Rufus Swart

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(19*-) Actor, director and teacher. * ,



BA Dramatic Art at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, (1981 – 82); trained at the Herbert Bergof Studio in New York


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

Performed in ten student productions before turning professional. Productions as actor include ** Also performed in a number of workshop productions based on high school set works whilst a repertory player with the Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal (PACT) in ’84, including Macbeth. He starred in William M. Hoffman’s As Is which was directed by Janice Honeyman in 1986. [See his CV]. Carvings of Conflict (for CAPAB at the 1987 Grahamstown Festival), Corpse! 1987.

He directed and starred in Softer than Rock, 1990.

Let the Spear Fit the Wound, a play by Rufus Swart. About Odile Harington, SA spy, incarcerated in Zimbabwe. Weekly Mail 19-25 April 1991. PACT’s Pot Pourri Festival. Yvette Hardie as Odile, Yule Simone, Adrian Galley, Srena Park, Nomsa Nene.

Awards, etc


Tucker, 1997. 451.

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