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Roel Twijinstra – Head of Live Performance School @ AFDA Durban

July 11, 2016 1:40 pm

The AFDA Durban campus Dean, Franco Human, is happy to announce and welcome the new Head of the Live Performance School at AFDA Durban.  Roel Twijinstra is a theatre director, dramaturge, drama lecturer and writer. After studying at the university of Nijmegen and Amsterdam , (He holds a MSc in Biology, animal behavior) he started his carrier as an assistant of Peter Brook in 1975 and assisted later Peter Stein in Berlin. He was the artistic director of “Het Waterhuis”and the CEO of “Theatre company Siberia”, both in Rotterdam. Since 1996 he managed several international exchange projects between The Netherlands, USA, Russia, Morocco, Nepal and South-Africa.

He lectured at the drama department of UKZN and currently he is directing in SA and working for TWIST projects. In the summer of 2012 his first novel was launched “Zulu crush.” Currently he is living and working in South Africa. In 2014 he started together with Jerry Pooe his production company “Thambo Theatre Producers” to adapt African novels for stage.  He is also the co-author with Emma Durden of two books, “Theatre directing in South Afria” and “Theatre Production in South Africa”.

It is an absolute pleasure to have him as part of the fantastic team at AFDA Durban.



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