Minna Schneier (19*-) Actress, director and producer.
Minna was married to Sydney Witkin.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
She appeared in The Flashing Stream (1943) and produced Rebecca (1944) and They Came to a City (1944). Other productions in this period were Tapestry in Gray, They Fly by Twilight, Love from a Stranger and Counsellor-at-Law.
She returned to The Reps rehearsal room in 1953 to direct Aldous Huxley’s The Gioconda Smile, but was replaced by Shirley Wakefield, her sister-in-law, when she left to give birth to her daughter Cara.
She directed Terence Rattigan’s The Sleeping Prince, for The Reps’ Festival production in 1956 starring Moira Lister and Joss Ackland. It proved to be the most successful play at the festival, and enjoyed an extended run.
She also directed plays for the East Rand Theatre Club.
The South African Theatre, Music and Dance 1(1), 1939. 34-35.
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