David Fick

Born and bred in South Africa, David 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.
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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Interviews: Bucking Dance Trends with BOK and Steven van WykBWW Interviews: Bucking Dance Trends with BOK and Steven van Wyk
Posted: Jul. 9, 2014


BWW Reviews: Evocative SALT Lingers After the Lights Dim at the NAFBWW Reviews: Evocative SALT Lingers After the Lights Dim at the NAF
Posted: Jul. 10, 2014


BWW Reviews: Fugard Still a Compelling Presence in THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRDBWW Reviews: Fugard Still a Compelling Presence in THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD
Posted: Jul. 18, 2014


BWW Reviews: Instead of Soaring, Jazzart's BHABHA Crashes and BurnsBWW Reviews: Instead of Soaring, Jazzart's BHABHA Crashes and Burns
Posted: Jul. 20, 2014


BWW Reviews: Dynamic and Disturbing VASLAV Lays Bare Nijinsky's Soul at the Kalk Bay TheatreBWW Reviews: Dynamic and Disturbing VASLAV Lays Bare Nijinsky's Soul
Posted: Jul. 19, 2014


LAST 365 DAYS

2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: New South African Plays2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: New South African Plays
Posted: Dec. 27, 2013


BWW Reviews: Half-baked BLOOD BROTHERS Adaptation Needs More Time in the WombBWW Reviews: Half-baked BLOOD BROTHERS Adaptation Needs More Time in the Womb
Posted: Oct. 6, 2013


BWW Reviews: Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT a Rare, Perfect Theatrical ExperienceBWW Reviews: Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT a Rare, Perfect Theatrical Experience
Posted: Feb. 28, 2014


BWW Reviews: Smaller SUNSET BOULEVARD Still a Sumptuous ExperienceBWW Reviews: Smaller SUNSET BOULEVARD Still a Sumptuous Experience
Posted: Nov. 20, 2013


BWW Blog: Reactions to the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards NominationsBWW Blog: Reactions to the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Nominations
Posted: Mar. 1, 2014


2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre, Opera and Cabaret2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre, Opera and Cabaret
Posted: Dec. 31, 2013


BWW Reviews: Complex DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS Needs Deeper InterrogationBWW Reviews: Complex DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS Needs Deeper Interrogation
July 27, 2014

Eugene O'Neill's DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS is the subject of a new adaptation, with the action transferred from 1840s New England to the Eastern Cape of the 1890s in an attempt to amplify the resonance that O'Neill's classic play has for the South African theatre audiences of today.
BWW Reviews: Chilling and Challenging SLOWLY Stirs the Imagination and Seduces the EmotionsBWW Reviews: Chilling and Challenging SLOWLY Stirs the Imagination and Seduces the Emotions
July 21, 2014

SLOWLY is theatre that pulsates with life and purpose, that demands engagement and which stirs the imagination and the emotions deeply. This uncompromising play is a must-see.
BWW Reviews: Instead of Soaring, Jazzart's BHABHA Crashes and BurnsBWW Reviews: Instead of Soaring, Jazzart's BHABHA Crashes and Burns
July 20, 2014

Jazzart's latest production, BHABHA, represents a low point for the company, after a downward spiral over the past 18 months. Choreographed by Moeketsi Koena and directed by Jacki Job, the show disappoints on almost every level.
BWW Reviews: Dynamic and Disturbing VASLAV Lays Bare Nijinsky's Soul at the Kalk Bay TheatreBWW Reviews: Dynamic and Disturbing VASLAV Lays Bare Nijinsky's Soul at the Kalk Bay Theatre
July 19, 2014

VASLAV is a dynamic, vigorous and disturbing exploration of Vaslav Nijinsky's mind just prior to his internment in an asylum in Switzerland, based on the diaries he wrote over six weeks before he was committed, on the edge of a complete nervous breakdown.
BWW Reviews: Fugard Still a Compelling Presence in THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRDBWW Reviews: Fugard Still a Compelling Presence in THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD
July 18, 2014

The greatest thing about THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD is seeing South African theatre legend, Athol Fugard, back on stage. It is an event that I never thought I would see come to pass in my lifetime; that it happened is something for which I will always be grateful.
BWW Reviews: Resonant FISHERS OF HOPE (TAWARET) a Step in the Right Direction for the BaxterBWW Reviews: Resonant FISHERS OF HOPE (TAWARET) a Step in the Right Direction for the Baxter
July 17, 2014

Acclaimed South African writer-director Lara Foot's new play deals with the specific trials and tribulations of the fishing community of western Kenya, telling a story that holds a great deal of resonance for us here in South Africa, without being drowned out by our own socio-political history and situation.
BWW Reviews: Evocative SALT Lingers After the Lights Dim at the NAFBWW Reviews: Evocative SALT Lingers After the Lights Dim at the NAF
July 10, 2014

