Louis Viljoen

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Louis Viljoen (19**-). Playwright, director, actor and producer in theatre, film and television.




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

He wrote the plays Champ, The Frontiersmen, The Pervert Laura, The Verbalists, The Bile Boys, The Kingmakers, The Demon Bride (2018).

Viljoen has co-produced (with Greg Karvellas) the plays Rocks, The Abusers, The Bile Boys, The Verbalists, The Frontiersmen and The Kingmakers.

He was invited to participate in the Edinburgh Festival.


Viljoen's play Champ was produced by Artscape and won him the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for Best New South African Script, 2012.

At the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards held at Artscape in March 2015, his play The Pervert Laura won him the Rosalie van der Gucht Prize for Best New Director. Viljoen also won the Best New South African Script award for another of his acclaimed plays, The Kingmakers, making him the only double winner on the night.

His play The Eulogists was nominated for a Fleur du Cap Award (award year 2017) as best new SA play.



Hilary Prendini Toffoli. 19 Feb 2016. "Louis Viljoen: Theatre’s unruly wunderkind ", Mail & Guardian[1].

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