"I AM ME" Wins Best Play
26 Mar 2018
"I Am Me" by GAMPA Seniors won best play at the Gala Night of the Gibraltar Drama Festival held at the Ince’s Hall Theatre last Saturday, along with best technical presentation, best youth actress, best youth actor, best director and best original script.
After months of preparations and a lot of stress, GAMPA lived through one of its proudest moments. A play by young people for young people who worked hard ot get the message across. The story of a Transgender teenager and his journey to self-acceptance. We looked into the importance of acceptance and identity and how one needs to accept oneself in order for other people to accept them.
The Adjudicator, Ben Humphrey GODA, reached the following decisions on the Awards:
ADJUDICATOR’S AWARD was awarded to Julian Felice from Bayside and Westside Drama Group for his original script “La Calle Commedia”
BEST SET PRESENTATION was awarded to Trafalgar Theatre Group for “How My Light Is Spent”
BEST TECHNICAL PRESENTATION was awarded to GAMPA Seniors for “I Am Me”
BEST YOUTH SUPPORTING ACTOR went to Kai Nemes from Bayside and Westside Drama Group for his performance as Valerio in “La Calle Commedia”
BEST YOUTH SUPPORTING ACTRESS went to Molly Morel from Medway Youth Theatre for her performance as Astrid Mum in “The Adventures of Polly”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR went to Julian Felice from Bayside and Westside Drama Group for his performance as Pantalόn in “La Calle Commedia”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS went to Kim Soiza and Rosalind Rogers from Trafalgar Theatre Group for their performances as Polly and Lizzie in “Exit Right, Running”
BEST YOUTH ACTRESS went to Julianne Coleing from GAMPA Seniors for her performance as Sammy in “I Am Me”
BEST YOUTH ACTOR went to went to William Menez from GAMPA Seniors for his performance as Sam in “I Am Me”
BEST ACTRESS went to Erica McGrail Barabich from Trafalgar Theatre Group for her performance as Kitty in “How My Light Is Spent”
BEST ACTOR went to Tim Seed from Trafalgar Theatre Group for his performance as Jimmy in “How My Light Is Spent”
BEST DIRECTOR was awarded to Christian Santos for his production “I Am Me”
BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT was awarded to “I Am Me” presented by GAMPA Seniors
BEST PLAY was awarded to “I Am Me” presented by GAMPA Seniors
The presentation of awards was carried out by the Minister for Culture, the Hon Steven Linares MP.