The Board of the Naledi Theatre Awards are delighted to announce the new judges for the 2023 Awards Season.


MANAGEMENT-/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Lihan Pretorius – CEO / Executive Director: Legal
Renos Spanoudes – Chair of Judging Panels
Chris Avant Smith – Strategy, Marketing and Sponsorships
Dayle Littlefield – Administrative Manager

PLAYS AND MUSICAL THEATRE 2023
Gregory Goss – Convenor
Alby Michaels
André Schwartz (Musical Theatre only)
Annelize Hicks
Chet Diepraam
Chris Avant Smith
Etienne van Niekerk
Gregg Pettigrew
Janice Leibowitz
Johan van der Merwe
Lance Maron (Musical Theatre only)
Lihan Pretorius
Louisa Beukes
Maralin Vanrenen
Marié-Heleen Coetzee
Marintha Labuschagne
Nita Cronjé
Ntambo Rapatla
Renos Spanoudes
Sello Maake Ka Ncube
Talia Kodesh (Musical Theatre only)
Thea Gafin (Musical Theatre only)

DANCE, PHYSICAL THEATRE AND BALLET 2023
Kelsey Middleton – Convenor
Debbie Rakusin
Ignatius Van Heerden
Lesego van Niekerk
Phillida Le Roux-Liebenberg
Talia Kodesh

INDEPENDENT- / FRINGE THEATRE 2023
Darren Meltz – Convenor
Chubeka Nongwana
Gcebile Dlamini
Gillian Wittstock
Lehlohonolo Peega
Lesego Moalafi
Lucky Mqoboli
Thamsanqa Mbongo

STUDENT THEATRE 2023
Gillian Wittstock – Convenor
Gcebile Dlamini
Johan (Swannie) Swanevelder
Lihan Pretorius
Lucky Mqoboli
Maralin Vanrenen
Renos Spanoudes
Tumelo Kope-Baloyi

CHILDREN’S THEATRE 2023
Thea Gafin – Convenor
Darren Meltz
Janice Leibowitz
Johan (Swannie) Swanevelder
Ratanang Mogotsi
Shira Milstein
Tumelo Kope-Baloyi