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Percy Mtwa

 
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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Director

Writing

Playwright
Playwright

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Performer

Productions

Director

Writing
Playwright
Playwright

Percy Mtwa Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Touring Production
Percy MtwaWoza, Albert!
 
Obie Awards - 1984 - Special Citations for production Gold Star
Percy Mtwa, Woza Albert
 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Comedy of the Year
Percy MtwaWoza Albert!

Percy Mtwa News

Bheki Mkhwane Departs BOPHA! Season at South African State Theatre Photo Bheki Mkhwane Departs BOPHA! Season at South African State Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2021

The South African State Theatre has announced that veteran performer Bheki Mkhwane will no longer be part of Bopha's season -starting from 25 May to 13 June 2021- after being booked off sick for four weeks.

South African State Theatre Announces Online Programming Photo South African State Theatre Announces Online Programming
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2020

With uncertainty of when theatre doors will re-open, the South African State Theatre (SAST) continues to keep its audiences engaged through its growing online theatre platform (#SASTOnlineTheatre).

Mbongeni Ngema and Percy Mtwa Reprise Roles in WOZA ALBERT! at the Baxter Theatre Photo Mbongeni Ngema and Percy Mtwa Reprise Roles in WOZA ALBERT! at the Baxter Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2019

Acclaimed South African theatre luminaries, Mbongeni Ngema and Percy Mtwa, reprise their original roles - created some 40 years ago - in one of this country's most brilliant and popular classics, Woza Albert!, at the Baxter Flipside from 5 February to 2 March 2019 at 7.30pm and Saturday matinees at 2pm.

Jam-packed Eighth Annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival Now On Stage Photo Jam-packed Eighth Annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival Now On Stage
by David Fick - Mar 11, 2018

The eighth annual 2018 Zabalaza Theatre Festival to showcase some 40 productions by dynamic young theatre-makers from all over the Western Cape.

BWW Awards Special: South African Theatre Winners Celebrate the 2016 Regional BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards
by David Fick - Jan 18, 2017

It was no unlucky Friday the 13th for South Africa's theatre community when BroadwayWorld's Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso released the names of the of the winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards.

BWW Review: Will the Real WOZA ALBERT! Please Stand Up?
by David Fick - Oct 7, 2016

WOZA ALBERT! remains an incredibly powerful play. That it can withstand mediocre productions and still, more or less, manage to resonate with an audience is a testament to what Ngema, Mtwa and Simon achieved 35 years ago. When the real WOZA ALBERT! stands up, it takes no prisoners. It is a play that reminds us of the journey we have travelled, and the long way we still have to go.

BWW Review: WOZA SARAFINA! at Cape Town Fringe a Disruption that Needs to Erupt
by David Fick - Sep 25, 2016

Writer-director Koleka Putuma's assemblage of ideas and motifs in WOZA SARAFINA! is constructed within the context of the #RhodesMustFall movement and is informed by the ideologies that underpin that movement. While it speaks many truths, the play never finds a way to deliver more than just "the feels".

Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

With a career spanning seventy years in the theatre, Lucille Lortel's life mission was to help nurture emerging innovative playwrights.

BWW Reviews: Revised and Improved RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS at the Artscape Still Not a Game Changer
by David Fick - Nov 16, 2014

Although the basic outline of the play remains the same, RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS has been revised in the four months that have passed since its premiere. The new script and its associated theatrical production improve on the earlier version of the play.

Mike van Graan's RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS Next in Artscape's Spring Drama Season
by - Nov 3, 2014

Mike van Graan's RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS, the penultimate production in Artscape's 2014 Spring Drama Season, is a hard-hitting satire that genuflects to the South African classic WOZA ALBERT!, in which Mbongeni Ngema, Percy Mtwa and Barney Simon crafted a tale in which Jesus returns to South Africa during the apartheid era.


Percy Mtwa Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Percy Mtwa written?
Percy Mtwa has written 2 shows including Woza Albert! (Playwright), Bopha! (Playwright).

What awards has Percy Mtwa been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Touring Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Woza, Albert! Special Citations for production (Obie Awards) for Woza Albert and Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Woza Albert! .

What awards has Percy Mtwa won?
Special Citations for production (Obie Awards) for Woza Albert.