Chris Weare

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(Also billed as Christopher Weare, though most often referred to as "Chris".)

(19*-) Actor, director, theatre maker, teacher and administrator.

Biography

Born Christopher Weare.

Married to voice coach and director Liz Mills.

Training

He received his training at Rhodes University

Career

Became a lecturer in the Department of Drama at University of Cape Town Drama Department in 19*, later became Associate Professor and Director of the Little Theatre in the same department. . made professor and director of Little Theatre (19*). He retired in **. He is also the founder of the Intimate Theatre, and a founding member of The Mechanicals Collective.

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

As actor, he played Hal in Kvetch and Graham Johnston in We All Fall Down (1988). He starred in Lena Farugia’s We and Them at the Leonard Rayne Theatre in 1989.


He subsequently became known as a fine director, his work including East (1990), Elizabeth (1996), Bungee Writing Finals (2003), Gertrude Stein and a Companion (2018),

Awards, etc

He has won are four Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards (as Best Supporting Actor for "Hal" in Berkoff's Kvetch (1988), as Best Director and the Rosalie van der Gucht Prize for New Directors for Berkoff's East (1990), the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award as Best Director for Elizabeth (1996) and **.

Sources

We All Fall Down programme notes, 1988.

Percy Tucker, 1997.

Weare to direct 50th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards - 15/03/2015 - Artslink.co.za News

https://alexanderbar.co.za/show/getrudesteinandacompanion/

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