Pieter Bosch Botha
Pieter Bosch Botha (born circa 1986). Actor, director.
Active in the industry since the age of 6, when he landed the lead in a national Opel Monza commercial. He grew up in the industry, with both his parents, At Botha and Annalise Bosch, being very successful actors.
He trained at the National School of the Arts
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Founder and Managing Director of Boschwhacked Productions (2010)
He has performed in many productions including Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella , the sold-out comedy hit Dames & Here directed by Lizz Meiring (2006) and the musical review Spoof Full of Sugar, directed by Malcolm Terrey at the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square. Pieter was also seen strutting his cabaret legs in the off-the-wall musical revue, Eat Me!, directed by Lionel Newton.
Pieter has recently (2013) returned to the stage in the highly successful 1 man comedy, Fully Committed, which has received rave reviews and sell-out shows in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.
As a director, he has been responsible for Rapunzel, James and the Giant Peach, Pinocchio, Madiba Magic, Rooikappie, Liewe Heksie, Danny the Champion of the World, Wasgoed, The Witches and Little Blue Dress, starring Michelle Ayden and Neels Clasen. In 2009 Pieter directed the smash-hit Noises Off at the Breytenbach Theatre. A recent Joburg directing venture was Bed Hopping, a naughty-but-nice comedy written by Jessica Richards.
His physical theatre show, Hats, received much critical acclaim and has played to full houses at ten arts festivals since its premiere in 2009. Hats was commissioned to be presented in Afrikaans, as Hoedens, at the 2011 Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, and played to sold out houses at National Arts Festival in 2010 and 2012.
Pieter also helped conceive and direct Dianne Simpson's Rose Red, a one-woman show that has received a deluge of critical acclaim and has been performed in Johannesburg, at the National Arts Festival and Cape Town.
He directed "I'll have what she's having...", a comedy by Karen Jeynes, starring Jennifer Steyn, Deon Lotz, Anelisa Phewa, Thenji Stemela and Shaun Acker. He then joined forces with internationally renowned Theatre for Africa to direct Of Birds and Beasts and co-direct Subject to Citizen with Nicholas Ellenbogen. Created (with the cast) and directed the highly acclaimed Swoop, which enjoyed a sell-out run at Kalk Bay Theatre 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Pieter will also Direct the Premiere stage production of South Africa's favourite cartoon strip, Madam and Eve, which will be presented as a large-scale musical in the near future.
His television adventures include a guest role in the SABC 2 sitcom Askies!, and Backstage. In 2008 and 2009 Bosch Botha portrayed the controversial role of Lammetjie Koekemoer on Kyknet’s daily soap Villa Rosa.
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