09 January 2019, Alumni of the week
After graduating from AFDA Cape Town in 2016, actress, writer and director Liese Kuhn is already making a name for herself on the stage and screen in the South African entertainment industry. Her most recent play, ‘Daar is ‘n Vreemdeling in my Bed’, directed and co-written by Liese will premiere at the Alexander Bar in Cape Town, from the 17-19 January 2019.
The play follows Amelia's (Laura-Lee Mostert) cordial journey through trauma, happiness and the eccentricity of banal life. Her obsession with heritage and remembrance is powerful in all her actions, stories, sketches and humanity.
Read a review of ‘Daar is ‘n Vreemdeling here: https://klyntji.com/joernaal/2019/1/5/liese-kuhn-laura-lee-mostert
Liese graduated Cum Laude from AFDA with a double major in Screen and Stage acting. Following her graduation she was signed to Artist One Management in Cape Town and went on to make her professional theatre debut as Hallie in Sam Shepard’s ‘Buried Child’ directed by Chris Weare. Liese made her television debut that same year in in Season Two of Kyknet’s ‘Sara Se Geheim’ as eighteen year-old rape victim; Sasha Fortuin.
Since then Liese has been between theatre and set for a number of local and international productions; namely Eve Ensler’s, ‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer’ as well as American crime show ‘Silence Is Deadly’ (2019).
Liese champions creating her own work in the theatre and film world as both performer and writer and aims to exercise her directing muscle too. In 2018 she kick-started Frikken Films / The Frikken Playhouse which is a female based production company, with the hopes of creating work opportunities and collaborations for the countless female/youth talent both locally and internationally.
AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.