Sabata Sesiu

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Sabata Sesiu (19**-). Actor, playwright.


Born in Lesotho.


Has a Masters Degree from Leeds University.


He has been in theatre since circa 1980. He spent six years working both as playwright and actor in London, performing South African as well as other African plays and Japanese No theatre. In the early 2000s he was arts and cultural co-ordinator at the Centre for African Studies (UCT).

Lecturer at the University of Cape Town.

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

Author of the plays Giants and The Legend of Murumba (1994), The Blue Song, and co-author (with Denys Webb) of Idlozi.

On stage he was seen in Dankie Auntie, Far Cry and U'phu Van der Merwe?.

Awards, etc

Won the Rewards for Playwrights Initiative prize in 2000 for his play Giants.


Cape Times, 1 May 2000, 6.

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