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Jambiz International Cops 19 Nominations in the Actor Boy Awards 2013

Patrick Brown's Ladies of the Night

Jambiz International Productions has emerged as the titan’s of the 2013 theatre scene copping a total of 19 nominations for their two plays Ladies of the Night and If There’s a Will There’s a Wife in the recently announced Actor Boy Awards Nominations. Indeed, both plays will be squaring off against each other for the majority of the major categories, including Best Production, Best New Jamaican Play and Best Director.

A member of the cast of the productions is also seeing double with Sakina Deer copping two nods in the Best Actress in A Supporting Role category for her performances in If There’s A Will There’s A Wife and Ladies of the Night. Camille Davis also found favour with the judges, earning a nod for Best Actress in a Lead Role for Ladies of the Night while Glen Campbell is among the nominees for Best Actor in a Lead Role for If There’s A Will There’s A Wife.

Julene Anderson and Melward Morris in Departure in the DarkBut while these two productions have racked up the highest number of nominations, they were not the only ones to score multiple nods. Departure in the Dark, produced by The University Players also copped an impressive nine nominations and is a contender for Best Production and Best Director. Additionally, the lead actresses from the remount, Julene Anderson and Nadean Rawlins, have both earned nominations. 

Indeed, 2013 appeared to be a great year for both actresses who have each been nominated twice. Both also received nominations for their performance in another of they year’s major contenders, DMH Production’s To the Finish which is nominated for Best New Jamaican Play.Nadean Rawlins and Christopher McFarlane both nominated for performances in To the Finish

Basil Dawkins’ My God Don’t Wear Pajamas and TaBoo (Backstory) are the other plays vying for the Best Production title. My God Don’t Wear Pajamas scoured a total of seven nominations including for Best Director and Best Actor in a Lead Role (Donald Anderson) while Taboo earned three.  

The 2013 Actor Boy Awards will be held on April 14, 2014 at The Talk of the Town, The Jamaica Pegasus.

Full List of Nominees

Best Production

Ladies of the Night - Jambiz International

If There’s a Will There’s a Wife - Jambiz International

Departure in the Dark - University Players

My God Don’t Wear Pajamas - Basil Dawkins

Taboo - Backstory

Best Director

Patrick Brown & Trevor Nairne  - Ladies of the Night

Patrick Brown & Trevor Nairne  - If There’s a Will There’s a Wife

Douglas Prout - My God Don’t Wear Pajamas

Dahlia Harris & Suzanne Beadle - To the Finish

Brian Heap - Departure in the Dark

Best Actor  in a Lead Role

Glen Campbell - If There’s a Will There’s a Wife                                   

Melward Morris - Departure in the Dark                                                                     

Donald Anderson - My God Don’t Wear Pajamas                                                  

Winston Bell - The Trouble with the Johnsons

Keith Ramsay - Clash

Best Actress  in a Lead Role

Nadean Rawlins - Departure in the Dark

Julene Robinson - To the Finish

Camille Davis - Ladies of the Night

Julene Robinson - Departure in the Dark

Dahlia Harris - Thicker than Water

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Jean – Paul Menou - My God Don’t Wear Pajamas

Christopher McFarlane -To the Finish

Tesfa Edwards - Anancy Chaptaz Winners’ Circle

Mark Martin - The Trouble with the Johnsons

Fabian Thomas - Jonkanoo Jamboree

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nadean Rawlins - To the Finish

Sakina Deer - If There’s a Will There’s a Wife

Suzette Barrett - Thicker Than Water

Sakina Deer - Ladies of the Night

Sabrena McDonald - Anancy Chaptaz Winners’ Circle

Best Comedy

Ladies of the Night - Jambiz International

If There’s a Will There’s a Wife - Jambiz international

Toy Boy - Basil Dawkins

Clash - RBT Productions

Best Tragedy

Blood Wedding - Edna Manley College (EMC) School of Drama

In the Red & Brown Water - Sankofa

Best Children’s Theatre

Anancy Chaptaz Winners’ Circle - Independent Actors Movement (IAM) & Damion Radcliffe

Cinderella Chronicles - Edna Manley College (EMC) School of Drama

Best Drama

Ladies of the Night - Jambiz International

Departure in the Dark - University Players

Thicker Than Water - DMH Productions

To the Finish - DMH Productions

My God Don’t Wear Pajamas - Basil Dawkins

Best Musical

Anancy Chaptaz Winners’ Circle - Independent Actors’ Movement (IAM) & Damion Radcliffe

Jonkanoo Jamboree - University Players

Cinderella Chronicles - Edna Manley College (EMC) School of Drama

Best New Jamaican Play

Ladies of the Night - Patrick Brown

If There’s a Will There’s a Wife  - Patrick Brown

To the Finish - Dahlia Harris

Anancy Chaptaz Winners’ Circle- Sabrena McDonald

Thicker Than Water - Dahlia Harris

Best Choreography

Paula Shaw & C. Pinkney - Anancy Chaptaz Winners Circle

M. Holgate & N. Nesbeth - Jonkanoo Jamboree

Kevin Moore - Cinderella Chronicles

Michael Holgate - Jamaica Sweet

Sharee McDonald-Russell - Ladies of the Night

Best Original Song

‘Warning’  (Anancy Chaptaz Winners’ Circle) - S. McDonald, H. Douse, A. Dennis

‘Jamaica Sweet’ (Jamaica Sweet) - D. Tulloch

‘More Money’ (Jamaica Sweet) - D. Tulloch

‘Can’t cross the Barrier’ (Jonkanoo Jamboree) - Michael Holgate & Jon-Joseph Nepaul

‘Winnas in all We’ (Anancy Chaptaz Winners’ Circle) – S. McDonald, H. Douse, A. Dennis

Best Original Score

Jonkanoo Jamboree - Michael Holgate & Jon- Joseph Nepaul

Best Special Effects

Cinderella Chronicles - Pierre LeMaire

Best Lighting Design

Taboo - Nadia Roxburgh

Ladies of the Night - Patrick Brown

Departure in the Dark - Nadia Roxburgh

Jonkanoo Jamboree - Nadia Roxburgh

If There’s a Will There’s a Wife - Patrick Brown & Lenford Salmon

Best Set Design

Taboo - Keiran King

If There’s a Will There’s a Wife  - Trevor Nairne & Patrick Brown

Departure in the Dark - Michael Lorde

My God Don’t Wear Pajamas - Michael Lorde

Ladies of the Night - Trevor Nairne

Best Costume Design

Ladies of the Night - Trevor Nairne

Departure in the Dark - Quindell Ferguson & Brian Heap

If There’s a Will There’s a Wife - Trevor Nairne

Anancy Chaptaz Winner’s Circle - Natasha Griffiths

My God Don’t Wear Pajamas - Quindell Ferguson