NAF GOLD OVATION AWARD WINNER AT THE HEX FOR ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
Craig Morris in Greig Coetzee’s
Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny
Friday 31st July at 7.30pm
Tickets R100 (R90 concession)
Winning the top accolade at the recent National Arts Festival Fringe is no easy feat amongst over 200 shows. But Craig Morris achieved the almost impossible by winning a Gold Standard Bank Ovation Award with Greig Coetzee’s Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny. Morris will be in Pietermaritzburg for one day only at the end of July, and local theatre-goers will have the opportunity to see this remarkable show. Coetzee studied in Pietermaritzburg and taught for many years at GHS, before becoming a professional writer and actor.
Where does Johnny Boskak fit in the new South Africa? Is he a white trash dinosaur? Or is he the last cowboy hero in boots and blue jeans? What we know is that he’s on the road, looking for love, redemption, an AK47 and the quickest way out of Secunda…
Craig Morris stars in Greig Coetzee’s award-winning spin-off to White Men with Weapons!
After the magical collaboration that birthed Blood Orange, Craig Morris celebrates the creative genius that is Greig’s writing. Johnny Boskak is superb writing, blended with Craig Morris’ inimitable physical performance style. Under Roslyn Wood-Morris’s empathetic theatrical eye this is theatre at its’ best! Not to be missed!
Written by Greig Coetzee.
Co-Directed by Roslyn Wood-Morris & Craig Morris.
Craig Morris is a versatile performing artist and educator who includes Physical Theatre, Mime, Contemporary Dance and Clowning in his repertoire of theatre and film performance, directing, teaching and choreographic skills. Craig is continuously involved in numerous educational, commercial and corporate productions as a physical performer, movement training specialist, Classical and Contemporary Mime artist, script writer and Director. Craig continues to premier new, original theatre work, which educates and provokes critical thinking and innovation.
Greig Coetzee has worked as a writer, director and performer and has written for theatre, radio and television. He is best known for White Men with Weapons, but has written a number of other plays. His work has received over twenty South African Theatre Awards. He has received two Scotsman Fringe First Awards as well as The Stage Award for Best Actor, all on the Edinburgh Fringe. His BBC Radio Drama, ‘Banana Republic’, received a Radio Academy Award (2005). Highlights include seasons at the Lincoln Centre, New York; London’s Soho Theatre, The Traverse in Edinburgh and The English Theatre in Berlin.
Roslyn is passionate about education in the arts. Her strength lies in her ability to collaborate and she strongly believes in the voice of the performer as creator. In 2008 Roslyn won the Gauteng MEC award for Best Choreography for Bar Flies. Ros spent 18 years educating young adults in theatre at St Mary’s School and currently holds a post at Sacred Heart College as Head of Drama. Ros loves directing Craig in new productions. It’s a wonderful way to get her husband to listen to her when she tells him what to do!