• Culture

    Athol Fugard’s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

    Athol Fugard has long been a cultural hero of mine, and any South African who has appreciated his story-telling abilities knows the role he’s played in spurring discussions around race and our country’s difficult past. But seeing his most recent play, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, in New York City made me realize just how important his work is to be seen here too – not just to create an understanding of how Apartheid played out in a South African context, but to help this country through its own struggle in dealing with race and the need to uphold civil rights. I’ve followed along and reported on many of the protests and…

  • Miss N

    A Tony for Fugard

    “I didn’t know there were blonde Greeks,” Athol Fugard says to me as I sit down in front of him to begin our interview. “You can make yourself a blonde Greek,” I reply back, laughing a little nervously. I often get asked if I am starstruck by any of the people I interview. Most of the time, not really, but yesterday, when I sat down with Athol Fugard, was one of those times that I was. The Tony Awards last night honoured the celebrated South African playwright with a Lifetime Achievement accolade. He has been writing and creating theatre for 55 years. His productions like Boesman and Lena, Sizwe Bansi is Dead, Master…