Recognition (awards and prizes)

2012

  • The Naledi Theatre Awards: Executive Directors Award went to Basil Jones for Warhorse.
  • Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards: Best Puppetry Design to Janni Younge for the Ouroboros puppets
  • Rae Smith and Handspring Puppet Company won BEST DESIGN in the Toronto Theatre Critics Circle Awards.
  • DORA Award for OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN Costume Designer RAE SMITH, Puppet Design, Fabrication and Direction Adrian Kohler with Basil Jones for Handspring Puppet Company.

ouroboros

2011

  • The 2011 Special Tony Award.
  • The Special Achievement award from the Outer Critics Circle to Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler.
  • With the Warhorse creative team, the Outer Critics Cirlce Award and Drama Desk Award for thrilling stage craft.
  • A Recognition of Achievement Award from the Equine Heritage Institute to Handspring Puppet Company for Bringing the War Horse Alive.

2010

  • The Molteno Award (Gold) from the Cape Tercentenary Foundation.

2007

  • Olivier Award for Design of Warhorse with Rae Smith.
  • Evening Standard Theatre Award for the Design of Warhorse with Rae Smith.
  • London Critics Circle Theatre Award for the Design of Warhorse with Rae Smith.

chimps

2006

  • Tshwane University of Technology Life-Time Achievement Awards to Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler for their contribution to the Entertainment Industry.

2000

  • Fleur du Cap Award for the Best Technical Contribution to Theatre for the Chimp Project.

ulisses

1998/1999

  • Vita Special Award for the Opera for ll Ritorno D’Ulisse.

1996

  • Artes Award for Art Direction for Spider’s Place – a 13 part television series on science education.

1995/ 1996

  • Vita Award for the Production of the Year of a new South African Play, Set and Costumes for Faustus in Africa.

faustus - awards

1992/ 1993

  • Vita Award for the Production of the Year of a new South African Play, Costumes, Sets, Lighting and Direction for Woyzeck of the Highveld.

1990/ 1991

  • Vita Award for the Production of the Year of a Play in the new South African Play for Starbites.
  • Special/ Discretionary Vita Award for the contributions to South African Theatre.

dream

1987

  • Vita Award for the Production of the Year of a Play in the Cape for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.