Peter Krummeck

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(1947?*-2013) Actor, designer, dramatist, director, teacher and community activist. Born in Cape Town??**, trained at the University of Cape Town Drama Department. ****.


Died at St. Luke's Hospice in Kenilworth on Saturday, November 9th 2013 after a struggle with cancer, survived by his sisters, Anne and Judith, his niece, Yvette, and his nephew, Neville.

Roles as actor

Quoted from the programme notes of The Elephant Man wherein he played the role of Ross in 1998: 'Peter Krummeck was a delegate to Westag and to the Danish/South African Conference in Copenhagen. Awarded the Inaugural Baxter 200 Tribute for Artistic Achievement in 1985, he has directed several plays including A Sleep of Prisoners and the English world premiere of Kanna: He is Coming Home - which he also designed. Among his writings are the musical Scathkadie and his translation of PG du Plessis' Seer in the Suburbs. His play Indaba was first to feature scholars of mixed race. His company, ACTS, pioneered the reconciliation-through-drama process, presenting such work as the Xhosa epeic Ntsikana. But it was The Passion that captured national interest: it played 10 seasons to high praise. His teledrama Dear and Awkward Courage has been screened and a 40-part series, Red George, based on his great-grandfather's diaries, was broadcast on SAfm. He has played major English and Afrikaans television roles, including leads in The Earthmover and Winning. Nominated several times, he won an FNB Vita Award for his work in Taking Sides last year.'

Stage

include: **, **. Aladdin: Pantomime, (Cape Flavour)Dir: Maralin Vanrenen: Baxter Theatre, 1984. Marilyn Taylor's musical band. Panorama (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1988)



Production; Role; Venue

BOY2MAN Tony dir. Peter Krummeck KRUMMECK AS COWARD Noel dir. Peter Krummeck RED GEORGE Red George (+17 characters) dir. Denise Newman BONHOEFFER Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Peter Krummeck, director Christopher Weare THE PASSION Christ dir. Peter Krummeck TAKING SIDES Roder SEND FOR DOLLY Smithy Smith PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD Michael James

In the programme of ACTS' production of A Sleep of Prisoners which he directed and played in: The Winter's Tale (CAPAB); Hidden City (SATV); Taking Sides (Toerien). Directed the world premiere of Adam Small's Kanna: He is Coming Home for the Baxter and Murder in the Cathedral with John Carson as Becket. Designed Mr Rhodes and the Princess (CAPAB) to The Norman Conquests trilogy for the Baxter. 1985 awarded the Inaugural Baxter 200 Tribute for Artistic Achievement.

Quoted from the programme of Pieter Toerien's Isn't It Romantic in 1985: 'Peter began his professional career at the age of sixteen with the PACOFS production of The Merchant of Venice. In the ensuing twenty-two years he has been involved in every aspect of theatre from song-writing to running his own company. After training as a commercial artist, he spent four years at the UCT Little Theatre as an ad-hoc student and then joined CAPAB as actor/designer, going free-lance two years later. One of his first projects was to build the model of the Baxter Theatre for the architects and he went on to become the only artist who has been involved in one way or another with every Baxter Season since their inception eight years ago. Major stage credits include the title role in P.G. du Plessis' Plaston: DNS-Kind and Michael James in Playboy of the Western World for CAPAB, Smithy Smith in Send For Dolly, Sam in his own translation of Siener in die Suburbs for the Baxter and Jesus Christ in The Passion (his own adaptation of the Gospels for the Baxter).'

Film and TV

LONG WALK TO FREEDOM White Magistrate dir.Justin Chadwick, Videovision THE GIRL DOP dir. Julian Jarrold, Wall to Wall Television, Moonlighting MASTER HAROLD & THE BOYS Bar Man Spier Films One STARSHIP TROOPERS Retired Admiral Galaxy 3 Productions THE RING Norse Councillor Castle Ring Productions BORDERLINE Cameo Film Afrika CITIZEN VERDICT Prison Official Rapitrade PAVEMENT Police Clerk Film Afrika THE PIANO PLAYER Alexs Father Film Afrika Worldwide FAMILY DOG Man in a white Apron Two Oceans Productions THE EMISSARY HEART OF AFRICA Dr Livingstone London Film School: co wrote screenplay THAT ENGLISH WOMAN C Films CANDID CAMERA Scholtz Films DADA AND THE FLOWER Scholtz Films

Television

Quoted from the programme of Pieter Toerien's Isn't It Romantic in 1985: 'He also played the lead in Gray Hofmeyer's The Earthmover and a major lead in the Afrikaans series Witgoud for SABC TV; amongst other TV plays to be screened are Die Losprys and Die Seeduiker.'

