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Yet Another Glittering Accolade for Athol Fugard: 2015 Naledi Award for Best New South African Script

The Shadow of the HummingbirdAthol Fugard, South Africa’s foremost living playwright, has been honoured with the 2015 Naledi Award for Best New South African Script for his newest play, The Shadow of the Hummingbird.

Allison Foat wrote an article for Artslink about the accolade. She also mentions five other prize-winning plays produced by the Fugard Theatre, which is named for the playwright to honour him by “providing a crucible of creativity and beacon of humanity”.

Read the article:

At the 11th annual Naledi Theatre Awards held at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg last night, South Africa’s most prolific playwright Athol Fugard, together with co-writer Paula Fourie, was awarded the Naledi for Best New South African Script for his highly acclaimed play The Shadow of the Hummingbird that sold out at the Fugard Studio Theatre in 2014 before moving to the Market Theatre.

Adriaan Roets wrote an article for The Citizen about the awards evening at Gold Reef City. Read it to find out who won the other awards:

The 11th Naledi awards saw some spectacular wins for South African plays and musicals, as well as acting forces that helped bring spectacular characters to life.

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