Darlington Michaels

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Darlington Michaels TVSA [1]


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

He joined Gibson Kente’s company as a teenager. He performed in How Long?, I Believe, Beyond a Song and Mama and the Load.

Together with McIntosh Khoale, Michaels formed a group called Melisizwe Community Theatre.They wrote, directed and acted in The Eye (1982).

Michaels appeared in Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena at the State Theatre (1983).

He created the production Ababhemi with Duma Mnembe in 1988.

He has appeared in a number of TV shows, including: Chandies, Gaz'lam, How to Ruin Christmas, Isidingo, The Road, Vula Vala.


Andile Xaba. 2021. 'Collective memory and the construction of a historical narrative, analysis and interpretation of selected Soweto-based community plays (1984–1994)'. Unpublished PhD thesis.


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