Nicky Rebelo

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(19*-) Actor, cabaret artist, director and playwright.



Graduated at Wits Drama School in 1981.


After graduating he worked with the Junction Avenue Theatre Company.

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

As stage performer

He starred in Forbidden Fruits, in Going Under, in Paul Slabolepszy’s Making Like America together with Paul, Marius Weyers and Lida Meiring under Bobby Heaney’s direction at the Market in December 1986. Played Bobby in American Buffalo. He has appeared in West, Walking Wounded, Making Like America at the Baxter and the Market Theatre's Superheroes, Marabi, Upfront, The Bicycle Riders and Outers at the Market Theatre. The Puppet Rock Picture Play.

Cabaret: A Day in the Life of South African Under White Supervision.

As film actor

He appeared in a number of South African films, including 'n Wêreld Sonder Grense, Saturday Night at the Palace, Shot Down, The Stick.

As playwright

He wrote the plays A Touch of Madness and Prophet of the Waterberg and co-wrote Outers with Barney Simon.

He wrote the one-woman collection of monologues apparently... or so I heard, performed by Jennifer Steyn in 1990.

In 1994 he wrote Apartheid on Trial.

He co-wrote the play What Annette Said In Her Sleep Last Night with David Butler in 1996

Awards, etc


American Buffalo theatre programme, 198*

Tucker, 1997

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