Actress Nana Mensah has earned a nomination at the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards.
She was nominated in the Outstanding Featured Actress In a Play category for her role in ‘Man From Nebraska‘ a play about a man’s loss of faith and his journey to regain it by American playwright Tracy Letts.
Mensah competes with Jocelyn Bioh, Hannah Cabell, Randy Graff and Ari Graynor.
The Lucille Lortel Awards recognizes excellence in New York off-Broadway theatre. It is named after Lucille Lortel, an actress and theatre producer.
The 32nd edition of the awards scheme will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, and will be hosted by Taran Killam.
It is produced by the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Foundation, with additional support from the Theatre Development Fund.
Nana Mensah is a Ghanaian-American writer, director, actor and producer. She wrote, directed and stars in the forthcoming film Queen of Glory and also plays the role of Sade in the popular series, An African City (2015 Golden Movie Award Winner, 2016 AMVCA Nominee). She starred as ‘Clare’ in the smash hit 2016 OBIE Award-winning play, I’ll Never Love Again (a chamber piece) by Clare Barron (pictured below).
Nana is a principal at Cape Coast Media, the production company behind a forthcoming docuseries from South African network, KweséTV. She is also a co-founding partner of Adelos Media, a Manhattan-based production company that has yielded commercials and a feature film. As a public speaker, she has given a TEDxBrooklyn talk and participated in a Facebook Inc. panel in Johannesburg about digital content creation in Africa.
She’s a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania and lives in New York’s Lower East Side with the novelist, Karim Dimechkie, and their pit bull, Pavlov.