Suid-Afrikaanse Teater Studio
Founded by Jo Gevers and Schalk Jacobsz in 1967, the studio's aim was to produce plays that were not usually done, and do so in a technically and artistically responsible way. They wanted to create opportunities for those who were not in the position to commit themselves to the theatre on a full-time basis. It was also seen as a gateway to the professional stage for amateurs and students, and a means of giving drama students at the University of the Orange Free State an opportunity to work with professional theatre-makers and bridge the gap between student theatre and professional theatre.
The studio was situated at 85 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein and the management consisted of:
Jo Gevers (Artistic Director), Schalk Jacobsz and Jan Mellet (Managing directors), Mariechen Naudé (Artistic collaborator), Annatjie Vorster (advisor on costumes and make-up) and Adam van Niekerk (Décor and properties).
SATS: South African Theatre Studio 1967-1968. Brochure. (ESAT archive)
Speelgoed van Glas programme notes, 1967.
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