Ami Martino wins NJACT Award

Arts and Entertainment

September 15, 2012

From: Westfield Community Players

Ami Martino of Clark, NJ recently won the NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the NJACT Perry Awards held at the DoubleTree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Somerset, NJ.  Ms. Martino was nominated for this award for her portrayal of Sally Bean in the mystery, "Rehearsal for Murder" at Westfield Community Players in Westfield, NJ.  Ms. Martino is a nurse by day and actress by night.  She made her Westfield Community Players debut with this production.  A veteran of community theater, her favorite roles include: Soupy Sue in "Urinetown", Anne Frank in "The Diary of Anne Frank", and Isabel in "Pirates of Penzance".

The mystery was produced by Steve Lemenille, also from Clark, and directed by Brian Remo, of South Plainfield.  Both Mr. Lemenille and Mr. Remo also received nominations for Outstanding Production of a Play for "Rehearsal for Murder."  This production was also nominated for Outstanding Lighting for a Play (nominee: Jessica Foerst, Westfield, NJ), Outstanding Scenic Design (nominees: Bill McMeekan, Scotch Plains; Brian Remo), Outstanding Sound Design for a Play (nominee: Glen Crane, Scotch Plains, NJ),  Outstanding Properties for a Play (nominee: JoAnne Lemenille, Clark, NJ), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (nominee: Steve Lemenille, Clark, NJ), Oustanding Costume Design of a Play (nominee: Naomi Yablonsky, Springfield, NJ) and Outstanding Director of a Play (nominee: Brian Remo).