SALT is an incredibly satisfying theatrical experience, the emergence of a new voice within the South African theatre landscape.
BWW Interviews: Bucking Dance Trends with BOK and Steven van WykBWW Interviews: Bucking Dance Trends with BOK and Steven van Wyk
July 9, 2014

Steven van Wyk and Underground Dance are back at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown with a new dance piece, BOK.
BWW Reviews: RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS Falters Rather than Flies at the National Arts FestivalBWW Reviews: RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS Falters Rather than Flies at the National Arts Festival
July 8, 2014

Protest theatre should burn fiercely in the darkness that surrounds it; RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS only flickers enough for us to make out what we have already seen.
BWW Reviews: WRETCHED an Engaging Tightrope Walk between the Whimsical and Macabre at the NAFBWW Reviews: WRETCHED an Engaging Tightrope Walk between the Whimsical and Macabre at the NAF
July 7, 2014

WRETCHED leaves the audience knowing that hearts bleed and the power lies within us to shift our heart-spaces. The secret it shares about life in its last moments is one worth being reminded of.
BWW Interviews: Steven van Wyk on Making Broadway Songs 'BEARABLE' at the National Arts Festival this JulyBWW Interviews: Steven van Wyk on Making Broadway Songs 'BEARABLE' at the National Arts Festival this July
June 30, 2014

In between preparations for the National Arts Festival, BWW sat down with Steven van Wyk to chat about the musical theatre comedy cabaret, BEARABLE BROADWAY.
BWW Reviews: Rambunctious FERGUS OF GALLOWAY Musical Takes the Stage at the RosebankBWW Reviews: Rambunctious FERGUS OF GALLOWAY Musical Takes the Stage at the Rosebank
June 2, 2014

FERGUS OF GALLOWAY makes for a great night of new musical theatre, a South African premiere of which the Rosebank can be proud of hosting in its intimate theatrical haven.
BWW Reviews: UNDERSTUDY BLUES Melt Away as Candice van Litsenborgh Takes the StageBWW Reviews: UNDERSTUDY BLUES Melt Away as Candice van Litsenborgh Takes the Stage
May 27, 2014

In this cabaret, Candice van Litsenborgh places centre stage those actors whose work directors love 'so doggone much that (they're) their second choice', singing a selection of 18 songs along the way.
BWW Reviews: LION ON THE PATH a Jolly Night for All at the Rosebank TheatreBWW Reviews: LION ON THE PATH a Jolly Night for All at the Rosebank Theatre
May 17, 2014

Nine students from the University of Cape Town's Drama Department take on the time-honoured task of storytelling, providing an hour or so of rib-tickling entertainment as they make their way through ten tales from Southern Africa
BWW Reviews: Top Notch Performance Holds PAPERBOY Together at the GallowayBWW Reviews: Top Notch Performance Holds PAPERBOY Together at the Galloway
May 15, 2014

PAPERBOY is a coming of age story in which writer Grant Jacobs delivers a captivating and endearing performance.
BWW Reviews: Kick Back and Relax as Maxwell  and Perold SHOW AND TELL at the Kalk Bay TheatreBWW Reviews: Kick Back and Relax as Maxwell and Perold SHOW AND TELL at the Kalk Bay Theatre
May 11, 2014

SHOW AND TELL pairs the glamorous Michele Maxwell with the urbane Roland Perold in this intimate musical revue.
BWW Reviews: Double the Laughs in UCT Drama's DIE BUFFEL / THE OPEN COUPLE Double BillBWW Reviews: Double the Laughs in UCT Drama's DIE BUFFEL / THE OPEN COUPLE Double Bill
May 7, 2014

Watching DIE BUFFEL and THE OPEN COUPLE is an audience friendly experience of watching a television sit-com on stage, followed by a deconstructed sit-com.
BWW Blog: Live Television Musicals for South African TV?BWW Blog: Live Television Musicals for South African TV?
April 30, 2014

Four options for the four public access TV stations in South Africa. A great way to smarten up local television, don't you think?
BWW Reviews: One Small Step for MACBETH, One Huge Leap for Opera in AfricaBWW Reviews: One Small Step for MACBETH, One Huge Leap for Opera in Africa
April 28, 2014

In MACBETH, Brett Bailey gives us Shakespeare by way of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, filtered through Third World Bunfight's trademark post-colonialist, avant-garde manifesto.
BWW Interviews: BWW Interviews: "BETWEEN Boy" Oskar Brown is Back in Town!
April 18, 2014

It's been about almost two years since we last caught up with Oskar Brown and we thought it might be time to see what he has been up to!


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