Best Of 2015

Best Actress: Ami Sallee, The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Best Actress

Actress Sallee has been appearing on local stages for over a decade, but she reached a new level of excellence in her portrayal of Boo Levy in Jobsite’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo. What was most striking about her superb performance was how she suggested a complex moral and sentimental world with just a few gestures, an intonation, a passing look. As mother to the needy, dreamy Lala Levy, Sallee’s Boo was a woman who saw her responsibilities as endless, who found it necessary to solve her daughter’s romantic problems now, but who no doubt would be applying herself to her grandchildren’s toilet training in just a few short years. It was careful, and carefully crafted acting, that brought us this figure, with her self-confidence, her stubbornness, and her tireless attention to the people around her.