Naledi Theatre Awards 2016: Nominees

  1. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Ameera Patel                      Cincinatti – Scenes from City Life
  • Dorothy Ann Gould             The Something Prince
  • Janna Ramos-Violante         Doubt
  • Liezl de Kock                      Crazy in Love
  • Mwenya Kabwe                   Doubt
  • Thami Ngoma                     Crepuscule
  1. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • Carel Nel                            People Are Living There
  • Conrad Kemp                      Crepuscule
  • Phillip M Dikotla                  Fishers of Hope
  • Phillip Tipo Tindisa              Fishers of Hope
  • Shaun Oelf                         Fishers of Hope
  • Sven Ruygrok                     Epstein – The Man Who Made The Beatles
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. BEST PERFORMANCE IN A CHILDRENS’ THEATRE PRODUCTION
  • Shelley Simon                     Disney’s The Little Mermaid
  • Andile Magxaki                    Shrek’ The Musical. JR.
  • Sarah Malherbe                   Disney’s The Little Mermaid
  • Jana Louw                           Shrek’ The Musical. JR.
  • Devon Flemmer                   A Year With Frog and Toad
  • Gamelihle Bovana                James And The Giant Peach
  1. BEST NEWCOMER / BREAKTHROUGH (the Brett Goldin Award) Sponsored by Distell
  • Dionne Song                        Sleeping Beauty
  • Francois Jacobs                    People Are Living There
  • Menzi Mkhwane                    A Voice I Cannot Silence
  • Nokuthula Ledwaba              Noise
  • Rowlen von Gericke              Noise
  • Sipho Mahlatshana               Hinterland
  • Thabo Rametsi                     Noise
  1. BEST COSTUME DESIGN
  • Floris Louw                           After Animals
  • Margo Fleisch                       Miss Dietrich Regrets
  • Melissa van Eck                    Aspoestertjie
  • Neil Stuart Harris                  Sweeney Todd, the Demon barber of Fleet Street
  • Nthabiseng Makone               Lepatata
  • Thando Lobese                     Crepuscule
  1. BEST LIGHTING DESIGN (Sponsored by ROBE Lighting)
  • Declan Randall                      Sister Act
  • Denis Hutchinson                  Miss Dietrich Regrets
  • Kevin Stannet                       After Animals
  • Michael Broderick                  A Voice I Cannot Silence
  • Nomvula Molepo                    Crepuscule
  • Patrick Curtis                        Fishers of Hope
  • Tina Le Roux                         Sweeney Todd, the Demon barber of Fleet Street
  1. BEST AV / ANIMATION
  • Adam Pelkowitz                    I’m Playing Your Song
  • Declan Randall                     Sister Act
  • JanHendrik Burger                After Animals
  • Jurgen Meekel                     Cincinatti – Scenes from City Life
  • Sue Pam-Grant                    The Something Prince
  • Wilhelm Disbergen               Colour Me Human

 

  1. BEST SET DESIGN (Sponsored by Dreamsets)
  • Declan Randall                      Sister Act
  • Denis Hutchinson                  The Imagined Land
  • Greg King                             Sweeney Todd, the Demon barber of Fleet Street
  • Nadya Cohen                        A Voice I Cannot Silence
  • Nataniël                               After Animals
  • Patrick Curtis                        Fishers of Hope
  • Sue Pam-Grant                     The Something Prince
  1. BEST SOUND DESIGN (Sponsored by DWR Distribution)
  • Ken Crossley & Larry Pullen      Aspoestertjie
  • Larry Pullen                            After Animals
  • Mark Malherbe                        Sweeney Todd, the Demon barber of Fleet Street
  • Paul Riekert                            Noise
  • Mark Malherbe                        Little Shop Of Horrors
  • Trevor Peters                          Sister Act
  1. BEST SCORE / ARRANGEMENT / ADAPTATION
  • Jonathan Roxmouth & Bryan Schimmel       I’m Playing Your Song
  • Joseph Makhanza                                      Lepatata
  • Kutlwano Masote                                       Masote’s Dream
  • Nataniël                                                   After Animals
  • Nceba Gongxeka                                       Fishers of Hope
  • Steve Dyer                                               Colour Me Human

 

  1. BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR
  • Justin Southey                      Little Shop Of Horrors
  • Machiel Roets                       Aspoestertjie
  • Nataniël                               After Animals
  • Rowan Bakker                      Sweeney Todd, the Demon barber of Fleet Street
  • Rowan Bakker                      Sister Act
  • Steve Dyer                           Colour Me Human
  1. BEST EMERGING VOICE (Sponsored by The Market Theatre)
  • Lidija Marelic                        Writer / Director
  • Sonia Radebe                       Choreographer
  • Phala Phala                          Writer / Director
  • Joanna Evans                       Writer / Director
  1. 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.

