AFDA alumnus Siya Mayola wins at 57th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

Mar 29, 2022 | Acting, Alumni, Awards, News

AFDA is extremely proud to announce that AFDA Cape Town live performance alumnus Siya Mayola  won the Award for Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play, Musical or Music Theatre, for his performance as Willie in Master Harold… and the Boys at the 57th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards held on the 27 March 2022.

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, amongst the most coveted within the South African performing arts fraternity, have been honouring theatre excellence since 1965. Support for the theatre also has a broader significance. Long before our democracy was entrenched, the theatre could give a voice to the otherwise unheard. Today, it continues to provide powerful and challenging insights and helps to transform the public consciousness.

Every year, Fleur du Cap winners are chosen after an evaluation of around 90 productions staged at some 20 venues in and around Cape Town. The judging panel comprises local critics, journalists, writers and drama educators.

Theatre practitioners are recognised for acting, directing, staging and technical abilities.  Outstanding contribution to South African theatrical development and excellence is also celebrated.

Siya made his film debut as Baby Face in the Hollywood indie film 419 filmed in Cape Town while still a student at AFDA in 2011. Then in 2012, he was cast in the stage play Faces Of Betrayal co-directed by Dr. Christopher John and Caroline Duck. Later in 2012, he appeared in the short film The Brave Unseen, for which he won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the annual AFDA awards. After the short, he shot the documentary Antartica for two and a half months. After his return in 2014, he joined the SABC1 youth drama series Amaza in the role of Bongani Mapanga. In 2016, he played Isaac in the Mzansi Magic drama Isikizi.

In 2018, he joined the second season of kykNET drama Sara se Geheim as Nyaniso. In 2019, he played Victor in the kykNET police procedural series Die Spreeus. In 2020, he appeared in another kykNET police procedural series Projek Dina as Constable Conjwa. That same year, he appeared in John Pogue’s Hollywood sci-fi film Deep Blue Sea 3. Then he played Willy in the 2020 Fugard Theatre production of Master Harold produced by Athol Fugard.

Apart from local television, he had a supporting role in the series Rugby Motors and Black Sails (2013) He also appeared in theatre productions such as Chance MusicalPassport to Tele LandBeyond All ReasonSofia is Gone and Faces of Betrayal.

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, amongst the most coveted within the South African performing arts fraternity, have been honouring theatre excellence since 1965. Support for the theatre also has a broader significance. Long before our democracy was entrenched, the theatre could give a voice to the otherwise unheard. Today, it continues to provide powerful and challenging insights and helps to transform the public consciousness.

Every year, Fleur du Cap winners are chosen after an evaluation of around 90 productions staged at some 20 venues in and around Cape Town. The judging panel comprises local critics, journalists, writers and drama educators.

Theatre practitioners are recognised for acting, directing, staging and technical abilities.  Outstanding contribution to South African theatrical development and excellence is also celebrated.

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