Euodia Samson

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Euodia Samson (1970- ). [1] South African actress, best known for her roles in the television series SOS, Big Okes, Madam & Eve and Fishy Feshuns.


She grew up on the Cape Flats. After school she joined a drama group in Lavender Hill and, during the production of a community theatre piece at the Baxter Theatre, she was offered a bursary by Mavis Taylor to study at UCT. Euodia met her husband in 1994 while he was a sound engineer at the Baxter. The couple has three sons.


She holds a Performer's Diploma in Speech and Drama from the University of Cape Town Drama Department, graduating in 1993, and acted in many productions during her student years, including Romeo and Juliet, Othello, The Cherry Orchard, Antigone and Animal Farm.


She worked for CAPAB, also on their Schools Programme, War on Waste.

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

Euodia appeared on stage in Dying Breed (CAPAB 1993), Suip! (as “Rose”, 1993), The Winter's Tale (CAPAB, Maynardville 1997), Ons Hou Konsert (CAPAB’s tribute to Robert Mohr, 1999), 'Buckingham Palace', District Six (Artscape 2000-2001), Vatmaar (2002 and 2003), Die Joseph en Mary Affair (2007 and 2008), Sister Breyani (2007 and 2009).

Other productions include Roxy for the Baxter Theatre; she played Mustardseed in Maynardville's 1995 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

In 2005 she participated in The Baxter Storytelling Festival at The Baxter Theatre Centre (in association with Sibikwa Community Theatre Project).

Radio work includes Goud en Silwer, a drama for the SABC. Did promotional videos for Sanlam and Old Mutual.

After 2000 she started taking theatre to other more sustainable levels with her corporate and industrial theatre projects, better known as training and development projects.

Awards, etc


A Midsummer Night's Dream programme notes in 1995 at Maynardville.

Cape Argus, 27 July 2004.

Die Burger, 25 November 2008.

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