1972-1977 University Cape Town, Performers Diploma Speech and Drama
This Drama School was heavily influenced by Bertolt Brecht and “Method” Acting: (Russian theatre) Stanislavski, Chekov; (USA Theatre) Lee Strasberg, Marlon Brando. Subjects: Voice Production, Dance, English, Phonetics, History of Theatre, Stage Management, Set Design, Make-Up, Acting, Philosophy.
At this time the famous experimental SPACE theatre began in Cape Town influencing UCT students and reshaping South African theatre. Athol Fugard’s new plays were tested here first before playing London and New York. Cutting edge multicultural Performance Art, Music, Dance and Art took place in freedom in defiance of the Apartheid Whites Only regime.
In 1973 Trev was selected by dance guru Tessa Marwick to go to Johannesburg with 20 Capetonian actors to present an experimental Zen play (Ten Bulls) at the new Market Theatre, the offshoot from the SPACE.
In 1974 Guerrilla Theatre was performed by Trev, Vincent Ebrahim (BBC- The Kumars) and Marcel Van Heerden atop a 20-meter high Dutch gable on the Hiddingh Hall campus, central Cape Town. Thousands of Apartheid stormtrooper police lined up outside the gates of the campus, just below us, preparing to enter, batter students unconscious, and take control of the rioting campus. 1975: Trev wrote and produced a short play.