The 17th staging of the Actor Boy Awards in Jamaica was held at the Pantry Theater Gardens on March 25, 2008. The Actor Boy Awards honours the best in Jamaican theatre in the technical, creative and performing spheres. Oliver Samuels who is known for his gift of brining laughter to the faces of his family, friends and audiences around the world, was honoured for his achievements in theatre.

Robert Lepage in his World Theatre Day Message said, “In order to represent the world in all its complexity, the artist must bring forth new forms and ideas, and trust in the intelligence of the spectator, who is capable of distinguishing the silhouette of humanity within this perpetual play of light and shadow [and sound]…. to “amaze and enlighten.”

The winners of the 2007 Actor Boy Awards are:

Best Special Effects

Nuff & Plenty

Michael McDonald

Best Lighting Design

Disco Inferno

Franklyn St. Juste

Best Set Design

River Bottom

Trevor Nairne

Best Costume Design

Joseph & His Amazing Dreamcoat

Best Choreography

Disco Inferno

Paula Shaw

Best Original Song

What a Pem-Peh-Lem

Nuff & Plenty

Barbara Gloudon, Grub Cooper

Best Original Score

Nuff & Plenty

Barbara Gloudon, Grub Copper

Best Children’s Theater

Joseph & His Amazing Dreamcoat

Jamaica Junior Theatre

Best Musical

Disco Inferno

Jamaica Musical Theater Company

Best Drama

Man Better Man, Jamaican Style

Jamaica Youth Theatre

Best Comedy

River Bottom

Jambiz International

Best Revue

Love Games

Jambiz International

Best Roots Play

Shebaba cum To Town

Stages Production

Best New Jamaican Play

The Strength of a woman

Yana Theater Company

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Glen Campbell

Love Games

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nadean Rawlins

Disco Inferno

Best Actor in a Lead Role

Oliver Samuels

River Bottom

Best Actress in a Lead Role

Dahlia Harris


Best Director

Trevor Nairne & Patrick Brown

Love Games & River Bottom

Best Production

Jambiz International

River Bottom

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