Where does Johnny Boskak fit in the new South Africa? Is he a white trash dinosaur? Or is he the last cowboy hero in boots and blue jeans? What we know is that he’s on the road, looking for love, redemption, an AK47 and the quickest way out of Secunda… After the magical collaboration that birthed the award-winning Blood Orange, Craig Morris celebrates the creative genius that is Greig Coetzee’s writing. Johnny Boskak is superb writing, blended with Craig Morris’ inimitable physical performance style. Under Roslyn Wood-Morris’s empathetic theatrical eye this is theatre at its best!
Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny
- Ticket Price: R40.00
- Duration: 1hr 10mins
- Age Recommendation: 14+
- Genre: Theatre
- Language: English
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Playwright: Greig Coetzee
Directed by Roslyn Wood-Morris & Craig Morris
Featuring an original score by the Late Syd Kitchen
Lighting Design: Barry Strydom
Videography: Barry Strydom
Video Editing: Jessica Denyschen
Starring: Craig Morris
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Craig Morris has performed at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda, South Africa since 1992, and has received numerous Ovation awards. Most recently for his new solo production Agony (Curtain Call), premiered in 2017.
He won the prestigious Standard Bank Gold Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2015, for his performance of Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Lead Role (Male) during the 2016 Naledi Awards and won for Best Cutting Edge production. Most recently, Craig was nominated for a Kyk-Net Fiesta Awards for his performance of Johnny Boskak. He has won the Kanna Award for Best Male Actor, for his performance of the now translated into Afrikaans version of Johnny Boskak voel ‘n Bietjie… In 2017 Craig starred in Moliere’s Tartuffe, directed by award-winning Director Sylvaine Strike, for which he won the Fleur du Cap Award for Best Actor. Craig was also nominated for Best Male Actor in a lead role at the Naledi Theatre Awards (South Africa) that year. He has been nominated for the MEC Gauteng Choreography and Dance Awards numerous times and won the award for Best Male Dancer in a Contemporary Style in 2005 and 2008. He also won the Kanna Award for Best Achievement in Dance Theatre in 2007 for his performance in Attachments 1-7. Most recently Craig Choreographed and performed in University of Johannesburg’s Arts Centre’s production of Steven Berkoff’s Adaptation of Metamorphosis, which performed at NAF 2019. The production was recently nominated for Naledi Awards in ten categories.