Gaerin Hauptfleisch (1971-) Actor, voice artist, playwright, theatre director, stage-manager, set designer, set-builder, and publicist.
Studied at the Drama Department of the University of Stellenbosch (completed an M.Dram in 1999), specialising in directing.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
As actor: lead roles in Chris Vorster’s hugely popular Jeims Blond series and Why’t Burp, Saartjie Botha’s’s Spanner (2001-2), David Kramer’s Die Ballade van Koos Sas (2001), his own plays (see below) and schools productions for Spektrum Productions (1998-2000).
As director/designer: Keith Bain’s Robin Hood (1999), Pieter Fourie’s Honour thy Mother, Fuck thy Father (Naelstring in Afrikaans version - 2001), Gideon van Eeden’s Boetman is Bedônit (KKNK and Aardklop, 2007)). Assistant director/stage manager on Pieter Fourie's Gert Garries – ‘n baaisiekel babelas (Marthinus Basson, 2002).
As writer/director did the following plays with his own production company (Stercus Productions): Varknek (1999),Grensgeval (2000), Bees (2001), Bring Elvis Terug (2002), Manalleen (with Lindie Stander, 2003), Die Vaal Koestertjie (Woordfees, 2003, Trek (KKNK, 2006).
Also wrote and directed a number of plays for schools.
Publicist for the Drama Department at the University of Stellenbosch (1999-), librarian for the Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies, chairman of the Libertas Theatre Club in Stellenbosch (2000-) and editor of Ad Lib, their newsletter (1998-).
Gaerin directed Nommerpas in 2015.
See website: http://www.stercus.co.za/
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