Who’s Upstairs: Craig Morris

Craig Morris

Craig Morris

Craig Morris stars in Boykie and Girlie, on at Alexander Upstairs from the 11th to the 16th of January.

Home town? Jozi  A window into the relationship between Boykie & Girlie.

Tell us a little bit about your show? A window into the relationship between Boykie & Girlie. He’s a writer who’s blocked. She’s a lawyer who’s rising quickly through the ranks. We share an evening with them, where the politics of their partnership are revealed.

And what’s next on the cards for you? A new international digital dance project with Athena Mazarakis in collaboration with The British Council. An international made for television movie project for French TV. A new children’s theatre production called Sex&Me, written by Clara Vaughan, funded by Assitej. Also preparations for performance in a new dance work for the National Arts Festival.

And the project you’re dreaming of? Taking my show Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny around the world…after presenting at Alexander Bar of course!

How did you get into theatre? A birth defect.

Dinner with any two figures from history: who would you invite and what would you serve them? The Dalai Lama & Our ancestral Eve (the first homo sapien), I’d feed them anything my wife prepares!

Favourite spot in Cape Town (besides Alexander Bar, obviously)? Winelands

What excites you about theatre (or music/burlesque/magic/etc)? It’s live!

What mistakes have you made and learned the most from? I try to make mistakes daily, I haven’t managed to learn from each one of them though. It’s a work in progress…

Who do you think people should be talking about? Keep your eyes and ears out for Jaques de Silva, Ryan Dittmann, Maude Sandham, POP Art Theatre in Jozi!