Bio

QUALIFICATIONS 

MA in Text & Performance Studies with distinction from King’s College London & The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)

Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Art (Honours) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Greg Homann is a multi-award winning South African-born theatre director, playwright, dramaturg, and academic now living in the UK. His practice is led by a playful and curious pursuit of innovative theatre forms and cutting-edge styles.

For over 15 years he worked in South Africa where he was associated with some of the most successful, hard-hitting and critically acclaimed work staged in that country in its recent past. He is a world expert on post-apartheid plays. He has designed and taught directing, playwriting and acting courses, and has lectured broadly on topics that include post-colonialism, theatre history, and identity studies.

He has been lauded for his dramaturgy and directing of productions of new work, having directed ten premieres – six of them new South African plays. His playful and cheeky takes on world-classics are also a key feature of his portfolio.

Between 2013 and 2017, Greg headed up two of the foremost tertiary-level theatre and performance departments in Johannesburg. He has been extensively engaged in the delivery of outreach and community engagement programmes in school halls, community centres, and as Resident Dramaturg of The South African State Theatre. For three years he was part of the Artistic Committee of the National Arts Festival.

His theatre productions have enjoyed both box-office and critical success at almost every major theatre in South Africa, including The Market Theatre, The Fugard Theatre, Artscape, The Durban Playhouse, The Theatre on the Square and The South African State Theatre. His work has been a staple at the Hilton Arts Festival and the National Arts Festival. The productions he has directed and/or written have been nominated for over forty awards, winning twelve Naledi Theatre Awards including two for Best New Play and two for Best Cutting-Edge Production. In 2014 he was the recipient of South Africa’s highest accolade for theatre, the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award.

Greg’s most recent productions in the UK are Humans at Work at the Warwick Arts Centre and When Swallows Cry at the RADA Festival 2019.

He is currently writing and teaching (virtually) from Guildford.