Billy de la Querra
Billy de la Querra (1955-) is a theatre technician and stage manager, carpet salesman and professional photographer.
He started out in theatre, working for CAPAB in the mid-1970s, but by 1980 he had entered the carpet business and become a professional photographer with his own company, JWC Productions.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Though he had no formal training, he learnt theatre skills from a young age while working as an assistant to his father, building and painting sets and so on.
In January 1976 he obtained a permanent appointment with CAPAB, becoming an assistant stage manager, working under Martin Crous and Pieter de Swardt. In his first year he toured with 9 different productions, the first being Die Belofte ("The Promise"), which toured the Western and Eastern Cape region for three months.
In 1977 the was made stage manager for the national tour of Faan se Stasie (Fourie) going to Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Mosselbay.
Private e-mail correspondence with Billy de la Querra, 8-10 June 2015.
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