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Sunday, September 27, 2020


Following the successful online live streaming of the 16th Annual Naledi Theatre Awards, the Naledi task team and judges are assessing the theatre scene for 2021.

“As restrictions on live theatre continue to constrict productions, we have decided to introduce a new category, that of ONLINE Productions,” said CEO and Artistic Director Dawn Lindberg. “All the same criteria will apply as for live productions, in that the online shows need to be fully professional other than those falling into the tertiary/incubator category, but there will be no minimum number of performances required.

“All Naledi judges will need to be given free access to watch the online productions and we are currently drawing up a special panel of judges for this purpose. The date for the 2021 Naledi Awards is currently set for Monday June 28, 2021, at the Joburg Theatre.”

Included so far are the live productions staged during 2020 up to lockdown and immediately commencing now for online and live theatre until June 1, 2021.

The judges will only watch online shows to which they have been specifically invited, and so all producers need to formally invite Naledi judges through the chairman of the judging panels, Renos Spanoudes, on