Patricia Ann Terry

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Patricia Ann Terry (Paddy - néé Lambert) (19**-). Theatre in education specialist and researcher.


She trained at Rhodes University Drama Department, married actor Peter Terry and moved to Pretoria, where - after a short stint at PACT, she became a teacher and then in 198* joined the HSRC’s Centre for South African Theatre Research (CESAT) as a researcher in drama- and theatre education. Played a pivotal role in the educational field during the 1980s, promoting drama- and theatre-in-eduction, and especially working actively to expand and activate SAADYT as a socio-political force, becoming secretary in 198* and working closely with chair Esther van Ryswyk. During her time at the HSRC she spent a year working with Dorothy Heathcote at Newcastle-upon-Tyne and befriended numerous international experts, including John Norman and John O’Toole. In 19** she co-edited a collection of children’s plays with ****. In 1989 she left the HSRC to undertake legal studies at the University of Cape Town and eventually pursue a career in politics under her maiden name (Patricia Lambert), becoming – inter alia – the advisor to and spokesperson for the Minister of Health in the ANC government.

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