Dan Welman

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Dan Welman (19**-) was a South African actor, costume and set designer.





He was a founding member of the Benoni Volksteater. He took an active part in English and Afrikaans productions in Johannesburg.

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

The Man in Half Moon Street and Eindeksamen under the Russian producer Ossip Runitsch were marked successes for him.

He appeared in a number of plays for the National Theatre Organisation, including An Inspector Calls (as stage manager and alternating the part of Gerald, 1948); Die Indringer (1949); Hassan (1950); Die Vrek (1951); As Ons Twee Eers Getroud Is (1952) and as producer, set-and-costume designer for the 1958 production in Afrikaans of An Inspector Calls.

He played the role of Dr Sarclet in the Afrikaans adaptation of Duet for Two Hands and for PACT he appeared in Germanicus (Roman officer), Putsonderwater as "Jan Alleman" (1981) and as "De Clerq" in Vereeniging, Vereniging (1984).

Awards, etc


Tucker, 1997.

An Inspector Calls programme notes, 1948.

The Rand Daily Mail, 20 November 1958.

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