Braata Productions Manhattan revival of Not About Eve has copped three nominations, including Best Production, in the 2013 Audelco Recognition Awards.
Karl Williams has been nominated in the Playwright category while the cast of Stacy-Ann Brissett, Sharon Tsahai King, and Ilana Warner are in the category for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.
Not About Eve is a modern-day drama set in the middle-class home of The Shields family in St Andrew, Jamaica.
The household's three women - Agatha Rochester, her daughter Katherine Shields, and her granddaughter Kimberly - are at a crossroads in their lives, confronted by a changing society around them and the secrets in their own lives which threaten to tear their family apart. Head of Braata Productions, Andrew Clarke, is elated at the production's success.
WELL RECEIVED PLAY
"The play was extremely well received. Then, we had an incredible showing at the National Black Theatre Festival followed by this kind of recognition. It just caps off a great year for our first venture into mainstream American theatre."
Winner of the 2005 International Theatre Institute Actor Boy Award for Best New Jamaican Play, Not About Eve had its New York premiere Off-Broadway at the renowned Stage 11 Theater in Times Square last November. The play was directed by Daphnie Sicre.
Audelco (Audience Development Committee, Inc) was established and incorporated in 1973 by the late Vivian Robinson to stimulate interest in, and support performing arts in black communities.
The annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition, "The VIV" Awards, are the only formally established awards presented to the black theatre community within the five boroughs in the New York metropolitan area.
Winners will be announced on November 18, 2013.