Peter Braaf

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Peter Braaf (19**-.) Actor, director and playwright.

Biography

Brother of Vivian Braaf.

Training

He studied at the University of the Western Cape.

Career

While at university he became involved in amateur theatre in 1973, as a member of DRAMSOC. Later he was one of the founder members of the Cape Flats Players and from 1978-19* leader of the society. As an actor most often played the lead in their plays, as well as some professional work with members of the company.

In 2001 he became a lecturer in drama at the *** College, Kimberley

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Directed many plays for the Cape Flats Players.

He wrote Asseblief miesies ("Please Missus" - performed at the Kellerprinz Drama Festival in 1982 by the Cape Flats Players, winning a grant from the Department of Coloured Affairs for it). Created Senzenina – What Have We Done? with the Cape Flats Players (19*), performed in Aluta Continua, Hey Smile Wit' Me, Dié kant dáái kant. He was compiler and performer (with his wife) of What about de lô? ( a programme of poetry and songs based on the works of Adam Small).

He was an adjudicator for the student drama competition, National Arts Festival, 1988.

On television he was seen in Halfmansput.

Awards, etc

Sources

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