Philip Rademeyer

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Philip Rademeyer (1986- ) is a South African theatre writer, director and academic. He also writes poetry.

Training

He holds an Honours degree in Drama from the University of Cape Town, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Theatre from Ohio Wesleyan University, and a Master’s in Theatre and Performance (Directing) at the University of Cape Town, with his research focussing on developing a queer directorial aesthetic.

Career

He is currently (2019) a part-time lecturer in at the University of Cape Town Drama Department.

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

In 2012 he co-founded the award-winning Cape Town-based theatre collective, Rust Co-Operative, with Penelope Youngleson. In its first year the co-operative produced four new plays - The View, Expectant, An(t)oniem and Lie - with two new plays, Full Stops on Your Face and Tee, premiering in 2013.

He also wrote the play Ashes, published in 2016.

Awards, etc.

In February 2013 Rademeyer was nominated for a Fleur du Cap Award, the Rosalie van der Gucht Prize for New Directors; for The View. In May 2013 he won the Oscar Wilde Award for Best New Writing for The View at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, where the piece also won the Doric Wilson Intercultural Dialogue Award.

In 2014 his play Siembamba won a silver Ovation Award and was nominated for a Fleur du Cap in 2015.

He was awarded an ATKV Woordveertjie for drama for his play Klippe Wat Val in September 2019.

Sources

Junkets Publishers Trade Info Sheet Philip Rademeyer The View 051113

NELM Literary Awards database.

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