14 March 2019, News
AFDA Johannesburg staff have picked up three nominations for the Naledi Theatre Awards 2019. Liezl de Kock - Best Lead Performance in a Play (Female) for Sussie Cilliers in "African Gothic", David Dennis - Best Supporting/Featured Actor in a Play for Inspector Theo Abrahams in "Green Man Flashing" and Heidi Mollentze - Best Supporting/Featured Actress in a Play for Rona in "The Revlon Girl".
“I am so humbled to be nominated for Best Supporting/Featured Actress in a Play. Thank you Naledi Theatre Awards! Congratulations to my AFDA Johannesburg Live Performance colleagues David Dennis and Liezl De Cock on their nominations.” says Heidi Mollentza.
The 2019 NALEDI THEATRE AWARDS EVENT for productions staged during 2018: Monday 20 May 2019 on the Mandela Stage @ the Joburg Theatre.
The Naledi Theatre Awards have been in existence for 15 years and is recognised as the Premier Awards Event on the Gauteng Theatre Calendar. Our 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 South African stages. The Naledi Theatre Awards has honoured 62 Lifetime Achievers: veteran artistes, technicians and administrators who have dedicated their lives to South African Theatre while paying tribute to people in the arts who have taken their final bows during the year under review. The Naledi Theatre Awards covers all mainstream professional productions from the period 1 January to 1 December of the previous year and the Naledi Judges typically evaluate over 100 productions in 30 categories. The Naledi Panel of Judges consists of informed and regular theatregoers, academics and members of the media covering the arts in Johannesburg.
AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.