BEST ACTRESS

Ami Sallee Corley

Corley first showed that she had become an actress of real power a couple of years ago in Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, but she put a lock on local audiences’ attentions with her superb performance last season in Alan Ayckbourn’s Woman In Mind at Jobsite Theater. Corley played Susan, a mentally deteriorating heroine torn between her wretched real life and a fantasy existence that provided her everything she could hope for. Corley’s Susan was funny, frightening, emotionally convincing, unpredictable, pathetic and remarkably charming. She won our hearts in mere minutes, and left us almost wishing her more madness, since it was only when she was off her head that she thought herself surrounded by a caring world.

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