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Geoffrey Hyland

Head of Department. Associate Professor. BA UOVS, HDE, BA (Hons) Cape Town, MFA York

Directs theatre, opera and dance professionally. Teaches across a range of courses with particular interest in directing, acting for stage and camera, and design.

Special focus: the staging of gender and sexual politics in theatrical productions. Directing Shakespeare.

Associate Teacher: Professional Actors Lab, Toronto, Canada.

Has taught in Canada, the UK, New Zealand and the USA. His work has also been seen in Ireland, Germany and Peru.

He has directed well over 100 theatre productions in his career. Some highlights include Madame de Sade, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Women Beware Women, Wounds to the Face, Slowly, Opera 5:20, Kissed By Brel, Blood Wedding, as well as Othello, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, All’s Well That Ends Well, Titus Andronicus and Twelfth Night.

Fleur du Cap Award for Young Directors, Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Drama, Kanna Awards for Best Dance Production and Best Technical. Fleur du Cap Award, Vita Award and Kanna Award nominations for Best Director.

Senior Years Acting Studio Course Co-ordinator.

tel: +27 (0)21 650 7121    

email: head.drama@uct.ac.za