Athol Fugard (Playwright / Director) has been working in the theatre as a playwright, director and actor in South Africa, England and the United States for over fifty years. In June 2011, he received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award. In November 2011 he was the inaugural Humanitas Visiting Professor of Drama at Oxford University. His new play, The Blue Iris, will premiere this year at The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town and at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles. His play The Road to Mecca was recently revived on Broadway starring Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino and Jim Dale. His plays include: No-Good Friday, Nongogo, Blood Knot, Hello and Goodbye, People are Living, There, Boesman and Lena, Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, Dimetos, The Island, A Lesson From Aloes, ‘Master Harold’ …and the Boys, The Road to Mecca, A Place With the Pigs, My Children! My Africa!, Playland, Valley Song, The Captain’s Tiger, Sorrows and Rejoicings, Exits and Entrances, Victory, Coming Home, The Train Driver, The Bird Watchers and The Blue Iris.
SIGNATURE CENTER INAUGURAL SEASON PRODUCTIONS:
My Children! My Africa!
The Train Driver
Click here to see Tony Kushner talk about Athol Fugard.
IMAGE: Athol Fugard. Photo by Gregory Costanzo.