South African actress, singer and playwright Thembi Mtshali-Jones is set to be honoured with a Living Legend Award at the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival. The festival celebrates the talent of performers, designers, directors, producers, and technicians from across the US and abroad.
In a statement, Thembi shared her excitement at the news saying in part: “ I feel very honoured and so excited to be recognised abroad and not only at home. I have presented my work at that festival for many years and to be finally getting recognition while I’m still alive is a huge privilege. This comes as a pre 70th birthday present.”
The National Black Theatre Festival takes place on July 29 – August 3 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Thembi Mtshali-Jones to receive Living Legend Award. Congratulations!
Recipients of the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival Living Legend Award. Art Evans, Marjorie Moon, Roscoe Orman, and Thembi Mtshali. July 29 – August 3 in Winston-Salem, NC. https://t.co/cYQpBezGTM#NBTF2019 #Marvtastic pic.twitter.com/7MAWpM9p4n
— NC Black Rep. (@NCBlackRep) July 14, 2019