Mary Dreyer

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DREYER, Mary. (19*-) Actress. * (*?) **


Biography

Training

She obtained a BA degree at Wits, a Teachers Diploma at TCE and a Post Graduate Performers Diploma at UCT.


Career

Started with The Space in Cape Town. Member of CAPAB's main company and their Youth Group??** Rejoined CAPAB Drama Permanent Compnay in 1985.

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

Started with The Space in Cape Town, doing i.a. Black Beauty and the Boss (Pieter-Dirk Uys, Labia Theatre, 1976), Snow White and the Special Branch (Pieter-Dirk Uys, Labia Theatre, 1976), After Liverpool by James Saunders, A Different Shade of Grey, The Sun King and Three’s Company. . ** Roles include **, "Ma/etc" in Berkoff's Greek; she appeared in CAPAB's Dying Breed in 1993; played Steffy in I Ought to be in Pictures (1985); Drie Susters II (19**), Helen in Good (1990); "**, "?*?" in Reza de Wet's Mis, "Salome" in Mirakel ( and "Sussie" in Drif , **, **, **, Amadeus (Baxter Theatre, 2006), Vrededorp by Charles Fourie (KKNK, 2005) **. Die Van Aardes van Grootoor (1977)

She has also worked for television and radio.

Joined CAPAB Drama in 1985. Fleur du Cap award for best actress for her performance in Greek; nominated for Measure for Measure; won the AA Vita Award for best actress for the same production. Directed several productions, was involved with educational projects presented by CAPAB's community theatre. Appeared in CAPAB's Dying Breed in 1993; Reza de Wet's trilogy, Mis, Mirakel and Drif in 1993/94. Nominated for a FNB Vita Award for her performance as Salome in Mirakel. Appeared in A Far Country, The Visit and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore.

Awards, etc

(Fleur du Cap Theatre Award, Best Supporting Actress, 1985) for Greek; Fleur du Cap Theatre Award, Best Supporting Actress, 1994 (Mirakel; Fleur du Cap Theatre Award, Best Actress, 1994 for Sussie in Drif. She won the AA Vita Award for Best Actress in Measure for Measure.

Sources

I Ought to be in Pictures programme notes, 1985.

The Elephant Man programme notes, 1998.

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