Born and bred in South Africa, David is an award-winning arts journalist who has loved theatre since the day he set foot on stage in his preschool nativity play. He graduated with a Master of Arts (Theatre and Performance) degree from the University of Cape Town in 2005, having previously graduated from the same university with a First Class Honours in Drama in 2002. An ardent essayist, David won the Keswick Prize for Lucidity for his paper "Homosexual Representation in the Broadway Musical: the development of homosexual identities and relationships from PATIENCE to RENT". Currently, he teaches Dramatic Arts at a high school in Cape Town and also freelances as a theatremaker and performer.
Dara Beth, who is currently on stage in JUST A SONG AND DANCE at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre before taking the show to the National Arts Festival next month. She shares her thoughts about the show, South African theatre and her local theatre heroes in this week's edition of BroadwayWorld South Africa's Five on Friday.BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE FALL's Ameera Conrad June 9, 2017
The chair of the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards panel held three sessions in Cape Town yesterday outlining the scope, rules and processes of the awards programme that takes place on an annual basis in the Mother City and its surrounds. The aim was to make the awards process more accessible to theatre-makers, performer and the press.BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Cradle of Creativity visitor Bianca Lakey May 26, 2017
There is something indescribable about returning to Gate69, the glitzy dinner theatre venue that opened less than a year ago in central Cape Town. It is that ineffable feeling of coming home, of belonging. CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES, one of the venue's current offerings, is a blast for everyone - frequent flyers or not.BWW Interview: Five on Friday with NIQABI NINJA's Bianca Flanders May 12, 2017
The Fugard's first new musical production of 2017 puts FUNNY GIRL on South African stages, and the results are delightful - with a powerhouse performance from Ashleigh Harvey as Fanny Brice, the stage, radio and film personality around whom everyone and everything in the show revolves.BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Sive Gubangxa April 28, 2017
Sive Gubangxa, is a South African actor on the way up. Currently performing in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, which is finishing up its Johannesburg season before a Cape Town transfer,
she found time to answer some questions about the production, its director, Alan Committie, and theatre in South Africa.BWW Interview: Five on Friday with BLACK & WHITE's Thola Antamu April 21, 2017
Theatre legend Fatima Dike styles herself as a playwright, director, teacher and mentor. Her latest directorial work, the staging of Pfarelo Nekamonde's THREE'S A CROWD at the Guga S'Thebe Arts & Culture Centre, is currently on the boards. Dike found time during rehearsals to answer some questions about the production and the vibrant cultural scene in Langa.Photo Coverage: THREE'S A CROWD in Rehearsal for Guga S'Thebe Run April 3, 2017
The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were presented at a ceremony themed 'Live with Flair' at the Artscape Theatre Center last night, with the undisputed highlight of the night being the disruption of the ceremony by Mamela Nyamza, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani, and Zikhona Jacobs.