 

  1. 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. Created by Bobby Rodwell, Dialogue by Lesego Rampolokeng, Dir. by Monageng “Vice” Motshabi.
  1. BEST ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY
  • Grant van Ster                                       Fishers of Hope
  • Ian & Viv Von Memerty                           Fantastic 50
  • Martin van Heerden & Bradley Dreyer       After Animals
  • Nhlanhla Mahlangu                                 Crepuscule
  • Nicol Sheraton                                       Sister Act
  • Sonia Radebe & Nhlanhla Mahlangu         Colour Me Human
  1. BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL / REVUE
  • Alan Swerdlow                     I’m Playing Your Song
  • Janice Honeyman                 Sister Act
  • Nataniël                              After Animals
  • Steven Stead                       Sweeney Todd, the Demon barber of Fleet Street
  • Steven Stead                       Little Shop Of Horrors
  • Weslee Lauder                     Aspoestertjie
  1. BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
  • Caroline Smart                         Hinterland
  • Greg Homann                           A Voice I Cannot Silence
  • James Cuningham                    Doubt
  • Jenine Collocott                        The Snow Goose
  • Khayelihle Dom Gumede           Crepuscule
  • Makhaola Ndebele                    Lepatata
  • Marthinus Basson                     As Die Broek Pas
  • Monageng “Vice”                      The Story I am about to Tell
  1. BEST SUPPORT / FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL
  • Adam Pelkowitz                                   Sweeney Todd, the Demon barber of Fleet Street
  • Clint Lesch                                          Aspoestertjie
  • Cobus Venter & Tiaan Rautenbach         Aspoestertjie
  • Michelle Levin                                      Sleeping Beauty
  • Phumi Mncayi                                      Sister Act
  • Soli Philander                                      Aspoestertjie
  • Zak Hendrikz                                       Little Shop Of Horrors
  1. BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL (Female)
  • Candice van Litsenborgh                  Little Shop Of Horrors
  • Candida Mosoma                             Sister Act
  • Charon Williams-Ros                        Sweeney Todd, the Demon barber of Fleet Street
  • Kate Normington                             Sister Act
  • Marlee van der Merwe                      Aspoestertjie
  • Sharon Spiegel-Wagner                    I’m Playing Your Song
  1. BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL (Male)
  • Alan Committie                            Little Shop Of Horrors
  • Jonathan Roxmouth                     Sweeney Todd, the Demon barber of Fleet Street
  • Jonathan Roxmouth                     I’m Playing Your Song
  • Keith Smith                                 Sister Act
  • Nataniël                                      After Animals
  • Tobie Cronjé                                Sleeping Beauty
  1. BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY (Female)
  • Anna-Mart van der Merwe         People Are Living There
  • Antoinette Kellerman                As Die Broek Pas
  • Clare Mortimer                         A Voice I Cannot Silence
  • Fiona Ramsay                          Miss Dietrich Regrets
  • Fiona Ramsay                          Doubt
  • Lesedi Job                               Fishers of Hope
  • Sylvaine Strike                        Black and Blue
  • Warona Seane                         Tin Bucket Drum
  1. BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY (Male)
  • Attandwa Kani                        Black and Blue
  • Craig Morris                           Johnny Boskak Is Feeling Funny
  • Craig Urbani                           Morecambe
  • James Mac Ewan                    Doubt
  • Mncedisi Shabangu                 Fishers of Hope
  • Nicholas Pauling                     Epstein – The Man Made The Beatles
  • Ralph Lawson                         A Voice I Cannot Silence
  • Wessel Pretorius                     UNDONE/ONT-
  1. BEST NEW SA SCRIPT (Sponsored by The South African State Theatre)
  • A Voice I Cannot Silence                   – Prod. by the SA State Theatre in ass. with ATSA & The National Arts Festival.  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.
  1. BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
  • A Voice I Cannot Silence                 – Prod. by the SA State Theatre in ass. with ATSA & The National Arts Festival.  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, James Cairns & Taryn Bennett, Dir. by Jenine Collocott.
  1. 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, the Demon barber of Fleet Street        – 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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