Gopala Davies

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Gopala Davies
Gopala Davies-Headshot.jpg
Born Gopala Davies
South Africa
Occupation Actor, director
Website http://gopaladavies.com

Gopala Davies is a South African actor and director. He is best known for his intermedial theatre production Barbe Bleue: A story about madness, which won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at The National Arts Festival in 2015, and the Best Student Director Award in 2014.[1][2][3][4][5]

Gopala plays the character Adam in the Short Film Lilith: Genesis One which won the Film category at the 2015 PPC Imaginarium Awards.[6][7] and the 2016 'Best International Experimental' at the ICARO Festival Internacional de Cine. He plays the role of Robert in the SABC 1 soap opera Generations: The Legacy. Gopala also toured South Africa with Pieter Toerien’s The History Boys, which won a Naledi award for The Best Production of a Play in 2011.[8][9][10]

In 2013 Gopala played the role of Mohammed in Tom Coash’s Cry Havoc, produced by Grace Meadows and Ashraf Johaardien, in which he performed alongside award winning actors David Dennis and Brenda Radloff.[11][12][13][14][15]

In 2016 Gopala was commissioned by the French Institute of South Africa (Institut Français) to direct Les Cenci: A story about Artaud for the National Arts Festival’s Main Programme. He also played the role of Alphonse Lebel in Jade Bowers’ Scorched, written by Wajdi Mouawad.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staff Reporter". Grocott's Mail. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Anne (12 July 2015). "Creative excellence rewarded at National Arts Festival 2015". National Arts Festival. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Lankester, Tony (13 July 2014). "2014 Standard Bank Ovation Awards announced at National Arts Festival". National Arts Festival. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  4. ^ BWW News Desk (14 July 2014). "2014 Standard Bank Ovation Awards Revealed at National Arts Festival". BWW. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Aldridge, William; Kruger, Elmarie. "Barbe Bleue: a story of madness". Perdeby. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  6. ^ ART Times (4 August 2015). "The 2015/16 PPC Imaginarium Awards". ART Times. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Screen Africa (8 December 2015). "SA short gains recognition abroad". Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Lindberg, Dawn. "The winners – Naledi Theatre Awards 2011". Naledi Theatre Awards. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  9. ^ McKenna, Neal (22 August 2011). "Brilliant Boys". Independent Online. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  10. ^ Pieter Toerien Productions (15 June 2011). "Making history with Pieter Toerien". Artslink. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  11. ^ Maputle, Precious (30 September 2013). "Explosive Cry Havoc at UJ Con Cowan Theatre". Artslink. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  12. ^ Stones, Lesley (14 October 2013). "Cry Havoc: More than a love-hate story". Daily Maverick. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  13. ^ Bizcommunity (19 April 2013). "Lineup for Grahamstown National Arts Festival". Bizcommunity. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  14. ^ City Press (6 July 2013). "Review – Cry Havoc: An unsettling coincidence". News 24. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  15. ^ Vermaas, Nigel (6 July 2013). "Love conquers nothing". Cue Online. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "Scorched a piece of theatre history". Artslink. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 

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