Susie-Mey Viljoen

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Susie-Mey Viljoen (1918-1992). Amateur actress and director and playwright.

Biography

Her sons ** and John Murray Viljoen both engaged in amateur dramatics in Bloemfontein, *** becoming a *** and John a journalist.

She died on 16 June 1992, and is buried in in Pinelands. [JH/TH]

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

An active member of the ** society in Bloemfontein. * Author of a large number of plays used by schools and amateur societies. One of the authors who responded to the encouragement of DALRO to produce works for schools and amateur groups in the 1960s.These include Harde Stene, Oupa was ‘n Ducktail, Die Wilde Weduwee, Die Ot, Kitsch Pienk Koekies, Die Mensvreter Kry Sy Loon, Middernag, Die Stille Stryd, Vergelding.

Although writing mostly in Afrikaans, English works include the one-acters Kill for Mercy, The Stars Foretell (1969) and Second Chance (19**).

She translated a number of plays from Dutch into Afrikaans.

Sources

Gosher, 1988.

Wall of Remembrance, Pinelands

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