Trix Pienaar

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PIENAAR, Trix (1939- ). South African actress.





In later years, as a free-lance actress, also on TV

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

Performed in The Miracle Worker (as “Annie Sullivan”), An Oak Falls (as “Sally”)

At The Space in the 1970s she acted in Karnaval (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1975), Strike up the Banned (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1975) , Black Beauty and the Boss (Pieter-Dirk Uys, Labia Theatre, 1976), Snow White and the Special Branch (Pieter-Dirk Uys, Labia Theatre, 1976), It’s My Weekend, Too and Karnaval.

She played “Dolla” in the Pieter Toerien revamp of Die Van Aardes van Grootoor and in Die Vleiroos (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1995). She starred in PACT’s Afrikaans translation of The Miracle Worker called Die Wonderwerk in 1978, Siener in die Suburbs (1981).

She has appeared in Briewe aan 'n Rooi Dak, Die Vleiroos, Peepshow, Om Hendrik Weg te Bring, Old Moore's Almanac, Cold Stone Jug, The Island of Slaves (1982), The Guest, Flikkers en Vlooie, Karnaval, Medea, Mis, Kinkels innie Kabel, Scathkadie the Sorceress, Dimetos, 'n Skewe Sirkel, God's Forgotten (1995), Wydekloof, (2001), Stywe Lyne (Charles Fourie, 2003), K (2004), Demjanjuk (2004).

Translated Le Dieu du Carnage into Afrikaans entitled God van Chaos.

In 2005 she participated in The Baxter Storytelling Festival at The Baxter Theatre Centre (in association with Sibikwa Community Theatre Project).

Member of Syrkel and Fringe. A member of A Company of Actors.

Awards, etc

She was nominated for a Vita Award for her role in 'n Skewe Sirkel (Beeld 23 June 1992)

Die Van Aardes van Grootoor (Fleur du Cap Award, Best Supporting Actress 1992),


SACD 1977/78; 1978/79; 1979/80; 1981/82.

Tucker, 1997.

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