Inxusa theatre awards unveiled


AMAKHOSI Theatre Centre has introduced Inxusa Theatre Awards 2014 after the just-ended edition of the arts festival which saw 156 artists perform in 12 theatre productions over five days.

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According to Cont Mhlanga, the director of Amakhosi Theatre Centre and organiser of Inxusa Festival, management appointed a three member Awards panel to select nominees for the new awards or all performers that graced the festival stages.

“The awards seek to recognise and celebrate the individual theatre talent, effort and commitment by theatre artists who make it to the theatre fiesta every year adding value to their performance credentials and CVs,” Mhlanga said.

“Without them there can be no theatre festival.”

Nine theatre categories for the awards this year would be best actress, best actor, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best playwright, best production, best director, best costume and special mention award.

Mhlanga revealed that more categories would be added as roles that are worth rewarding appear at each festival edition, adding that the awards will readily assume the names of sponsors as the festival has already begun to solicit for such support from partners and well-wishers.

Sponsors will be responsible for prizes for the award winner.

Below are the nominees for the 2014 Inxusa Theatre Awards;

  • Best actress:
    Prosper Sibanda as Khanya in The Civil Servant ,
    Xanier Dlomo as MaKhumalo in Song of A Woman ,
    Victoria Mbedzi as Vero in Uproot the Rot .
  • Best actor:
    Albert Moyo as Bra Vee in The Madalaz,
    Thulani Mbambo as Ndiweni in Song of a Woman ,
    Josphat Ndlovu as Elton in The Civil Servant .
  • Best playwright:
    Melusi Moyo and Otilda Ndlovu in Ubuntu,
    Thabani H Moyo in The Civil Servant
    Thabiso Phiri in A Generation of Bondage.
  • Best production:
    Song Of a Woman directed by Thembelihle Moyo
    The Civil Servant directed by Thabani H Moyo
    The Madalaz directed by Styx Mhlanga,
  • Best director:
    Thembelihle Moyo for Song of A Woman,
    Thabani H Moyo for The Civil Servant ,
    Styx Mhlanga for The Madalaz.
  • Best costume:
    Silibeni Moyo Mama in Bones,
    Amanda Ncube as a mine worker in A Cry for Freedom ,
    Progress Moyo as Nurse in Uproot The Rot.
  • Best supporting actress:
    Melissa Baloyi as Head in Staffroom,
    Nobuhle Nkala as Babakazi in Ubuntu,
    Silibeni Moyo as Mama in Bones.
  • Best supporting actor:
    Thabani Ndlovu as doctor in Uproot the Rot
    William Ndlovu as the soldier in Bones,
    Leonard Phiri as Themba in The Civil Servant .
  • Special mention award:
    upane State University in the presentation of Poetic,
    Victory Siyanqoba in the presentation of Bones,
    Mutare Polytechnic in the presentation of Afro Fusion.

Winners will be announced at a later date before the next festival edition where they will be presented with medals, certificates and prizes from sponsors of particular awards.


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