Aubrey Berg

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Aubrey Berg (19**-). Director and dramatist.




Studied at the University of Cape Town (BA) with Robert Mohr, then studied directing at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, British Drama League (London), British Council (Stratford-upon-Avon). Later he obtained an MA and a PhD, from the University of Illinois.


He started his stage career with The Space and later became resident director and dramaturge for the Performing Arts Councils (PACT) and artistic director of the President Theatre [??**] in Johannesburg.

In 1987 he moved to the USA where he headed the Musical Theater program at College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, until 2019 [1].

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

He made his Professional Directorial debut directing Die Burgemeester for KRUIK in 1972 (Nico Malan “Laboratory Theatre").

He directed A Flea in Her Ear (1970), Story Theatre (PACT, 1974), Dubbelspel met die Dood (PACT 1974), Lunch Hour Theatre? at The Space (1972), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (PACT, 1982), A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking (Market Theatre, 1982), Snoopy!!!, (CAPAB, 1983), Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw (President Theatre, Johannesburg), Baby With the Bathwater, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Alpha Beta.

Awards, etc


Correspondence with Price Coetzee, November 2015.

Astbury 1979.

Theatre programme for various productions held by NELM.

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