Susan Hilferty

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Susan Hilferty (19*-) [1]. Teacher at the Tisch School of Arts in New York and internationally renowned set and costume designer.

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

Known in South Africa for her work as designer ans associate director with Athol Fugard from the 1980s. Designed the US premiéres of all his plays from A Lesson from Aloes onwards. Many of her designs were also utilized in South African productions, including those for the award-winning Playland, The Captain’s Tiger, Valley Song and Sorrows and Rejoicings.


Playland programme notes of first run at the Market Theatre, 1992.

Sorrows and Rejoicings theatre programme, 2001.

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