Isadora Verwey (19*-) Actress for stage and TV.
She is the daughter of actor Louw Verwey.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
As a student she had roles in Equus (in Afrikaans 1982), Oidipus (student production,1982), Die Keiser (1983), The Crucible (1983), Die Van Aardes van Grootoor (1984), The Trojan Women (1984) Liefdeskringloop (1985), Spring Awakening (1984), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1986).
She started her professional career playing in Die Nonne (The Nuns) in South West Africa (Namibia) with SWAPAC in 1987, and went on to do more than 70 productions for CAPAB, PACOFS, PACT and the Market Theatre.
Roles include performances in 'n Brommer in die Boord (1989), Liewe Heksie (1990), Oedipus by Hugo Claus (Afrikaans production 1990), Die Nag van Legio (1990), Kloue (1991), Die Groot Wit Roos (1991), Nag, Generaal (1991), Flikflooie (1991), Macbeth (1992), Hospitaal op Horings (1992), 'n Lam vir die Pase (1993), Die Kwinkslaers (1994), Die Pakkamer (1996), Griet Skryf 'n Sprokie (1997), Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1998), Vlerkdans (1999), Jack and the Beanstalk (1999), Adamas (2000), Skroot (2000), Pendoring (Edms) Beperk (2002), Fringe Benefits (2006), Mis (2009), Mooi Maria (2012-2013).
TV roles include Egoli, Die Manakwalanders, Villa Rosa and Wild at Heart (BBC). **
Three black and white photographs of A.J. van der Merwe, Isadora Verwey, Ben de Koker, and Cedwyn Joel in scenes from the PACOFS production of Die Stryd. (NELM: Photograph collection [Collection: Performing Arts Council Orange Free State (PACOFS)]: 2009. 67. 1. 2. 45).
Winner of various awards, including the Piers Nicholson Bursary for her contribution to theatre in the Free State.
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