AFDA is proud to announce that alumna Berenice Barbier won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 58th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards held at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch on Sunday, 26 March for her role as ‘Honey’ in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Berenice also recently received a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Naledi Theatre Awards which will take place the 22 May at the Joburg Theatre Mandela Stage.
“Berenice delivered an outstanding performance in Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by Sylvaine Strike and was deservedly nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Fleur du Cap Award. Scooping the award at the Fleur du Cap Awards Ceremony this weekend made her achievement more special because this is Berenice’s first professional stage production!
And the moment is not over, as she has just been nominated in the Naledi Best Supporting Actress category! Congratulations Berenice what wonderful recognition of your work.” says AFDA Cape Town Live Performance Co-ordinator, Liz Mills.
The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, amongst the most coveted within the South African performing arts fraternity, have been honouring theatre excellence since 1965. Support for the theatre also has a broader significance. Long before our democracy was entrenched, the theatre could give a voice to the otherwise unheard. Today, it continues to provide powerful and challenging insights and helps to transform the public consciousness.
The Naledi Theatre Awards was founded in 2004 and is recognised as the Premier Awards Event on the Gauteng Theatre Calendar. It was founded by the late Dawn Lindberg, together with her husband, Living Legend Des Lindberg. Naledi’s 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.