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Athol Fugard

 
Date of Birth: June 11, 1932 (90)

Birth Place: Middleburg, Cape Province, SOUTH AFRICA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1985
Morris

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[Broadway, 1985]
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[Broadway, 1982]
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[Broadway, 1980]
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[Broadway, 1974]
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[Broadway, 1974]
Director

Writing

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1985
Morris

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director

[Broadway, 1985]
Director

[Broadway, 1982]
Director

[Broadway, 1980]
Director

[Broadway, 1974]
Director

[Broadway, 1974]
Director

Writing
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Author

Athol Fugard Awards and Nominations

 
- 2017 - Legend of Off-Broadway Honorees Gold Star
Athol Fugard
 
The Lortels - 1996 - Outstanding Body of Work Gold Star
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The Lortels - 1996 - Outstanding Body of Work Gold Star
Athol Fugard
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Athol FugardRoad to Mecca
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play
Athol Fugard, The Road to Mecca
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding New Play
Athol Fugard, The Road to Mecca
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1988 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Athol Fugard, Road to Mecca
 
Drama League Awards - 1986 - Unique Contribution to the Theatre Gold Star
Athol Fugard
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Play
Athol Fugard, Blood Knot
 
Olivier Awards - 1985 - Play of the Year
Athol FugardThe Road To Mecca
 
Olivier Awards - 1984 - Play of the Year
Athol FugardMaster Harold And The Boys
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'...and the Boys
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'...and the Boys
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1982 - Best Play
Athol Fugard, MASTER HAROLD…and the boys
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1982 - Best Director Gold Star
Athol Fugard, "MASTER HAROLD"...and the boys
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Direction of a Play
Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'...and the Boys
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Play
Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'...and the Boys
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1981 - Best Play Gold Star
Athol Fugard, A Lesson from Aloes
 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Play
Athol Fugard, A Lesson From Aloes
 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Play of the Year
Athol FugardA Lesson From Aloes
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Director - Play
Athol Fugard, The Island
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Director - Play
Athol Fugard, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding New Foreign Play
Athol Fugard, The Island
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding New Foreign Play
Athol Fugard, Sizwe Banzi is Dead
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1975 - Best Play
Athol Fugard, The Island
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Direction of a Play
Athol Fugard, Sizwe Banzi is Dead
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Direction of a Play
Athol Fugard, The Island
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Play
Athol Fugard, The Island
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Play
Athol Fugard, Sizwe Banzi is Dead
 
Obie Awards - 1971 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Athol FugardBowman and Lena

Athol Fugard News

Lynn Nottage Will Discuss MILMA'S TALE With Damon Tabor at The Center for Fiction Photo Lynn Nottage Will Discuss MILMA'S TALE With Damon Tabor at The Center for Fiction
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

The Center for Fiction, a 200-year-old literary nonprofit that has created an immersive home for readers and writers in downtown Brooklyn, and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, will co-present Story/Teller Arts: Lynn Nottage on Mlima's Tale with Damon Tabor on September 29 at 7pm ET at The Center for Fiction.

HartBeat Ensemble To Stage Athol Fugard's Gripping Drama MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! Photo HartBeat Ensemble To Stage Athol Fugard's Gripping Drama MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022

HartBeat Ensemble announced today their upcoming production of My Children! My Africa!, a gripping drama about the collision of education, idealism and politics by preeminent South African dramatist Athol Fugard. The play will run September 29 through October 9 at HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater (360 Farmington Avenue) in Hartford, CT. 

Interview: Michael A. Shepperd on Taking on a Dual-Race Double Role in VALLEY SONG Photo Interview: Michael A. Shepperd on Taking on a Dual-Race Double Role in VALLEY SONG
by Shari Barrett - Aug 25, 2022

VALLEY SONG by South African master playwright Athol Fugard is two-actor, three-character play in which Michael A. Shepperd takes on the roles of Abraam Jonkers, a mixed- race old man who has been a pumpkin farmer his entire life, and The Author, a White man who wants to buy the land where Abraam lives and works, potentially leaving him homeless. And since these roles were originally doubled by Fugard himself, I decided to speak with Michael A. Shepperd about preparing for such a challenging artistic endeavor.

