Aldo Brincat

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BRINCAT, Aldo (1963?*- ) is a South African dramatist, director, actor, mime, dancer etc. Born the son of a family of stage magicians, he wrote and performed in school plays.


In 1989-1990 he studied mime at L'Ecole de Jacques Lecoq in Paris. After spending some time with Eternia Dance Theater of Sweden, he returned to Durban in 1991 to begin his own company and produce his own plays.


In 1986 joined the Loft Theatre Company in Durban as actor.

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

Among the 20 odd plays he did for the Loft Theatre Company are Kwamanzi, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Richard II, Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Joburg Sis, Normal Heart, Present Laughter, and A Flea in her Ear.

His own plays include Sarah Spade, Moron than Off, Two Green Men (1998), Frank's Circus Adventure, The House Husband (2001), King Kong (2001), Arnie's Outrageous Rise (1995), Leopard Skin, Defending the Cave Brats (2003), and The Boy with a Clown's Heart. He also workshopped a number of plays with his students at Kearnsey College, including Shut up and Listen, Stupid Cupid, Those Days are Over (2000), The Night Lenny Kravitz Played my Heart, etc.

In 2001 he opened the Barnyard Theatre at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping to present his own and other work. Initiator and Artistic Director of Not the Grahamstown Festival in Durban.


In 2001 he was nominated in several categories of the KZN regional Vita Awards. His play The House Husband won Best New Script in 2005.


Kwana, 12 July 2001.

This Day, 25 October 2004.

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