John Trengove (1978-). Writer and director.
Born in Johannesburg. He is the son of the well-known South African advocate Wim Trengove.
A graduate of UCT Drama School (1999). He also has an MFA in film from New York University.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
John has performed in a variety of student productions, the most recent being Chris Weare’s enormously successful East and in Cum, Guns & Instant Coffee at the Little Theatre, 1999. Appeared in Othello, 2001.
Writer and director of the television series Hopeville and of the award-winning film Inxeba (The Wound), a drama which explores tradition and sexuality and is set amid the Xhosa rites of passage into manhood .
John was nominated for the Fleur du Cap Most Promising Student Award and was awarded by Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns for his direction of episode 1 of the SABC 2 drama series Swartwater, award year 2016.
Die Burger, 9 June 1999.
Othello 2001 programme notes.
Cape Times, 25 March 2013.
Beeld, 28 January 2014.
Amazwi Literary Awards database.
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