Helena Kriel

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(19**-) Actress, playwright, filmmaker, director


She was born and brought up in Johannesburg.


She graduated with BA Honours in Drama from Wits university as the top actress and overall top directing student of her year.


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

She wrote or co-wrote the plays Pigs on Passion, Arachnid, K+M+B, I Can't Wait to Tie You to the Sofa (Arena, Windybrow, March 1990); co-wrote the screenplays for Tsotsi, Skin. She acted in Pigs on Passion, Beirut.

Awards, etc

She was the winner in 1991 of the Diane Thomas Screen-writing Award [1].


Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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