Schalk Theron

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Schalk Theron (1912-) Actor, playwright, director and theatre administrator.

Biography

Schalk Willem Theron was born in the Potchefstroom district and started working in Johannesburg in the early 1920s. After his retirement he moved to Kareedouw in the Eastern Cape.

Training

Career

Head of Drama for PACOFS (1964-196*) , later Director of PACOFS (196*-196*).

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

Founder of the Sonop Afrikaner Kring in 1939 and JAATS.

Plays he wrote include Die Goue Tempel (1942); he translated Fadren into Afrikaans entitled Die Vader.

Role of Luke in Die Buffel, FATSSA Play Festival 1951. Other roles include The Happiest Days of Your Life, Die Spaanse Vlieg, Die Laaste van die Takhare, Die Kaskenades van Dokter Kwak, Ampie.

Directed Die Ongeluksvoël (for Sonop Afrikaner Kring), Verkiesing Sonder Politiek!, Die Gebreekte Kruik (1953).

He played the role of Mankadan in the film Simon Beyers in the late 1940s.

Awards, etc

Sources

Die Volksblad, 16 July 1992.

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