Louwrens (Louw) Odendaal (19**-2000) was a South African academic, drama lecturer, actor and director. Also published as L.B. Odendaal.
Born Louwrens Badenhorst Odendaal.
Obtained a M.A. in Afrikaans from the University of Pretoria with the thesis Prinsipes van die radiodrama, soos afgelei van enkele Afrikaanse radiodramas (1967) and a D.Litt degree with the thesis on Die drama van die absurde in Afrikaans ("The drama of the absurd in Afrikaans") in 1972(8)?.
Besides his work in theatre he also published collections of stories for young people,
Contribution to South African theatre, film, media and performance
Prinsipes van die radiodrama (1968)
Drama-opleiding in die sewentigerjare : Kongrespublikasie / Drama training in the seventies: A conference publication (1978)
Co-wrote UNyoni by C Van Heerden
P.J. du Toit, 1988
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