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Jasmine Brooks received her first ever nomination: Best Actress in a Play - Small Professional Theatre - The Gulf - Kendra (2019) via BroadwayWorld Washington DC Award
DC THEATRE SCENE
"Jasmine Brooks is captivating as Amina (Warrior/ruler) [The Powers that Be ]. She opens the show with a gutsy glare and gorgeous contralto voice feeling the “Weight of the World” on her shoulders, grieving over her baby girl senselessly gunned down, and bringing women into the fold with “Sing to me Sisters."
"The Gulf is both literal and figurative, as Kendra (the fearless Jasmine Brooks, scrappily playing the complexities of a seemingly simple soul )..."
DC METRO THEATER ARTS
"This production lives up to the accolades and awards given to the playwright, an Alabama native and current D.C. resident – and shimmers with the performances of Jasmine Brooks as Kendra and Anna Fagan as Betty."
THE WASHINGTON POST
"The production [#solestories] benefits greatly from the terrific Brooks, who infuses even prosaic moments — chitchat with Lia over potato chips, for instance — with interesting inflections and intense personality. (The other performers deliver their lines in sturdy fashion but lack Brooks’s arresting vitality.)"
MD THEATRE GUIDE
"The performances are often very moving. Jasmine Brooks plays Amina (warrior/ruler) a mother who has lost her daughter to violence. The theme of sexual violence to women runs throughout the show. Brooks’ scenes are often deeply emotional and moving."