Susan Beyers

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(19*-) Actress for stage, radio and TV, and columnist. Born in **, went to high school at Tygerberg High in the Cape, taking drama classes and working on radio from her first high school years. Obtained a B.A. Drama from the University of Stellenbosch in 19**. Became an English teacher initially before working on radio, TV and stage as actress. She started her professional acting career in ***. Her stage work also includes work for CAPAB (in Port Elizabeth), including The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing. She also did children's theatre there, being involved in setting up a company called Keedo, and touring the region. Moving to Cape Town she once more took up children's theatre and worked on festival productions for Spektrum Produksies*?, with i.a. Juanita Swanepoel and Joanie Combrink, doing Afrikaans works such as Dalk is ons almal so, Die uurwerk kantel (Woordfees, 2003), Drafstap of Drentel, Susanna die geliefde and . A well known radio actress, she also did voice work (including TV dubbing) and was a presenter and newsreader for both Radio Algoa and Radio Sonder Grense over the years, while her TV credits include an award-winning performance in the iconically successful Arende, and roles in Onder Draai die Duiwel Rond, Dennekruin 12, Seders val in Lebanon, Die man met 'n lyk om sy nek, Jasper le Feuvre, Samaritan and Beyond Return. As a journalist she has written articles for most Afrikaans journals, and and from 2001 she had a regular column in Die Burger, interviewing prominent people in the arts commuity. She joined the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department as a part-time lecturer in acting in 2001. BEYERS, Susanne & Joanie Combrink, , Die uurwerk kantel, Woordfees, 2003.

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