Phyllis Klotz

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Phyllis Klotz (19**-). Director, writer, educationist.



Graduated from the University of Cape Town.

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

Worked with SAADYT and the Community Arts Project (CAP) in Cape Town. At CAP she developed, facilitated and directed the hugely influential workshop play Wathint’ Abafazi, Wathint’ Imbokodo [“You Strike the Women, You Strike the Rock”] in 1986, with Thobeka Macutyana, Nomvula Qosha and Poppy Tsira (calling themselves Vusisiswe Players.) They performed at the Market Theatre in December 1986, and returned in early 1987 before touring Europe and North America Later she began to work closely with Vusi ***

Founder member of Sibikwa Community Project, 1989 (Benoni Warehouse) with Smal Ndaba. Smal did Protest Theatre, eg: So Where To? & D.E.T. Boys High, 1980. Uhambo(dir) Klotz & Ndaba, at Calabash Festival, NW, STD Grahamstown Festival, Jhb Civic Theatre. Also Out of Africa festival in Munich. In 1993 Klotz & Ndaba workshopped and staged Ubuntu Bomhlaba – The Humaneness of the World.

Awards, etc

She won a Naledi Lifetime Achiever Award, February 2005.


D.E.T. Boys High programme, 1991.

Tucker, 1997.

The Star, 15 February 2005.

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