Del Mar resident Athol Fugard, an internationally acclaimed playwright, to be honored at gala

Athol Fugard, one of the world's most revered playwrights, sits with one of his dogs, Genghis Khan. Photo by Don Boomer

Celebrating honorable acts of peacemaking, the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) will host its annual Peacemaker Awards on Thursday, March 10, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The inspiring event recognizes individuals and organizations for their creative and effective solutions to conflict.

This year, NCRC will honor Del Mar resident Athol Fugard as the National Peacemaker Award recipient. Fugard will also be the evening’s keynote speaker.

Once identified by Time Magazine as “the greatest active playwright in the English speaking world,” Fugard, a playwright, actor and director, is known for his deeply rooted and controversial anti-apartheid dramas. Fugard’s work has been presented locally at theaters ranging from the La Jolla Playhouse and the San Diego REP to 6th @ Penn, Carlsbad Playreaders, Black Ensemble Theater and San Diego Actor’s Theatre. Noted plays include Master Harold… and the Boys, Boesman and Lena and the recently acclaimed Road to Mecca. Fugard is Adjunct Professor of Playwriting, Acting, and Directing at UCSD Theater and Dance Department.

As a playwright, he was subjected to government surveillance and restricted in his play development and travel by the South African government as he fought to give a voice to the black native South Africans.

Fugard is the author of “Tsotsi,” the Academy Award-winning best foreign film in 2005. Fugard’s work inspires people to fight injustice peacefully and speak about our life’s cruel realities.

The Peacemaker Awards dinner is open to the public and will be held at the Hilton Bayfront. Tickets can be purchased at NCRConline.com or 619-238-2400 x222.

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