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Karl William's 'Not About Eve' Scores Three Nominations in the 2013 VIV Awards

(l-r) Andrew Clarke, Jeff Anderson Gunter and Karl Williams at the 2013 NBTF

The Off-Broadway Revival of Karl William’s Not About Eve has scored three nominations from the AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre, the VIV Awards. Produced in 2012 by Braata Theatre Workshop, Not About Eve has been nominated in the Dramatic Production of the year, Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Playwright categories.

 The 2012 New York revival featured Stacy-Ann Brissett, Sharon Tsahai King and Ilana Warner under the direction of Daphnie Sicre and premiered in  November at the Roy Arisa Theatre in Time Square. The three-hander about three generations of women who have to confront the secrets which threaten to tear their family apart, first premiered in Jamaica in 2006 at the Pantry Playhouse.

2013 seems to have been a good year for Not About Eve which had been well-received at the North Carolina based National Black Theatre Festival. In a release, head of Braata Theatre Workshop, Andrew Clarke, expressed his elation.

“The play was extremely well received then we had an incredible showing at the National Black Theatre Festival followed by this kind of recognition,” Clarke said “It just caps off a great year for our first venture into mainstream American theatre.”

The late Vivian Robinson established the Audelco (Audience Development Committee, Inc.) in 1973 and "The VIV" Awards are the only formally established awards presented to the black theatre community in the New York metropolitan area.

The 41st staging of the awards will take place on Monday, November 25, 2013 at Symphonyspace, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, New York.