WORKSHOP LEADERS – LIEZL DE KOCK & ROB MURRAY
After completing a BA HONS and working for the award winning Deaf and Hearing theatre company FTHK, Liezl De Kock went on to complete her MA in Contemporary Performance Cum Laude at Rhodes University.
A conspiracy of clowns won an Ovation Award and two Fleur du Cap Awards for, Pictures of You, which was also the highest grossing Theatre production at the National Arts Festival of 2009. De Kock was also nominated for the Fleur du Cap Best Actress Award for her role as the mother in Rob Murray’s Womb Tide. She performed with Andrew Buckland in Crazy in Love which won an ovation award and the Amsterdam Fringe Fest award for Best International Production. She was nominated for a Naledi award for best supporting actress for Crazy in Love. Her final Master’s production, Piet se Optelgoed won a Silver Ovation award and was nominated for best international production at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. She was nominated for a Naledi Best Actress Award for her role as Sussie in Reza de Wet’s African Gothic directed by Alby Michaels.
In 2019 she had the honour to perform in Athol Fugard’s Statements after an arrest under the immorality act directed by Greg Karvellas. The production was nominated for five Kanna awards including best actress at the 2019 KNNK Arts Festival.
Just before lockdown in 2020, Liezl had the privilege of performing in Medium Rare, directed by Hennie van Greunen and Engel by die Dam, directed by Nico Scheepers at Woordfees. She landed her first leading role in a TV series, Siende Blind on KyKNet in 2020. She is currently lecturing at AFDA Johannesburg.