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents The Black Box Series: GOD OF CARNAGE & BLOOD KNOT Photo Flat Rock Playhouse Presents The Black Box Series: GOD OF CARNAGE & BLOOD KNOT
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2022

You've never experienced a play on The Rock like this before! Join us for an exciting new series where the audience and artists share the stage together for an intimate and immersive theatre experience. The Black Box Series will feature contemporary works, classics, stories, and playwrights from around the globe. Be among the first to join us on this new and exciting theatrical journey! 

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by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2022

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Presents August Wilson's FENCES Photo Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Presents August Wilson's FENCES
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

August Wilson's groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award- winning drama Fences opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the professional theatre on the campus of DeSales University. The show previews July 27 and 28, opens on July 29 and runs through August 7 on the Main Stage at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.

VALLEY SONG By Athol Fugard Comes to ICT Next Month Photo VALLEY SONG By Athol Fugard Comes to ICT Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

A young girl seeks the courage to embrace the future while her grandfather searches for the wisdom to let go of the past. International City Theatre presents Valley Song, a poignant and hope-filled coming-of-age story by South African master playwright Athol Fugard.

Giles Terera-Led OTHELLO and New Play KERRY JACKSON to Be Presented at the National T Photo Giles Terera-Led OTHELLO and New Play KERRY JACKSON to Be Presented at the National Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022

The National Theatre has announced two further productions to be staged this winter, Shakespeare's Othello and Kerry Jackson a new play by April De Angelis, both going on sale to the public on 21 July.

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Quiara Alegría Hudes and Sean Ortiz's EMANCI Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Quiara Alegría Hudes and Sean Ortiz's EMANCIPATED STORIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

signature Theatre’s SigSpace will present the first-ever installation from Quiara Alegría Hudes and Sean Ortiz’s Emancipated Stories project, designed by Yazmany Arboleda with Emmanuel Oni and featuring letter-writing sessions and pop-up performances produced in collaboration with The Fortune Society.

The Orange Tree Theatre Announces Paul Miller's Outgoing Season as Artistic Director Photo The Orange Tree Theatre Announces Paul Miller's Outgoing Season as Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

As the Orange Tree Theatre continues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary year, Artistic Director Paul Miller and Executive Director Hanna Streeter today announce a new season of plays until March 2023, marking Miller's outgoing season as Artistic Director. 

Athol Fugard Videos

VIDEO: Tony Nominee Colman Domingo Talks MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM & Chadwick Boseman VideoVIDEO: Tony Nominee Colman Domingo Talks MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM & Chadwick Boseman
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2020

Colman Domingo had the pleasure of working with the late Chadwick Boseman in their upcoming Netflix film 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.' He shares a touching story of a scene they worked on together that moved them both to tears. Tune in for more with Colman Domingo.

VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Performs Two Versions of The Bard's St. Crispin's D VideoVIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Performs Two Versions of The Bard's St. Crispin's Day Speech in LA
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2019

For the holiday season veteran and award-winning stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( The Founder, Artistic Director and Producer of the multiracial, non-Equity professional chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and a classically-trained Los Angeles-based performer ) returned to his classical theatre experience ( he began his early professional stage career playing leading and featured roles with The 1982 National Shakespeare Company Tour of New York, The 1985 Indianapolis Shakespeare Festival and The 1989 Bristol Renaissance Faire of Kenosha, Wisconsin ) and reunited with talented editor, video-camerman and fellow actor Danny Belrose to record a less-than-perfect 'Street Theatre' rehearsal of the famed 'St. Crispin's Day Speech' as The King from William Shakespeare's 'Henry V' which Mr. Robinson presented upon the steps of The Entrance of LA's Historic Lincoln Heights Jail ( which he referred to as 'The Old Cypress Prison' ) on the afternoon of December 19, 2019 as part of a series of theatrical activities Mr. Robinson is sharing as part of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company Los Angeles Archival Project.

