Phyllis Konya

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Phyllis Konya (19*-). Journalist, reviewer and theatre historian.


Born Phyllis Jubyh *** Met and married the architect Sandor Konya in Cape Town in 1928. Later they moved to Pretoria where she became a long time reviewer and later arts editor for the Pretoria News

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

In 1980s she was sponsored by DALRO to write the history of FATSSA and amateur theatre. While this was not ever published, there is a manuscript in the National Archives (former CESAT Holdings). NELM also holds a copy of this work (When the Amateurs Stole the Show: the story of FATSSA: the Federation of Amateur Theatrical Societies of Southern Africa [1938]). She did publish an article on FATSSA for a book in honour of P.P.B. Breytenbach (The Breytie Book, edited by Temple Hauptfleisch, 1985).

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