Peter Voges

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There are two South African theatre and media personalities by the name of Peter Voges

Peter Voges (1937-2019)

Dancer, actor, director, administrator=


Born in Cape Town circa 1937, he grew up in Bishop Lavis

Contribution to South African theatre, film, media and performance

As teacher

He was a lecturer of music and drama and former and a founding member of SAADYT

Administrative contributions

Organiser of the Student Drama, Grahamstown Festival (?* 199*-200*), Drama Manager of CAPAB, Director of the Tulbagh Festival, Executive Director of the Western Cape Theatre Company (2004-).

As adjudicator

In 1994 he was one of the judges for the Amstel Playwright of the Year Award, Judge for ATKV Tienertoneel, the Judge for the Nagtegaalprys for drama (2003, 2004).

As performer

Acting credits include ** Appeared in the TV series Starting From... Now (2014),

As director

He directed Christian Bennett in Nobody's Child and Red Disa.

As playwright

Voges started writing plays late in life at the age of 79, producing three plays : Henrietta with Love (2015), Aunty Always Said (2016) and One for the Road (2017?),

Awards, etc

In 2004 he was awarded the Western Cape Arts and Cultural Award for contributions to theatre.

He was nominated for a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in 2016.


National Arts Festival programme, 2004. p.33.

Cape Argus, 6 July 2016.

Peter Voges. "Wie's djy?" A project seeking identity LitNet: 16 September 2004[1]

Karen Kotze. 2016. "Life’s stories on stage", False Bay Echo[2]

Leletu Gxuluwe. 2016. "First-time playwright nominated for award", Cape Argus, 6 July 2016[3]

"Christian Bennett", Stella Talent website[4]

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Peter Voges (199?-)

Peter Voges is a South African born actor, extra, model, dancer and singer. Now resident in New South Wales, Australia

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