State Theatre applauds Naledi nominees

Thakgatso Setseta
The South African State Theatre celebrates the 25 Naledi Awards nominations for productions staged during the
2019 theatre calendar.
Naledi Theatre Awards CEO Dawn Lindberg initially announced that the Nominations Reveal Event, scheduled
for 24 March, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus emergency regulations, banning events attended by over
100 people.
“At this point the Naledi Theatre Awards annual event will go ahead as scheduled at the Mandela Stage at the
Joburg Theatre on 25 May, subject to any further restrictions being implemented,” Lindberg said.
Chairperson Kgomotso Christopher said: “We hope that all our theatre family are safe and well over this difficult
time, especially in light of the fact that many productions are being cancelled or put on hold, which will have
devastating effect on our industry and working actors.”
Artistic Director Aubrey Sekhabi said: “While I congratulate all the nominees for the Naledi awards, my special
congratulations goes to Angola Camp 13 and Xova for perseverance and resilience shown since their incubation
process until the mainstream. This is clear proof to all our productions under the SAST incubation programme that
success is within reach where there’s determination, energy and patience. We therefore wish all our nominees the
best of luck. This is once again testament to the diversity of the work developed by the South African State Theatre
and the excellence it upholds.”

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