The sixth edition of the Sanaa Theatre Awards went down yesterday at the Kenya National Theatre.
The award ceremony was founded by veteran journalist and playwright George Orido in 2013 to recognize the field of performing arts in Kenya. Yours truly, KenyaBuzz was nominated for the category Best Theatre, Art and Culture Magazine. 
The award ceremony was graced by Cabinet Secretary for Sports and Culture- Amina Mohammed as the chief guest. It was a star studded affair that brought together some of the most influential people in the art, culture and entertainment scene in Kenya.
Check out the list of nominees below. Winners are highlighted in bold.
Best Actor
Abu Sensei - Too  Early For Birds, Tom Mboya
Ian Mbugua  - Breathe II (Winner, tied)
Bilal Mwaura - Impervious
Bruce Makau - Free Fall (Winner, tied)
Peter Kawa - Deliberate Contempt
Xavier Ywaya - Lwanda Rockman
Best Actress
Alison Nyawira - Lwanda Rockman
Sheila Munyiva - Sarafina (Winner, tied)
Wakio Mzenge - Man Moments by Back To Basics
Nice Githinji - The Dying Need No Shoes (Winner, tied)
Best Actress in Supporting Role
Mwikali Mary - Man Moments
Sybil Mukandutiye - Sarafina (Winner)
Wakio Mzenge - Impervious
Pauline Kyalo - Deliberate Contempt
Auudi Rowa - Man Moments by Back To Basics
Best Actor in Supporting Role
Ian Mbugua - Man Moments (Winner, tied)
Bruce Makau - Impervious (Winner, tied)
Sam Psenjen - All I Ever Wanted by Hearts Of Art
Junior Nyongo - Too Early For Birds
Martin Githinji 'Sabela' - Sarafina
Best Director
Nick Ndeda - Breathe II
Mbeki Mwalimu - Impervious
Stuart Nash - Sarafina (Winner)
Lwanda Rockman - J.J Jumbi
Mugambi Nthingi - Too Early For Birds
Best Playwright
Too Early For Birds - Tom Mboya
Walter Sitati - Deliberate Contempt
Justin Mirichii- Free Fall
Biko Zulu - Impervious
Xavier Nato - Son of Agich by Millaz Productions (Winner)
Seth Busolo - Corporate Wife
Best Production
Lwanda Rockman (Winner)
Man Moments
Too Early For Birds, Tom Mboya Edition
Sarafina by Nairobi Performing Arts Studio
Best Musical Theatre
Wicked by Karengata Players
Lwanda Rockman (Winner)
Sarafina by NPAS
NBO Musical Theatre Initiative e.g. Pani Puri
Wicked by Karengata Players
Best Play in English
Breathe II by Jackson Biko And Mbeki Mwalimu
Too Early For Birds, Tom Mboya Edition
Sarafina, NPAS
Lwanda Rockman (Winner)
Man Moments
Best Producer
Masuti Mwalimu (Winner)
Gathoni  - Too Early for Birds
Nice Githinji
John Jumbi
Stuart Nash
Best Theatre, Art and Culture Magazine
Kenya Buzz
BD Life In Business Daily (Winner)
People Daily
Ketebul Research Series
Best Art and Culture Writer
Bill Odidi - Ketebul
Amos Ngaira - Daily Nation
Caroline Nyanga - Pulse (Winner)
Best Supporting Institution
Alliance Francaise (Winner)
Visa Oshwal Community
Kenyatta University
Pawa 254
Best Performing Theatre Space
Kenya National Theatre (Winner)
Alliance Francaise
Oshwal Community Centre
Pawa 254
Michael Joseph Centre
Most Improved Theatre Space
Nakuru Players Theatre
Michael Joseph Centre
Nairobi Film Centre (Winner)
Kenya National Theatre
Little Theatre Club Mombasa
Lifetime Achievement Award
Jamal Nassasor - as Baba Junior, KTN (Winner)
Judge - Vitimbi, KBC
Susan Kadide, Mombasa
Prof. Omondi Washington
Best Production On Governance And Human Rights - Martin Luther King Junior Award
Written On The Body by Andia Kisii, Directed By Mugambi Nthige
Son Of Agich by Millaz Productions (Winner)
Deliberate Contempt
He is Far Too Much, The Silent Itch, Mombasa
Too Early For Birds - Tom Mboya Edition
Black Republic
Best Narrative Theatre
Too Early For Birds - Tom Mboya (Winner)
Random Stories Of Kauzi
Dodo The Guitarist
George Chunga - SMS
Ogutu Muraya - Running
Best Set, Light and Sound Design
Lwanda Rockman
Sarafina (Winner )
Black Republic
Best Costumes
Chatterbox Productions - Lwanda Rockman (Winner)
Too Early For Birds, Tom Mboya Edition
Sarafina By Nairobi Performing Arts Studio
Black Monday by Khweva Players
Best Tragedy
A kiss through the veil
Roll the dice
Breathe II
The Dying Need No Shoes (Winner)
Best Comedy
Because You Said So
Heartstrings' Cat And Mouse (Winner)
Poison Ivy By Seth Busolo & Wholesome Entertainment
Son Of Agich - Millaz Productions
Best Dance Theatre
Art In Motion
Origins' Unflow
Mid-Summer Night's Dream By Dance Centre Kenya
One Fine Day Ballet (Winner)
Best Production On Reproductive Health
Written On The Body (Winner)
Roll The Dice
Nobody Can Stop Reggae
Corporate Wife
Best Production on Women's rights and gender-based violence
Heartstrings' Cat And Mouse
Poison Ivy by When
Corporate Wife (Winner)
Best Production On Child Rights And Protection
Coast Chorus Music Academy
Forbidden, Kabarak Primary  (Winner)
One Fine Day Ballet
Best TV Art and Culture Magazine
The Trend, NTV (Winner)
Tuesday Lifestyle, KTN
East Africa Got Talent, Citizen TV
Best Production On spoken word
Poetry After Lunch (PAL)
Ogutu Muraya's 'Because I Always Love Running' (Winner)
Mufasa The Poet
Best Production Primary School
Forbidden Acts  - Kabarak Primary (Winner)
Coast Chorus Music Academy -Mombasa
One Fine Day Ballet
Best Production College and University - Prof Chris Wanjala Award
Kenyatta University (Winner)
Strathmore University
University of Nairobi, Parklands Campus
Best Live Music Performance - Daniel Pearl Award
Akothee (Winner)
Distinguished Diaspora Award - Owiso Odera Award
Ogutu Muraya with 'On Thin Ice'
Wanjiku Victoria Seest (Winner)
Nation Media Group
The Standard

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Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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