James Mthoba (19**-1996). Playwright, director, actor, drama teacher.
He died in a car accident in June 1996.
He got his breakthrough as an angle-shooter through a leadership course at St Peter's College. The course included religious theatre and they did a lot of nativity plays with a difference. After the course he joined Workshop '71.
He was a deputy director of Federated Union of Black Artists. He was a senior drama teacher at the FUBA Academy.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Also acted for Benjy Francis in Athol Fugard’s The Blood Knot (1976), Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (Upstairs at the Market, 1976), and Mda’s We Shall Sing for the Fatherland (FUBA, 1978/9), He starred in Robert Kirby’s The Bijers Sunbird together with Sean Taylor under Robert Kirby’s direction at Upstairs at the Market in April 1986.
He was a finalist in the 1991 Community Builder of the Year Award spsonsored by a Johannesburg daily newspaper.
The Market Theatre Foundation's James Mthoba Rehearsal Room was named in his honour.
Black Dog-Inj'emnyama! theatre programme.
Various entries in the NELM catalogue.
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