice I Cannot Silence – Prod. by Arts Trust of SA (ATSA). Written by Greg Homann & Ralph Lawson, Dir. by Greg Homann.

James Cuningham – Doubt – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Witten by John Patrick Shanley, Dir. by James Cuningham.

Jenine Collocott – The Snow Goose – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn in collab. with KBT Productions. Written by Paul Gallico, Adapt. by Jenine Collocott, James Cairns & Taryn Bennett, Dir. by Jenine Collocott.

Khayelihle Dom Gumede – Crepuscule – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Can Themba, Adapt. & Dir. by Khayelihle Dom Gumede.

Makhaola Ndebele – Lepatata – Prod. by Market Theatre & Windybrow Theatre. Written by Moagi Modise, Dir. by Makhaola Ndebele.

Marthinus Basson – As Die Broek Pas – Prod. by TEATERteater in ass. with The Market Theatre. Written by Manfred Karge, translated by Willem Anker, Dir. by Marthinus Basson.

Monageng “Vice” Motshabi – The Story I am about to Tell – Prod. by the Soweto Theatre. Conceptualized by Bobby Rodwell, Dialogue by Lesego Rampolokeng & Robert Colman, Dir. by Monageng “Vice” Motshabi.

20. BEST SUPPORT / FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL
Adam Pelkowitz – Sweeney Todd – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & Kickstart by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Hugh Wheeler, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Clint Lesch – Aspoestertjie – Prod. by Add-Life Productions. Adapt. by Cobus Venter, Dir. by Weslee Lauder.

Cobus Venter & Tiaan Rautenbach – Aspoestertjie – Prod. by Add-Life Productions. Adapt. by Cobus Venter, Dir. by Weslee Lauder.

Michelle Levin – Sleeping Beauty – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written & Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

Phumi Mncayi – Sister Act – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written by Joseph Howard, Adapt. by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

Soli Philander – Aspoestertjie – Prod. by Add-Life Productions. Adapt. by Cobus Venter, Dir. by Weslee Lauder.

Zak Hendrikz – Little Shop Of Horrors – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt Theatre. Written by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Dir. by Steven Stead.

21. BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL (FEMALE)
Candice van Litsenborgh – Little Shop Of Horrors- Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt Theatre. Written by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Candida Mosoma – Sister Act – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written by Joseph Howard, Adapt. by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

Charon Williams-Ros – Sweeney Todd – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Hugh Wheeler, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Kate Normington – Sister Act – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written by Joseph Howard, Adapt. by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

Marlee van der Merwe – Aspoestertjie – Prod. by Add-Life Productions. Adapt. by Cobus Venter, Dir. by Weslee Lauder. Sharon Spiegel-Wagner – I’m Playing Your Song – Prod. by Pieter Toerien. Written by Jonathan Roxmouth & Alan Swerdlow, Dir. by Alan Swerdlow.

22. BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL (MALE)
Alan Committie Little Shop Of Horrors – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt Theatre. Written by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Jonathan Roxmouth – Sweeney Todd – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Hugh Wheeler, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Jonathan Roxmouth – I’m Playing Your Song – Prod. by Pieter Toerien. Written by Jonathan Roxmouth & Alan Swerdlow, Dir. by Alan Swerdlow.

Keith Smith – Sister Act – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written by Joseph Howard, Adapt. by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

Nataniël – After Animals – Prod. by Emperors Palace & Nataniël House Of Music. Written & Dir. by Nataniël.

Tobie Cronjé – Sleeping Beauty – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written & Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

23. BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY (FEMALE)
Anna-Mart van der Merwe – People Are Living There – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Athol Fugard, Dir. by André Odendaal.

Antoinette Kellerman – As Die Broek Pas – Prod. by TEATERteater in ass. with The Market Theatre. Written by Manfred Karge, translated by Willem Anker, Dir. by Marthinus Basson.

Clare Mortimer – A Voice I Cannot Silence – Prod. by Arts Trust of SA (ATSA). Written by Greg Homann & Ralph Lawson, Dir. by Greg Homann.

Fiona Ramsay – Miss Dietrich Regrets – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Written by Gail Louw, Dir. by Sylvaine Strike.

Fiona Ramsay – Doubt – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Witten by John Patrick Shanley, Dir. by James Cuningham.

Lesedi Job – Fishers of Hope – Prod. by the Baxter Theatre Centre & Mopo Productions in ass. with the SA State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Lara Foot.

Sylvaine Strike – Black and Blue – Prod. by Kosie House of Theatre in ass. with The Market Theatre & Fortune Cookie Productions. Concept by Sylvaine Strike, Dir. by James Cuningham.

Warona Seane – Tin Bucket Drum – Prod. by Jade Bowers Design & Management in collab. with UJ Arts & Culture. Written by Neil Coppen, Dir. by Jade Bowers.

24. BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY (MALE)
Attandwa Kani – Black and Blue – Prod. by Kosie House of Theatre in ass. with The Market Theatre & Fortune Cookie Productions. Concept by Sylvaine Strike, Dir. by James Cuningham.

Craig Morris Johnny Boskak Is Feeling Funny- Prod. by Untouchable Productions. Written by Greig Coetzee, Co-Dir. by Roslyn Wood-Morris & Craig Morris.

Craig Urbani Morecambe – Prod. by Pieter Toerien. Written by Tim Whitnall, Dir. by Alan Swerdlow.

James Mac Ewan Doubt – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Witten by John Patrick Shanley, Dir. by James Cuningham.

Mncedisi Shabangu Fishers of Hope – Prod. by the Baxter Theatre Centre & Mopo Productions in ass. with the SA State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Lara Foot.

Nicholas Pauling Epstein – The Man Who Made The Beatles – Prod. by Pieter Toerien. Written by Andrew Sherlock, Dir. by Fred Abrahamse.

Ralph Lawson A Voice I Cannot Silence – Prod. by Arts Trust of SA (ATSA). Written by Greg Homann & Ralph Lawson, Dir. by Greg Homann.

Wessel Pretorius – UNDONE/ONT- – Prod. by Artscape, The Market Theatre & Windybrow Theatre. Written & Dir. by Wessel Pretorius.

25. BEST NEW SA SCRIPT (SPONSORED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN STATE THEATRE)
A Voice I Cannot Silence – Prod. by Arts Trust of SA (ATSA). Written by Greg Homann & Ralph Lawson, Dir. by Greg Homann.

Broken Plates – Prod. by Gita Pather for the SO SOLO FESTIVAL, Wits Theatre & staged by Aubrey Sekhabi for the MZANSI FELA FESTIVAL, State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Renos Spanoudes.

Crepuscule – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Can Themba, Adapt. & Dir. by Khayelihle Dom Gumede.

Fishers of Hope – Prod. by the Baxter Theatre Centre & Mopo Productions in ass. with the SA State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Lara Foot.

Hinterland – Prod. by Duncan Buwalda with funding from the Arts & Culture Trust & Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Written by Duncan Buwalda, Dir. by Caroline Smart.

Lepatata – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written by Moagi Modise, Dir. by Makhaola Ndebele.

The Imagined Land – Prod. by the A&G Theatre on the Square by arr. with the National Arts Festival & SA State Theatre. Written by Craig Higginson, Dir. by Malcolm Purkey.

26. BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
A Voice I Cannot Silence – Prod. by Arts Trust of SA (ATSA). Written by Greg Homann & Ralph Lawson, Dir. by Greg Homann.

Black and Blue – Prod. by Kosie House of Theatre in ass. with The Market Theatre & Fortune Cookie Productions. Concept by Sylvaine Strike, Dir. by James Cuningham.

Doubt – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Witten by John Patrick Shanley, Dir. by James Cuningham.

Fishers of Hope – Prod. by the Baxter Theatre Centre & Mopo Productions in ass. with the SA State Theatre. Written & Dir. by Lara Foot.

Hinterland – Prod. by Duncan Buwalda with funding from the Arts & Culture Trust & Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Written by Duncan Buwalda, Dir. by Caroline Smart.

Lepatata – Prod. by The Market Theatre & The Windybrow Theatre. Written by Moagi Modise, Dir. by Makhaola Ndebele.

Miss Dietrich Regrets – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn for the A&G Theatre on the Square. Written by Gail Louw, Dir. by Sylvaine Strike.

The Snow Goose – Prod. by Daphne Kuhn in collab. with KBT Productions. Written by Paul Gallico, Adapt. by Jenine Collocott, Dir. by James Cairns & Taryn Bennett, Dir. by Jenine Collocott.

27. BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL (the Joan Brickhill Award)
After Animals – Prod. by Emperors Palace & Nataniël House Of Music. Written & Dir. by Nataniël.

Aspoestertjie – Prod. by Add-Life Productions. Adapt. by Cobus Venter, Dir. by Weslee Lauder.

I’m Playing Your Song – Prod. by Pieter Toerien. Written by Jonathan Roxmouth & Alan Swerdlow, Dir. by Alan Swerdlow.

Little Shop Of Horrors – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt Theatre. Written by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Dir. by Steven Stead.

Sister Act – Prod. by Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre. Written by Joseph Howard, Adapt. by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Dir. by Janice Honeyman.

Sweeney Todd – Prod. by Pieter Toerien & KickstArt by arr. with DALRO (Pty) Ltd. Written by Hugh Wheeler, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Dir. by Steven Stead.

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