Peter Terry

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Peter Terry (19**-) Actor, dramatist, poet and theatre administrator.


Grew up in Grahamstown. He is married to Patricia Ann Terry.


Trained at Rhodes University Drama Department


After a brief spell at CAPAB, he joined PACTin 1972. Joined the PACT Youth Company as performer and later writer-director, taking over as head of PACT Playwork from Alwyn Swart in 1988*?. Gradually moved into management, eventually becoming the Head of Drama at PACT in 19**. In 2000 he left PACT to become a freelance actor, voice artist and dramatist. (??**).

Administrative head of Drama at the State Theatre, 2006.

Broadcaster on Classic FM, 2017.

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

Performed in a number of the PACT Company’s plays in the 1980s. His plays include **, **. As director he did Romeo and Juliet (PACT Playwork, 197*), **.

As actor he appeared in the PACT production of The State Theatre Overflow Show together with James White, Pamela Gien and Michael McCabe with direction by Nigel Vermaas at the Arena Bistro in 1981.

He had roles in Alive and Kicking, Daar Leef Mense Daar, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Lady from Dubuque, Die Emigrante, Wild Honey, Tom Jones. The Princess of Kurumbu, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Die Opstand van die Narre, The Comedy of Errors, Animal Farm, Translations, The Playboy of the Western World (1971), Richard Gush of Salem, Echoes of Anger, Pantagleize, The Exception and the Rule, The Crucible, Dream of the Dog (2007).

He adapted The Great Gatsby for the stage and co-wrote the children's play Gedoentes op/Goings on at Dingamalerie-Donga-Dell. He wrote Danny and the Desert Girl.

Awards, etc


Wild Honey programme notes, 1986.

Tucker, 1997.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

For more information

TVSA [1]].

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