Alumnus wins playwright award

18 May 2012

Mike van GraanUCT alumnus and playwright Mike van Graan has won the inaugural Theatre in Translation award from Proyecto 34°S, an independent Cape Town-based organisation that oversees the exchange of written theatre plays between Africa and Latin America.

Van Graan's 2004 political thriller Green Man Flashing was named the South African winner – a winner from Argentina was also announced – of the award at a ceremony held at the Magnet Theatre in Observatory on 2 May. Van Graan graduated from UCT with a BA degree in 1980 and a Higher Diploma in Education in 1981, followed by a BA honours in 1986. He recently completed a master's degree in drama, also at UCT.

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