EVANS, Celia. (18*-circa 1972) Actress, director and drama teacher.
Born in England, she came to South Africa in the 1940s as part of a teacher exchange programme between Britain and South Africa.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
In 1944, she and Mary Tilley founded Children's Theatre Incorporated in Johannesburg. Evans had a firm belief in the magic of the theatre and thus supported the use of professional actors and directors, and elaborate stage settings and sophisticated stage machinery for children's theatre.
The Children's Theatre registered as a company in 1945.
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For more information
Obituary published in Transvaal Educational News, 69(9), 1972.
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