Johan Hugo

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Johan Hugo is a teacher, guest house owner, playwright and director

Biography

Johan Hugo was born in Paarl in 1955. He grew up on a farm in Wolseley and matriculated in 1973 at the High School Transvalia in Vanderbijlpark. He studied at the University of Stellenbosch and obtained his BA (Hons) in 1987 in Afrikaans and Dutch cum laude. He is married to Qwen and they have three daughters. He taught for 28 years, 25 of the at Paul Roos Gimnasium where he directed plays with pupils. He is a guest house owner in Stellenbosch.

Italic text==Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance==

Since 1990 he wrote sixteen Afrikaans one act plays and competed in many competitions: ATKV, Logan- in (Fraserburg), and the Montagu-toneelfees. In 1993 he won the C.R. Swart Prize for ''Willie''. in 1996 he won the ATKV competition with Die groot gegrabbel na die appel.

Awards, etc

In 1993 he won the C.R. Swart Prize for the text of Willie. In 1996 the ATKV national prize for Die groot gegrabbel na die appel.

Sources

Kwintet. 'n Bundel met kontemporêre Dramas.

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