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NEWSMAKER - DAVID TULLOCH

2017 ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Sunday, December 10, 2017

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The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during 2017.

Theatre practitioner David Tulloch had another phenomenal year in 2017.

The producer, composer, writer, director and actor was able to stage a number of high-quality production during the year and was the toast of this year's Actor Boy Awards.

The production Not My Child was the big winner of the night. The powerful drama went home with five of the coveted trophies from its six nominations. Tulloch and his team secured wins for Best Drama, Best Tragedy, and Best New Jamaican script — a writer's award. The production did not leave empty-handed in the acting categories. Veteran actress Rosemary Murray copped her first Actor Boy win — Best Actress in A Supporting Role; while stage and screen doyenne Leonie Forbes secured yet another win, Best Actress in a Lead Role.

“It was a great night. I am very happy and grateful. The last time I won anything was back in 2010 for White Witch. So it is very nice... a great feeling. I am particularly pleased that it is for Not My Child. We took a chance on this and dared to do something different, and I am pleased that the judges saw our objective. Plus this was a very competitive year to walk away with a win,” Tulloch told the Jamaica Observer.

That was not the end of Tulloch's wins for the evening. Best Actor in a Supporting Role, went to young Ackeem Poyser for his role in Tulloch's Bad Breed. The Actor Boy for Best Revue also went to a production he also penned, Jamaica Sweet.

During the year Tulloch, through his production company Probemaster Entertainment, also honoured members on the industry during an event to celebrate his 18th year in the theatre business.

— Richard Johnson

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