2007 AACTA Onyx Awards

2007 Special Awards

2007 Rob Penny Lifetime Achievement Award  - Marsha Ekunfeo
Volunteer of the Year Award  - Vince Sims
Pride of Pittsburgh Award – Tamara Tunie
AACTA People’s Choice Awards

  •             Best Play – “Relativity” by Kuntu Repertory Theatre
  •             Best Musical – “Sarafina” – by Kuntu Repertory Theatre
  •             Best Actor – Kevin Brown
  •             Best Actress – Stephanie Batiste
  •             Best Actress – Mamothena Mothupi

Make-Up Artist of the Year
Best Equity Actor  - Alan Bomar Jones  (Boy Willie - :The Piano Lesson-PPTCO)

2007 Musical Awards

Best Choreography In A Musical – Oronde Sharif and Ayisha Morgan-Lee
Best Costume Design in a Musical – Mary Mease Warren - Sarafina
Best Ensemble in a Musical – “Sarafina”
Best Light Design in a Musical – Jason Peroney “Sarafina”
Best Set Design in A Musical – Kenneth Ellis – “Sarafina”
Best Sound Design in a Musical –  “Sarafina”
Best Director of a Musical – Olusegun Ojewuyi – “Sarafina”
Best Musical Director – James Alston – “Sarafina”
Best Musical – “Sarafina”
Best Leading Actor In a Musical – Jonathan Berry – “Black Nativity” Narrator
Best Supporting Actor In a Musical – Leslie “Ezra” Smith –  as Stimela Sasezola  – “Sarafina”
Best Leading Actress In a Musical – Grace Kelly Kalassa  – “Sarafina”
Best Supporting Actress In a Musical – Genna Styles – “Teaspoon” Sarafina

2007 Play Awards

Best Costume Design in a Play – Dercyk Tines – “The Piano Lesson” PPTCO
Best Ensemble in a Play – “Pill Hill” – New Horizon
Best Light Design in a Play – “Pill Hill” – New Horizon
Best Set Design in A Play – Kenneth Ellis – “Sing Black Hammer” - Kuntu
Best Sound Design in a Play – Brendan Elder – “Corp Values” – PPTCO
Best Director of a Play – Mark Clayton Southers – “The Piano Lesson – PPTCO
Best Play – “The Piano Lesson” - PPTCO
Best Leading Actor In a Play – Jonathan Berry – “Pill Hill” – Joe  - New Horizon
Best Supporting Actor In a Play – Kevin Brown – “The Piano Lesson” – Wining Boy – PPTCO
Best Supporting Actor in a Play – Wali Jamal – Avery – “The Piano Lesson”
Best Leading Actress In a Play – Vanessa German – Dr. Davis - “Relativity”
Best Supporting Actress In a Play - Stephanie Batiste – Dr. Preston “Relativity”
Best Minority Actor in A Play – Joseph Martinez – “Corp Values” Captain Samko - PPTCO
Best Upcoming Youth Actress – Taylor Whitley “Meradith” “The Piano Lesson”
Best Upcoming Youth Actor – Emmanuel Lewis Walker “Dreamgirls”