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

As administrator

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 (2003-).

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

As director

Peter directed:

As playwright

Voges started writing plays late in life at the age of 79, producing three plays:

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.

In 2018, he was awarded the Nelson Mandela Flame Award for the best contribution to the Literary Arts, including poetry, prose and playwriting by the Western Cape Department of Arts and Culture.


National Arts Festival programme, 2003

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]

'Remembering playwright, Peter Voges', False Bay Echo, 23 May 2019.

"Christian Bennett", Stella Talent website[4]

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Peter Voges (19??)

Peter Voges is a South African born actor, extra, model, dancer and singer. Now resident in New South Wales, Australia. Acting credits include the Australian TV series Starting From... Now (2014).

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