SACEE One-act Play Festival

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SACEE One-act Play Festival is the name given to a series of festivals for schools instigated and promoted at all its local branches by the South African Council for English Education (SACEE)[1].

As part of its mandate, SACEE encouraged its local branches to stage one-act play festivals for schools in various towns and cities, generally referred to as the SACEE One-act Play Festivals.

Pretoria for instance has hosted a festival successfully from 1975 onwards, with the finals usually held in the Piet van der Walt Theatre in Pretoria. A variety of certificates and trophies were awarded and a noteworthy feature is the predominance of South African plays entered. Among the winners over the years have been Damon Galgut for No. 1 Utopia Lane (1981).

There have also been festivals Springs and other locations.

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Sydney Paul Gosher. 1988. A Historical and Critical Survey of the South African One-act Play Written in English. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Pretoria: University of South Africa.

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