Reza de Wet

Reza de Wet was a South African playwirght who wrote primarily in Afrikaans. A prolific writer who wrote eleven plays in fourteen years, she won more theatre and literary awards than any other South African playwright, including the prestigious Herzog Prize (1994), the highest honour in Afrikaans literature.

In the 1999 annual South Africa Theatre Awards, Three Sisters Two (1997, written originally in Afrikaan as Drie Susters Twee) was named Best Production of the Year and Yelena (1998), Best Play. On the Lake opened at the Rhoddes Theatre as part of the official programme of the Grahamstown South Africa National Arts Festival in 2001.

Reza de Wet also worked extensively as an actress and taught in the Drama department at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

She passed away in January 2012. She is survived by her husband Lindsay Reardon, her daughter Nina Van Schoor, and her grandchildren Max and Mairi.