Thursday, 2 March 2017

CLASS OF 2017: The Winners of the 7th Annual Thespian Spirit Awards

OUSTANDING ENSEMBLE: The University Players (Catherine Mulgrave
For a deeply affecting and thought-provoking production, anchored by powerful performances from an accomplished cast and a quiet meditation on courage, resilience and survival against the odds. 

OUTSTANDING ACTOR: Akeem Mignott (Frank the Freak
For a thoroughly captivating turn as an unsightly hunchback with a heart of gold, an outcast who reminds you that looks can be utterly deceiving. 

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS: Leonie Forbes (Not My Child
For a masterful, note-perfect portrayal of a struggling matriarch whose fight for her family’s honour is testament to steely resolve and the strength of a woman. 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR: Dennis Titus (Four Can’t Play
For an arresting and nuanced performance as a flawed, conflicted spouse grappling with ego, pride and some serious inner demons. 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Maylynne Lowe (Four Can’t Play
For a sharp, thrilling turn as a self-possessed woman and free spirit oblivious to her role in the collapse of her marriage. 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR: Brian Heap (Catherine Mulgrave
For the sure-footed directorial brio he brought to one of the year’s most surprising, refreshing and well-staged productions. 

OUTSTANDING WRITER: David Tulloch (Across the Bridge
For producing arguably the year’s most emotionally charged plot, a compelling tale of mother-and-son, friends and lovers, betrayal and triumph over unimaginable tragedy. 

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Sabrina Thomas (3some
For honest and heartfelt work as a young career woman who, looking to turn up the heat in her love life, gets more than she bargained for. 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: LTM National Pantomime 
For 76 years of wholesome family entertainment, cultural celebration and delightful musical theatre exploring the ups and downs, joys and challenges, of Jamaican life then and now.






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