Xoli Norman

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Xoli Norman (1965- ). South African playwright, theatre director, poet and academic.



He grauated from the School of Dramatic Arts, Wits in 1993.


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

He appeared on stage as Mr Elocution in Marabi (the play) (1995).

The first play he wrote was Mary, Don't Weep in 1995 about black artists in the face of adverse conditions and a lack of community support. He also wrote Hallelujah!, Our Father, Ma's Got the Blues, Amen (National Arts Festival 2003), Guga Mzimba! (2006).

He has been the musical director for After Nines (1998), No Room for Squares.

He compiled the musical score for a production of The Suit, 2002.


He was awarded the Graham Lindop Award as an upcoming playwright and musical director in September 2001 at the Market Theatre's 25th anniversary celebrations.

Olive Schreiner Prize for Drama, 2002.


City Press, 16 July 1995.

The Citizen, 4 September 1998.

City Press, 22 July 2001.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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