January 2007

Some Mothers’ Sons is performed at the Musho Festival (a festival of one- and two-hander plays) in Durban, 13-14 January.

Mixed Metaphors is nominated in Gauteng’s Naledi Theatre Awards “Best New Play Produced” Category, along with Groundswell by Ian Bruce, The Suitcase, by Eskia Mphahlele and Truth in Translation by Michael Lessac. Lindiwe Matshikiza is also nominated in the “Best Newcomer (Female)” category for her performance in Mixed Metaphors. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday 19 February.

Mixed Metaphors is nominated in “Best New Indigenous Play” Category in Cape Town’s Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards. Other nominees are Hoot by Geraldine Naidoo, The Travellers by Sylvaine Strike and Saartjie Botha’s Altyd Jonker. The Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday 4 March at ARTSCAPE.

(In 2006, Green Man Flashing was also nominated in both the Naledi Theatre Awards and the Fleur du Cap categories for the best new script).

Van Graan accepts an invitation to serve on the Kanna Panel at the 2007 Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (30 March-7 April) to judge new Afrikaans theatre.

Faith Creations, a Cape Town-based film company, extends its option on Green Man Flashing to transform it into a movie.

The BBC World Service records a seven-minute play they commissioned Van Graan to write - as one of seven African writers - to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Ghana's independence this year.