Mary Mitchell

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Mary Mitchell (1892-1973). South African actress, playwright and novelist.

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

As actress she worked for NTO (in Dear Brutus, 1948) and the Johannesburg REPS (in Lorca’s Spanish drama The House of Bernarda Alba, 1952).

Her plays were among those produced by the East Rand Theatre Club. Among those was The Pearl, a one-act play which reached the finals of the FATSSA National Play Festival in 1953.


Gosher, 1988.

Tucker, 1997.

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