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Inge Crafford-Lazarus

Inge Crafford-Lazarus

Artist Profile

Actress, Presenter

 

Date of Birth: 14 September 1992

Height: 1.61m  Hair: Brown  Eyes: Hazel

Languages: Afrikaans, English

Website: ingecl.com

Skills: Singing (Soprano (ABRSM gr 8), Ballet (RAD Advanced 1 including pointe work), Contact Improvisation, Choreography, Piano (ABRSM gr 8), Yoga, Accents (Baseline American Dialect)

 

Inge found her way onto the stage as a ballet dancer and a pianist at the age of six – and as an actor about a decade later.

She attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with Honors. Inge received practical training at Playwrights Horizons Theater School (PHTS) – an NYU affiliated studio that prides itself on training well-rounded theatre makers. She was instructed by Yale School of Drama alumni Derek Lucci and Karron Graves; Broadway choreographer Sam Pinkleton; and Rachel Chavkin, (Tony Award winning director of Hadestown on Broadway) to name a few.

NYU theater credits include leading roles in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Chekhov’s Three Sisters, Tennessee Williams’s Ten Blocks on the Camino Real and a new play by Jen Silverman titled That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her, in which Inge originated the role of Briget.

Inge appeared in numerous short films for NYU Tisch and New York Film Academy. She completed a yearlong teaching fellowship at PHTS, assisting in training second year actors. She also directed Romeo & Juliet at the Alchemical Theater, NYC.

Since her return to South Africa, she has appeared in My Children! My Africa! (dir. Mahlatsi Mokgonyana), the NCT touring production of Pippie Langkous, die Musical (dir. Francois Theron), Andre Stolz’s production of My Japan and Curse of the Starving Class (dir. Sylvaine Strike).

She recently founded theatre production company Calaringe Productions to produce a new play, Tweespoor, which she adapted from the Afrikaans short prose text of the same title by Helena Gunter. It is set to debut at the Toyota US Woordfees 2020, directed by Juanita Swanepoel, with Inge in the part of Tilla and Nicole Holm as Fransina.

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