Profile Theatre has announced Athol Fugard as featured playwright of the 2012-13 season.

Athol Fugard has worked in the theatre as a playwright, director, and actor in South Africa, England, and the United States for over fifty years. As a playwright, his works have received critically acclaimed runs on Broadway, in London, and at The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. He has been seen on stage in South Africa, London, Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theatre in the U.S.  In June 2011 he received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.

Film credits include The Road to Mecca, Gandhi, The Killing Fields, Meetings With Remarkable Men, Marigolds In August, Boesman and Lena, and The Guest.  His novel Tsotsi, was adapted into a film which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film (2006).