Damien Molony and William Gaminara nominated for Off West End Theatre Awards
The Body Of An American has received four Off West End Theatre Awards nominations, including Best Male for Damien and William Gaminara, joint leads in the 2 man play.
Written by Dan O’Brien, the play is also nominated for Best New Play, with James Dacre nominated for Best Director.
After a highly successful run at The Gate Theatre (London) 16 January – 14 February and The Royal & Derngate (Northampton) 27 February – 8 March, The Body Of An American received excellent reviews for both production and performances. With only the two actors performing a multitude of roles using different accents in a fast-paced dialogue, and close-up staging with a vivid backdrop of footage and filming, it has been described as innovative and intimate. A minimalist set comprising two chairs and a narrow run way covered with ‘snow’, placed the audience inches away from the actors, resulting in an intense and unique live theatre experience, exactly the kind recognised by The Off West End Theatre Awards, which aim to
celebrate the excellence, innovation and ingenuity of independent theatres across London”
help raise the profile and status of independent theatres in London by giving them greater power to promote their work individually and collectively and to reward the new talent that they nurture.”
See below for the other nominations in the same categories.
William Gaminara for The Body Of An American at the Gate
Damien Molony for The Body Of An American at the Gate
Joe Morgan in Kiss Me Figaro at Riverside Studios
Michael Mullen in Superior Donuts at Southwark Playhouse
Chris New for Smallholding at Soho Theatre
Rufus Wright for The One at Soho Theatre
Robin Soans for Visitors at the Arcola
Rob Ward for Away From Home at Jermyn St Theatre
Harry McEntire for Debris at Southwark Playhouse
Best New Play
The Body Of An American by Dan O’Brien at the Gate
We Are Proud To Present by Jackie Sibblies Drury at the Bush Theatre
Never Mind The Botox by Nick Reed at the White Bear Theatre
Visitors by Barney Norris at the Arcola
Kirk Jameson for The World Goes Round at the Union Theatre
James Dacre for The Body of an American at the Gate
Laurence Boswell for A Lady Of Little Sense at the Arcola
Patrick Sandford for Smallholding at Soho Theatre
Gbolahan Obisesan for We Are Proud To Present at the Bush Theatre
Alice Hamilton for Visitors at the Arcola
Jude Christian for for I’d Rather Goya Robbed Me Of My Sleep Than Some Other Arsehole at the Gate
David Mercatali for Dark Vanilla Jungle at Soho Theatre
Guy Retallack for MacBeth at Bridge House Theatre
Tom Littler for Martine at the Finborough Theatre
Abigail Graham for Debris at Southwark Playhouse
Nominations continue to be added throughout 2014 and the winners will be announced spring 2015.
For more info on The Off West End Awards and the complete nominations list, visit the official website.
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