2004 AACTA Onyx Awards


Best production: “Blue,” New Horizon.
Direction: (tie) Eileen Morris, “Blue,” and Tracey Turner, “Harriet Tubman Loved Somebody,” Pittsburgh Playwrights.

Ensemble: “Hambone,” Pittsburgh Playwrights.

Lighting: Jason Peroney, “She’ll Find Her Way Home,” Kuntu.

Sound: Michael Moats, “Blue.”

Set: “When the Water Turns Clear,” Pittsburgh Playwrights.

Costumes: June Seale, “Blue.”

Supporting actor: Jay Jones, “When the Water Turns Clear.”

Supporting actress: Eileen Morris, “Rain and Rivers,” New Horizon.

Lead actress: Victoria Thompson Bey, “Rain and Rivers.”

Lead actor: Art Terry, “Hambone.”

Best production: “Christmas Is Comin’ Uptown,” Renaissance Publications.
Direction: Eileen Morris, “Christmas … Uptown.”

Ensemble: “Black Nativity,” Shona Sharif African Dance & Drum Ensemble.

Lighting: Michael Moats and Mark Southers, “Christmas … Uptown.”

Choreography: Stacee Walters, “Black Nativity.”

Music direction: Trini Massie, “Black Nativity.”

Costumes: Betty Pendleton, “Christmas … Uptown.”

Sets: Emory Biko, “Good Morning Revolution, Sankofa,” African Grove Performance Ensemble.

Supporting actor: Ben Blakey, “Christmas … Uptown.”

Supporting actress: Mayme Williams, “Sankofa.”

Lead actress: Teru Bridgett, “Christmas … Uptown.”

Lead actor: Jonathan Berry, “Black Nativity.”

Best production: “Double Explosion,” Mazingi & Stowers Production.
Most innovative: “Double Explosion.”

Choreographer: Kim Bears-Bailey, “Fast and Furious,” Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble.

Costumes: “Double Explosion.”

Up and coming male youth: Ruel Davis, “Hambone.”
Up and coming female youth: Jessica Burch, “She’ll Find Her Way Home,” Kuntu.

Philanthropist: Multi-Cultural Arts Initiative.

Rob Penny lifetime achievement: Vernell Lillie.