All the Naledi Theatre Awards winners


Naledi award-winners Fiona Ramsay and Janna Ramos-Violante in Doubt.

VETERAN actress, Fiona Ramsay, made history on Tuesday, April, when she won the best lead performance in a play (female) for two different plays – Doubt and Miss Dietrich Regrets at the prestigious Naledi Theatre Awards at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.

Her co-star in Doubt, Janna Ramos-Violante, won the best supporting actress award. She was one of several actors and companies with links to KwaZulu-Natal who enjoyed a great night at the awards ceremony. Continue reading

Alan Bennett’s modern classic is on at the Hilton Arts Festival

Janna Ramos-Violante will be directing two shows at the Hilton Arts Festival.

Janna Ramos-Violante will be directing two shows at the Hilton Arts Festival.

ONE of the plays I am most looking forward to watching at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival is Talking Heads, Alan Bennett’s darkly comic, poignant and uplifting modern theatrical classic. It is one of two productions being directed by former Durban actress Janna Ramos-Violante, who has previously delighted festival goers with her plays Mein Soldat and Callum’s Will. Continue reading

Doubt: A Parable

John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable is a theatre experience not to be missed! Running from July 28 to August 15 at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton, the provocative play features Fiona Ramsay, Janna Ramos-Violante, Mwenya Kabwe, and James MacEwan (who returns from Los Angeles). It is directed by award-winning actor, director and theatre maker, James Cuningham. Continue reading