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.
Harold Athol Lanigan Fugard (born 11 June 1932) is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director who writes in English. He is best known for his political plays opposing the South African system of apartheid and for the 2005 Academy Award-winning film of his novel Tsotsi, directed by Gavin Hood. #Glogster #Theatre #AtholFugard
Playwright Athol Fugard: a man of obstinacy and courage