Athol Fugard 


Athol Fugard (Playwright, "Master Harold" ...and the boys) has been working in the theatre as a playwright, director, and actor since the mid-fifties in South Africa, England, and the United States. His plays include: No-Good Friday, Non-Gogo, 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 & Rejoicings and his most recent play Exits and Entrances. 

He has been seen on stage in South Africa, London, Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatre in the U.S. 

Film credits include The Road to Mecca, Gandhi, The Killing Fields, Meetings With Remarkable Men, Marigolds In August, Boesman and Lena, and The Guest

He has written the novel Tsotsi, a film version of which was made in South Africa and won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, as well as the Michael Powell Award and the Standard Life Audience Award at the 2005 Edinburgh Film Festival, the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, and the Audience Award at the Los Angeles AFI Film Festival. He has also published his autobiographical memoirs Cousin.

October, 2007