David Fick
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David Fick

David Fick graduated with a Master of Arts in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town in 2005. He has appeared on stage in Edges, Marry Me a Little, A (Sorta) Love Story and You Bet Your Life!, the latter being an original musical co-written with Roland Perold.

He has written two further musicals, Over the Rainbow and House of Shadows. His theatre criticism for BroadwayWorld earned him a Silver Arts Journalist of the Year Award in 2016. He currently teaches Dramatic Arts at Springfield Convent School.

Anton Luitingh
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Anton Luitingh

Anton obtained his B.Dram (Hons) Cum Laude degree in Drama at the University of Stellenbosch. He was nominated that same year for a Fleur du Cap Award in the category ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ to the theatre industry. He has been the Resident and Associate Director on a number of highly acclaimed local and International Touring productions including The Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, The Sound of Music, Singin’ In The Rain, Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Showboat and Evita to name a few.

As a professional performer, Anton has played some of the most sought-after roles in Musical Theatre including Munkustrap in 'CATS', The Beast in Disney’s smash hit Broadway musical 'Beauty And The Beast', Daddy Warbucks in 'Annie', The Pharaoh in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' amongst many others.

Shirley Johnston
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Shirley Johnston

UCT trained actress, scriptwriter and director Shirley Johnston, has appeared in over 30 film and television productions including ‘Cry, the Beloved Country’, ‘Heel Against the Head’,  ‘The Tattoo Chase’, ‘Isidingo’ and others. Shirley has worked extensively in the theatre as director and actress and has directed numerous stage shows ranging from intimate musicals, cabaret to huge Shakespeare productions.

Shirley has been lecturing since 1995 and has taught Acting, Directing and Scriptwriting at UCT, Stellenbosch University and AFDA. Her most recent performance was in Greg Latter’s ‘Death of a Colonialist’ which won the Naledi Best Production Award and played for five seasons in Johannesburg, Grahamstown, Cape Town and Germany.

Christopher Weare
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Christopher Weare

Emeritus Professor Christopher Weare lectured at Rhodes University from 1978 – 1981 and retired from UCT Drama Department in 2014 where he taught for 33 years. He was awarded the Fleur Du Cap Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 for his remarkable contribution to the theatre industry.

He founded The Intimate Theatre (2002 – 2014) affording a valuable platform for many professional practitioners. He was a founder member of the Arena Theatre Company (1996 – 2006) and a founder member of The Mechanicals Collective (2008 – 2014).

He taught acting [screen and stage] at AFDA: The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, Cape Town (2015 -2018).