Chen Nakar

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Chen Nakar (19**- ). Engineer, set designer.


He was born in Israel, matriculated from the Pro Arte High School for Ballet Art Music and Drama in Pretoria, with Drama as his major. He went on to study Civil Engineering in Haifa, Israel and has worked as both a civil and structural engineer since his graduation in 2000.

He is married to Sylvaine Strike, South African actress and theatre personality.

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

Chen freelances as a set designer for the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company. His designs, which have enjoyed critical acclaim, won him a Naledi Award for Best Set Design for Coupé in 2006 and a Naledi Award nomination for Best Set Design for The Travellers in 2005 and The Table in 2011. He also works as administrator and financial advisor to the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company.

Other productions include Tobacco, and the Harmful Effects Thereof (2014-2015) and Curse of the Starving Class.


Review of The Table by Mary Corrigall, Sunday Independent, 11 August 2011.

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