Zakes Mokae was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, moved to the UK in 1961, and to the US in 1969. He started acting at the same time as playwright Athol Fugard was emerging. The two worked together on Fugard's first success, The Blood Knot, about brothers with the same mother but different fathers; Zach (played by Mokae) is dark skinned and Morris (played by Fugard) is fair skinned. They also worked together on Master Harold and the Boys, for which Mokae won a 1982 Tony Award.

Zakes Mokae was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, moved to the UK in 1961, and to the US in 1969. He started acting at the same time as playwright Athol Fugard was emerging. The two worked together on Fugard's first success, The Blood Knot, about brothers with the same mother but different fathers; Zach (played by Mokae) is dark skinned and Morris (played by Fugard) is fair skinned. They also worked together on Master Harold and the Boys, for which Mokae won a 1982 Tony Award.

Danny Glover starred in this 2003 production by South African playwright Athol Fugard.  Coming of age in apartheid South Africa.

Danny Glover starred in this 2003 production by South African playwright Athol Fugard. Coming of age in apartheid South Africa.

Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard

We compound our suffering by victimizing each other." Athol Fugard

We compound our suffering by victimizing each other." Athol Fugard

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