Lee-Ann van Rooi

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(19*-) Actress and storyteller. * * In 2005 participated in The Baxter Storytelling Festival at The Baxter Theatre Centre (in association with Sibikwa Community Theatre Project), Lee-Ann van Rooi is a 1994 UCT graduate with a BA Performer's Diploma in Speech and Drama. Her career in the arts spans the medium of theatre, television, film and radio. She received the Avanti Award in 2000 for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Sitcom for Fishy Fêshuns and has starred in the TV series Interrogation Room and This Life. Work to date includes Andre P. Brink's Kinkels innie Kabel, directed by Mark Graham, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Clare Stopford, and Die Van Aardes van Grootoor by Pieter-Dirk Uys for the KKNK and Suidoosterfees. Lee-Ann is passionate about education, development and training, and is part of the Live Performance Drama department at AFDA film school in Cape Town. She can currently be heard every Monday to Friday afternoon in the RSG radio drama Soekers, written by George Weidemann and directed by Margot Luyt. Lee-Ann last performed at the Baxter in the PlayGround performed reading of Shirley, Goodness and Mercy.

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