Gerrit Schoonhoven (1958-). Director and actor.
He was born on 27 September 1958.
Gerrit studied drama at the University of Potchefstroom where he graduated with an honours degree in 1981.
He has been on the panel of judges for the kykNET Rapport Book Prize, fiction section, since 2014.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
He made his debut as director in the 1980s at the ATKV Kampustoneel.
Piekniek by Dingaan was both compiled and directed by Gerrit in 1988.
He directed Onderhoud met 'n Bobbejaan and Hond se Gedagte (1985), Somewhere on the Border for the Grahamstown Festival (1986), Beckett/Bêkdit for CAPAB (1987), Huise Vol Uile (1989), Diesel and Dust, Somewhere on the Border, Mynhoop - 'n Nokturne, Kinderspeletjies (PACOFS 1987), Spooks (1986), Harry Kalmer's Sleeping with Alice (1996), 'n Koffer in die Kas, 1993, Brothers, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (NAF 1991).
He wrote the one-act play Trajek van Tralies.
Gerrit works widely in film and television.
ATKV Veertjie awarded to him as best director of the television series Orion, 2007.
Winner of the the Rosalie van der Gucht Prize for New Directors in 1987.
We All Fall Down programme notes, 1988.
Eastern Province Herald 7 July 1993.
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