John Lata

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John Lata (1968-) Actor.



He acquired his theatre education working with Gibson Kente.


John Lata started performing as a teenager in plays such as Crime Doesn't Pay and Pikinini. He was empoyed as an actor by North West Arts in the late 1990s.

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

For North West Arts he performed in Not With My Gun, Survival, The Suitcase (NAF 2006), The Island, Urban Reality, Messiah, The Stick. He appeared in Township Fever (1989-1990), Comrades Arms (2000).

He toured the Netherlands with Sikhulu (1995) and the UK with Jozi-Jozi. He performed in On My Birthday at the Lincoln Centre, New York, in 1997.

He has taken part in several television productions, such as the Going Up series.

Awards, etc

FNB Vita Awards for A Crowd in the Clouds and Desiring Souls.


Comrades Arms theatre programme, 2000.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

The Star, 29 March 1990

Witness, 11 July 2006.

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