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES VideoVIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Lonny Price Opens Up About the Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 26, 2016

One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, Merrily We Roll Along opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. For the first time, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened  draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show's creation - and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choices we all make, and the often unexpected consequences of those choices -- through success and failure. Featuring exclusive appearances by Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Jason Alexander, Mandy Patinkin, Adam Guettel, Frank Rich and the original Broadway cast of Merrily We Roll Along.  Below, Richard Ridge chats with Price about his journey with the musical, the creation of the documentary, and so much more!

BWW TV Exclusive: CURIOUS INCIDENT's Alex Sharp on His Tony Win- 'I'm the Luckiest Guy'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

CURIOUS INCIDENT star Alex Sharp just received the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play last night. Below, check out what went down after her left the Radio City stage!

STAGE TUBE: CURIOUS INCIDENT's Alex Sharp Gives Best Leading Actor Tonys Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

CURIOUS INCIDENT star Alex Sharp received the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play tonight, and BroadwayWorld has footage of his full acceptance speech below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- CURIOUS INCIDENT's Alex Sharp- 'It's Been a Long But Beautiful Haul'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Alex Sharp, Best Perfromance by an Actor in a Play nominee for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

BWW TV: New York City's Signature Theatre on Winning the 2014 Regional Theatre Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, the 2014 Regional Theatre Award went to New York's Signature Theatre. Each year, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presents a Tony Award to a regional theatre on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with Signature's winners on what the award means to them - hear what they had to say below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Talking to the 2013 Tony Winners - Courtney B. Vance
by Robert Diamond - Jun 22, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com's Richie Ridge sat with all of the 2013 Tony Winners right after they came off stage from their big wins. The winners were filled with joy, memories and excitement and we've got it ALL! Here's Courtney B. Vance who won the Tony for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for LUCKY GUY.

BWW TV: Signature Theatre's THE TRAIN DRIVER- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 6, 2012

Signature Theatre presents the New York premiere of THE TRAIN DRIVER, written and directed by Athol Fugard. THE TRAIN DRIVER is the final production in the Residency One: Athol Fugard Series. The production runs through September 23, 2012, with a September 9 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). The cast includes Leon Addison Brown (The Orphans' Home Cycle, Two Trains Running) as Simon and Ritchie Coster ("Luck," The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) as Roelf.


Athol Fugard Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Athol Fugard been in?
Athol Fugard has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Athol Fugard been in?
Athol Fugard has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Athol Fugard been nominated for?
Legend of Off-Broadway Honorees () , Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels) , Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels) , Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Road to Mecca , Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Road to Mecca , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Road to Mecca , Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Road to Mecca , Unique Contribution to the Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Blood Knot , Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for The Road To Mecca , Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Master Harold And The Boys , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for 'Master Harold'...and the Boys , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for 'Master Harold'...and the Boys , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for MASTER HAROLD…and the boys , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "MASTER HAROLD"...and the boys , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for 'Master Harold'...and the Boys , Best Play (Tony Awards) for 'Master Harold'...and the Boys , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for A Lesson from Aloes , Best Play (Tony Awards) for A Lesson From Aloes , Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for A Lesson From Aloes , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Island , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sizwe Banzi Is Dead , Outstanding New Foreign Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Island , Outstanding New Foreign Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sizwe Banzi is Dead , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Island , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Sizwe Banzi is Dead , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Island , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Island Best Play (Tony Awards) for Sizwe Banzi is Dead and Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for Bowman and Lena .

What awards has Athol Fugard won?
Legend of Off-Broadway Honorees (), Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels), Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels), Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Road to Mecca, Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Road to Mecca, Unique Contribution to the Theatre (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for 'Master Harold'...and the Boys, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "MASTER HAROLD"...and the boys Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for A Lesson from Aloesand Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for Bowman and Lena.

How many shows has Athol Fugard written?
Athol Fugard has written 6 shows including Sizwe Banzi Is Dead (Playwright), The Island (Playwright), A Lesson From Aloes (Playwright), Blood Knot (Playwright), "MASTER HAROLD"...and the boys (Playwright), The Train Driver (Playwright).