Reps Theatre has released the names of nominees for Reps Afdis Awards for 2012, covering all Repertory Players productions staged in Reps Theatre and in Theatre Upstairs during the past year.
The awards ceremony will take place at Reps on Saturday March 9, when winners of each of the categories will be named.
Each year the Reps Afdis Awards are handed out in recognition of achievement and effort and to reward and encourage excellence, covering all Repertory Players productions staged during the previous year.
Nominees for 2012
The John Keeling Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Zoran Zec and Musa Saruro (both in Leading Ladies); Paul Shephard and Ryan Lawrence (Boeing Boeing).
The George Barnes Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Vanessa Vos (Table Manners), Chipo Chikara (Leading Ladies), Amy Bolt (Peter Pan) and Erin Sticklen (Chapter Two).
The Alan Parkinson Award for Best Supporting Actor
Larry Greef (Hairspray), John Dennison (Table Manners), Mufaro Muyambo (Hysterical History of the TrojanWar), Stephane Thomas (Peter Pan), Mike Blackburn (Boeing Boeing) and Adriano Gorassini (Julius Caesar).
The Allan Shaw Award for Best Supporting Actress
Emily Greeff (Hysterical History of the Trojan War), Jamie McLaren (Boeing Boeing), Victoria Carter (Hairspray), Kayla Thomas (Peter Pan), Min'enhle Nguni (Hysterical History of the Trojan War), Thea Cutler (Julius Caesar), Meredith Render (Hysterical History of the Trojan War), Chloe Cattin (Chapter Two) and Fiona Garrity (Table Manners).
The Prentice Trophy for Best Minor Performance
Min'enhle Nguni (Hairspray), Marc Thomas (Shout!), Gail Cooper (Peter Pan, Philippa Johnston (Leading Ladies), Linda Hyde (Peter Pan), Richard Sticklen (Hairspray).
The Reps Award for best performance by a junior under the age of 16
Kayla Thomas, Amy Bolt and Jordan Charnley (all Peter Pan)
The Alistair and Wendy Booth Award for Best Comedy Performance
Zoran Zec (Leading Ladies), Chipo Chikara (Leading Ladies), Paul Shephard (Boeing Boeing), Mike Blackburn (Boeing Boeing), Musa Saruro (Leading Ladies), Larry Greeff (Hairspray) and Martin Bolt (Peter Pan).
Dave Roberts Memorial Trophy for most outstanding musical performance
Charlene Fireyi (Hairspray), David Bvumbe (Shout!), Munya Gurumatunhu (Shout!), Chris van der Walt (The A-Z Of Rock) and Collina Mvududu (Shout!).
The Sue Greener Technical Award
Karen Howard-Beard (lighting design and operation for Chapter Two); Mike Blackburn (set design for Boeing Boeing), Aileen Taylor (wardrobe for Hairspray), Hesbe Chivers (wardrobe for Peter Pan), Linda Hyde (set design for Eclipsed) and Linda Hyde (set design for Chapter Two).
The Hugh Dornhurst Trophy for best first Reps performance
Min'enhle Nguni (Hysterical History of the Trojan War), Victoria Carter (Hairspray), Mande Snyman (Shout!), Jordan Charnley (Peter Pan) and Charlene Fireyi (Hairspray).
The Reps Trophy for best contribution to dance and movement
June Cloete, Michelle Nativel and Timikha Fisher (Shout!) and Michelle Nativel (Hairspray)
All Reps productions, stage managers, amateur directors and properties people automatically go forward as nominees in their respective categories.
Three special awards will be won for individual contribution to the Repertory Players, at judges discretion: Adrian Stanley Award, Steve Bonney Award and Munro trophy.
The awards are sponsored by African Distillers and the award for Best Production of the Year is the Oude Meester Award of Excellence.