Dorkay House

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DORKAY HOUSE. Premises in Johannesburg, centre for a group of black artists in the 1950s, known as Union Artists [Founded by Ian Bernhardt**??,]. Also the premises for the offices of the African Musical and Dramatic Association (AMDA). There they continued the work of promoting black theatrical development, done by Herbert Dhlomo and the Bantu Dramatic Society in the 1930s. ** (See Gosher, 1988) [JH]*EXPAND!!*** Dorkay House: Gibson Kente’s The Train was staged here circa 1974. John Kani, Athol Fugard and Winston Ntshona’s The Island was staged here circa 1974. **** (Tucker, 1997)

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