Athol Fugard

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Athol Fugard has been working in the theatre as a playwright, director, and actor in South Africa, England, and the United States for over fifty years. In 2011 he received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award and was the inaugural Humanitas Visiting Professor of Drama at Oxford University. His play The Road to Mecca was recently produced on Broadway by Roundabout Theatre Company. His latest play The Bird Watchers premiered last year at The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. Last year The Train Driver, transferred from The Fugard Theatre to The Hampstead Theatre in London for a critically acclaimed run. He has been seen on stage in South Africa, London, Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theatre in the U.S. Film credits include The Road to Mecca, Gandhi, The Killing Fields, Meetings With Remarkable Men, Marigolds In August, Boesman and Lena, and The Guest. His novel Tsotsi, was adapted into a film which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film (2006). He has published his autobiographical memoir “Cousins.”

His plays include: No-Good Friday, Nongogo, Blood Knot, Hello and Goodbye, People are Living There, Boesman and Lena, Statements After an Arrest, Under the Immorality Act, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, Dimetos, The Island, A Lesson From Aloes, ‘Master Harold’ …and the Boys, The Road to Mecca, A Place With the Pigs, My Children! My Africa!, Playland, Valley Song, The Captain’s Tiger, Sorrows and Rejoicings, Exits and Entrances, Victory, Coming Home.

As part of his 2011 residency with The Signature Theatre, Athol directed his plays Blood Knot and The Train Driver (New York City premiere). The Signature also presented his play My Children! My Africa! , directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
 
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Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Master Harold... and the Boys Pershing Square Signature Center-Irene Diamond Stage 11/07/2016 Playwright
2 The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek Pershing Square Signature Center-The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 05/11/2015 Playwright
3 The Train Driver Pershing Square Signature Center-The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 09/09/2012 Playwright
4 My Children! My Africa! Pershing Square Signature Center-The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 05/24/2012 Playwright
5 The Blood Knot Pershing Square Signature Center-The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre 02/16/2012 Playwright
6 Exits and Entrances 59E59 Theater A 04/04/2007 Playwright
7 Sorrows and Rejoicings Second Stage Theatre 02/04/2002 Playwright
8 The Captain's Tiger: A Memoir for the Stage New York City Center-Stage II 01/19/1999 Playwright
9 Valley Song New York City Center-Stage II 11/28/1995 Playwright
10 Playland New York City Center-Stage II 05/18/1993 Playwright
11 Boesman and Lena New York City Center-Stage I 01/14/1992 Playwright
12 My Children! My Africa! Perry Street Theatre 12/02/1989 Playwright
13 The Road to Mecca Promenade Theatre 04/12/1988 Playwright
14 The Blood Knot Roundabout Stage I (23rd Street Theater) 03/23/1980 Playwright
15 Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act Stage 73 02/01/1978 Playwright
16 Scenes from Soweto Stage 73 02/01/1978 Playwright
17 Boesman and Lena Circle in the Square Downtown 06/22/1970 Playwright
18 Hello and Goodbye Sheridan Square Playhouse 09/18/1969 Playwright
19 The Blood Knot Cricket Theatre 03/01/1964 Playwright

Director
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Master Harold... and the Boys Pershing Square Signature Center-Irene Diamond Stage 11/07/2016 Director
2 The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek Pershing Square Signature Center-The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 05/11/2015 Director
3 The Train Driver Pershing Square Signature Center-The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 09/09/2012 Director
4 The Blood Knot Pershing Square Signature Center-The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre 02/16/2012 Director
5 Sorrows and Rejoicings Second Stage Theatre 02/04/2002 Director
6 The Captain's Tiger: A Memoir for the Stage New York City Center-Stage II 01/19/1999 Director
7 Valley Song New York City Center-Stage II 11/28/1995 Director
8 Playland New York City Center-Stage II 05/18/1993 Director
9 Boesman and Lena New York City Center-Stage I 01/14/1992 Director
10 My Children! My Africa! Perry Street Theatre 12/02/1989 Director
11 The Road to Mecca Promenade Theatre 04/12/1988 Director

Actor
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Captain's Tiger: A Memoir for the Stage New York City Center-Stage II 01/19/1999 The Author
2 Valley Song New York City Center-Stage II 11/28/1995 The Author; Abraam Jonkers
3 The Road to Mecca Promenade Theatre 04/12/1988 Marius Byleveld
Awards
Award Production
1 WON 1971 Obie Award, Best Foreign Play Boesman and Lena Playwright
2 WON 1992 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Boesman and Lena Playwright
3 NOMINATED 2007 Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play Exits and Entrances Playwright
4 NOMINATED 2013 Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Outstanding Revival My Children! My Africa! Playwright
5 NOMINATED 2012 Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Outstanding Revival The Blood Knot Playwright
6 WON 1988 Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best Foreign Play The Road to Mecca Playwright