Series

Role

Production Company

OUPA & OUMA II Steyn dir. Leon Kruger, Waterfront Television LABYRINTH Friar dir. Christopher Smith, Scott HISTORY OF AMERICA Cardinal Discovery Channel (USA); BBC (UK) and Film Afrika GREAT BRITAIN OUR STORY Oliver Cromwell dir. Nich Green, Nutopia,Film Afrika, SKY TV FINAL VERDICT II Att. Swart dir Mandilakhe Yengo, Carol Bouwer Productions, SABC STRIKE BACK II Old man dir Dan Percival, Left Bank Pictures UK, Out of Africa BONHOEFFER dir. Rita Deverell : Solo Flight Productions THE EARTHMOVER dir. Gray Hofmeyr TWELFTH NIGHT dir. Douglas Bristow WITGOUD Marius (the villain) (all episodes) DIE SEEDUIKER Russian Commisar (9 of 13 episodes) DIE LOSPRYS down and out Hennie (all episodes) ARENDE I veteran Brit soldier, dir.Bill Palmer (all episodes) HIDDEN CITY double dealing Marek (all episodes) THIS LIFE enigmatic Quasimodo Seasons Find (all episodes Cameo Appearances: SHOOTING STARS Priest Penguin Films BACKSTAGE Priest Endemol CHARLIE JADE Fourie Film Afrika Prod KHULULEKA Brendan Penguin Films MADAM & EVE Brian Emery Penguin Films SCOOP SCOOMBIE Cameo Penguin Films

As director

BOY2MAN Tony dir. Peter Krummeck KRUMMECK AS COWARD Noel dir. Peter Krummeck THE PASSION Christ dir. Peter Krummeck


As designer

Did the costumes for Three Cheers for President Charlie (The Space, 197*), **.

Long before building started he built the architect's model of the Baxter Theatre and would go on to become one of the Centre's founding and most innovative contributors at all levels.

As playwright

Translated P.G. du Plessis’s Siener in die Suburbs for a CAPAB production in 19**??.

1994 teleplay Dear and Awkward Courage, directed by Tamara Semevsky, was the first work openly to address the gay issue on South African television.

His award-winning HIV/Aids play iVirgin Boy has as its central character a boy traumatised by male rape. During follow-up counselling, he explores his bisexual nature.

His one-man play Bonhoeffer, which toured South Africa and North America, commemorated the 1st anniversary of 9/11 in Washington DC.

Other writing

Adam and Luke Two novellas, published by Junkets Publishers 2012.

Community work

For many years the producer of a Passion Play at the Baxter Theatre (19**-19**)???.

Worked as a lay-minister for the Anglican Church under the mentorship of Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the mid-1980s, and wrote a guide to human gender relationships for the multi-church Parish of St John in Wynberg.

Founded the African Community Theatre Service (ACTS), with Archbishop Desmond Tutu as patron, to undertake work in reconciliation.


Awards

Three Leaf best supporting actor nomination- A Flea in her Ear

Three Leaf best supporting actor nomination- The Playboy of the Western World

Fleur du Cap best supporting actor nomination

FNB Vita Award for ´Taking Sides´ and nominated for Fleur du Cap Award

Inaugural Baxter 200 Tribute for Artistic Achievement (1985)

Pansa Festival of Contemporary Writing - drama winner (2005)

Fleur du Cap Award best supporting actor: ´Smithy´ Smith in ´Send for Dolly´ Nomination

Sources

Programme notes of The Elephant Man in 1998.

http://www.apm.co.za/listings/peter-104/

http://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=2784

http://bookslive.co.za/blog/2012/04/11/junkets-releases-adam-luke-two-novellas-by-peter-krummeck/

http://www.iol.co.za/news/community-mourns-beloved-actor-krummeck-1.1605972

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