Media Statement by Professor Debbie Lutge, HOD – Drama & Production Studies
Prolific South African master satirist, writer, entertainer, activist and philanthropist Pieter-Dirk Uys will visit the Durban University of Technology to share his artistic practice with the Drama and Production Studies students on Thursday morning 15 March 2012 commencing at 9 a.m.
Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout, Uys’s alter ego, has over the years been welcomed into the homes of South Africans as the person who makes us laugh at the things we fear the most.
Professor Debbie Lutge, HOD – Drama & Production Studies said DUT and the Department are excited to host Uys.
“It provides a wonderful opportunity for emerging artists to meet and greet one of our national artistic treasures. One of my earlier professional performances was playing the lead in the political satire by Pieter Dirk Uys Paradise is Closing Down a play superbly directed by Murray McGibbon in 1989 at the Durban Playhouse. I felt so privileged, particularly when he arrived backstage on the closing night to commend the performances. Pieter Dirk Uys is iconic both nationally and internationally. To have someone of that caliber interact with our students will also reinforce what they are taught in this Department about professional ethics and pursuing longevity in the business. We are extremely grateful to Pieter Dirk Uys for his generosity of spirit in making time available for this visit” she said.
For further information kindly contact the Departmental Secretary Lebohang Sibisi on 031 373 2194.
Venue: Drama & Production Studies Department, Courtyard Theatre – DUT Ritson Campus
Date: Thursday 15 March 2012
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Durban University of Technology
031 373 2845