Olive Schreiner Prize for Drama

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The Olive Schreiner Prize is an annual award to new and emergent talent administered by the English Academy of South Africa. This is taken in turn for Poetry, Prose and Drama. So the Drama Award is awarded every three years.

Many years drama awards were not made. Also interesting to note is the fact that most of the truly prominent figures (Athol Fugard, Barney Simon, Paul Slabolepszy, Anthony Akerman, Janice Honeyman, Fiona Coyne, William Kentridge and the Handspring Puppet Company, Brett Bailey, etc) do not feature.

Drama Awards made

1975 Douglas Livingstone for A Rhino in the Boardroom. 1978 John Cundill for Redundant and Waiting 1985 Junction Avenue Theatre Company for Randlords and Rotgut 1990 Norman Coombes A Snake in the Garden 1996 Zakes Mda for The Nun's Romantic Story 1999 Moira Lovell for Bedtime Stories 2002 Xoli Norman for Halleluja 2005 John Kani for Nothing but the Truth


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