The Market Theatre Foundation walked away with seven awards at the 2022 17th Annual Naledi Theatre Awards
The large number of nominations and awards scooped by the Market Theatre Foundation at this year’s prestigious event is evidence of our Theatre’s passion to work with artists who are determined to raise the bar on South African excellence.
On Monday, 16 May 2022 theatre actors, directors and producers across Gauteng gathered at the Joburg Theatre for the Naledi Theatre Awards which are hailed as The Oscars of South Africa. The Naledi’s are designed to promote local theatre and recognise and reward theatre practitioners for their excellence and contribution to the performing arts.
Market Theatre Foundation is set to maintain an authentic South African cultural experience which is committed to providing the highest level of artistic excellence in all aspects of the performing and visual arts in which the education and development of a diverse community of artists, audiences and technicians is assured.
Artistic director James Ngcobo stated that even though the sector had to deal with the calamity of the last two years, this pandemic did not stop all their efforts as a sector to keep making work for theatre enthusiast.
The Market Theatre continues to play a vital role in unearthing young voices and creating of thought-provoking works that’s evident variety of work that where acknowledged this past Monday. That role has been amply rewarded this year with so many of its performers and productions being found worthy candidates for the industry’s prestigious Naledi awards.
“Thanks to all the Naledi judges who kept coming to the theatre to watch the works that we have been programming in the bleakest of all times”said James Ngcobo
List of winners below:
- BEST PRODUCTION: TERTIARY-/INCUBATOR THEATRE Peeling Shadows by KwaSha Theatre Company in association with the Market Theatre Laboratory
- BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Ruan Wessels Brothers Prod. by the Market Theatre
- BEST ORIGINAL SCORE / ARRANGEMENT / ADAPTATION
Simon Kohler Kamphoer Prod. by the Market Theatre and the Roodepoort Theatre, in association with Theatre Rocket
- BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SOLO PRODUCTION
Sandra Prinsloo Kamphoer Prod. by the Market Theatre and the Roodepoort Theatre, in association with Theatrerocket
- BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
Kosie Smit Brothers Prod. by the Market Theatre
- BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY
Joint Andre Odendaal Dop Prod. by the Market Theatre
Joint Thabo Malema A Better Life Prod. by the Market Theatre
BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
A Better Life Prod. by the Market Theatre
The Market Theatre Foundation salutes all nominees and winners
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