Antoinette Louw

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Antoinette Louw (born 1975) [1]. Actress, playwright, translator.



She studied drama at the University of the Free State (UOFS) and receives her degree cum laude in 1996.


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

She had a role in Die Trommel in 2002, played 'Anna' in the upsetting Dis ek, Anna - the stage adaptation of the popular Afrikaans book with the same title.

Other roles include Nag, Ma (Afrikaans text by Louw from the original English by Marsha Norman, 2011), Die Vagina Monoloë in 2012 at The Artscape Theatre Centre as part of the Women's Day celebrations, Kinders van Stilte (2013).

Other productions on stage include The House of O: A Reconstruction of Hamlet, Engele Sonder Vlerke and Bagasie.

Films Die Laaste Tango (2013) and 'n Man soos My Pa (2015), second series of Swartwater on SABC television channel 2.

Awards, etc

One of the winners in 2000 of the Rewards for Playwrights Initiative for her play Elemente.


Cape Times, 1 May 2000, 6.

The Star, 5 July 2013.

Volksblad, 10 July 2013.

IMDb [2].

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