Mike van Graan graduated from UCT with a BA Hons in Drama. He is a cultural consultant and has held several posts including Director of the Community Arts Project, National Projects Officer for the Congress of S.A. Writers, Director of the Bartel Arts Trust Centre, General Secretary of the National Arts Coalition and currently General Secretary of the Performing Arts Network of S.A. He also writes a weekly column for The Mail and Guardian. His previous plays include: The Dogs Must be Crazy and Some of Our Best Friends are Cultural Workers, both of which were selected Hot off the Fringe at the National Arts Festivals where they premiered in the 90s; Dinner Talk, winner of the 1998 Fleur du Cap Award for Best New Script and Hostile Takeover, runner-up in both the Jury and Audience Award categories at the 2004 PANSA Festival of Reading of New Writing. His new play Some Mothers’ Sons was the Jury runner-up and won the Audience Award at the PANSA Festival of Reading of New Contemporary Writing in November 2005. www.artslink.co.za/pansa
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