Kurt Wustmann

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Kurt Wustmann (1971-2013) was a South African actor and director.


Kurt graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1990 and became a freelance actor and director. Later also became the Creative Director for The Event Production Company.

Died unexpectedly of cancer on 12 November 2013.

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

Stage performances as actor

Roles over the years include:

The Merchant of Venice (Maynardville, 1992); Antony and Cleopatra (1993); Medea (directed by Mark Fleishman, Magnet Theatre, 1994-1996); David Hirson’s La Bête (as Valere), (Nico Arena, 1995); Macbeth (as Macduff, 1996), I Do x 22 (directed by Mark Fleishman, Magnet Theatre, 1997/8); Twelfth Night ( Maynardville, 1998); How I Learned to Drive (as Big Papa, 1998); Shopping and Fucking (directed by Fred Abrahamse, Baxter Theatre, 2000); Macbeth (leading role, directed by Geoffrey Hyland, Maynardville, 2004); Romeo and Juliet,(directed by Clare Stopford, The Actor's Centre, Tesson Theatre, Johannesburg Civic Theatre, 2008), Vigil (2008).

As director

Co-director, with Adrian Kohler, of the Handspring Puppet Company's The Chimp Project (2001)

Directed the cabaret Afro-Dizzia!, as a Sun City Extravaganza (2006).

Directed All Soaped Up... between fact, foam and fiction by Terence Bridgett (2011)

Awards, etc


"Wustmann (42) onthou as puik akteur" in Die Burger, Friday 15 November 2013, p. 14.



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