Tertius Kapp

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Tertius Kapp (1979-) is an Afrikaans poet, playwright, scriptwriter, director, actor and producer.


Went to school in Cape Town, then studied at the University of Stellenbosch, originally doing a BA, then a B.Sc, completing a Hons B.Sc in Physics. He later also obtained an MA in Creative Writing ("Kreatiewe Skryfkunde") in the Department of Afrikaans.

He worked freelance, spent a few years in the television industry, after which he lectured in the Department of Dutch and South African Studies at Adam Mickiecz University in Poznań, Poland for four years, then became a lecturer in the Department of Afrikaans at Fort Hare University.


Originally wanted to be a poet or novelist, but became involved in theatre, most forcibly so with the founding of the company Tart 'n Koggel Produksies in 2003, of which he was a founding member.

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

A founder member of Tart 'n Koggel Produksies.

Play texts include Harmse (2006), Al Dobberend (“Floating”, Innibos, 2006), ** Sielsiek (“Mentally disturbed”, with Willem Anker, at Aardklop, 2006), Rooiland (2011), Oorsee (2013), *

He adapted Anchien Troskie's novel Dis ek, Anna and Die staat teen Anna Bruwer for the screen as the acclaimed feature film Dis ek, Anna ("It's Me, Anna", 2015).

As producer/director responsible for Harmse, Sielsiek De Familie Wagenaer, Terre'Blanche and Skroothonde.

As actor played Eugene Terre'Blanche, a cross-dressing french singer, Hendrik Wagenaer, Gert Breekyster and “Die Dwergreus” (the “dwarf-giant”) in Neels van Jaarsveld’s Wit Sneeutjie en die Dwergreus (“White Little Snow and the Dwarf-giant”)


He was awarded the Aardklop-Smeltkroesprys in 2011 for his drama Rooiland.

He was awarded the Hertzog Prize for his plays Rooiland and Oorsee in 2015.




Private correspondence between Kapp and the ESAT Editor, 26 October 2015.

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