Welcome to the multifaceted world of Pieter-Dirk Uys: author, actor and activist.
This website contains a wealth of material — both current and archival — by and
about the prolific South African writer, entertainer, activist and philanthropist.
The website’s Issues section features articles on matters of current concern to PDU,
as well as bringing together both current and archival articles specifically relating
to issues for which Pieter-Dirk Uys has long been an active campaigner — HIV and
Aids awareness and education, freedom of speech and expression, and voter education
The website also includes an extensive collection of newspaper and magazine articles
both by and about Pieter-Dirk Uys, as well as a collection of reviews of PDU’s plays
and one-man shows. These archives of articles and reviews are a work in progress,
with new material being added frequently.
Most importantly, the website currently includes the complete texts of twenty-four
Pieter-Dirk Uys plays. These play texts are presented free to all who wish to download
and read them. This is because so many students have requested access to these plays
for the purpose of study and other educational use. However, all the plays are strictly
protected by copyright and applications for performance rights, both professional
and amateur, should be addressed to:
PD Uys Productions
PO Box 175
But please read the plays with pleasure. We hope to add further PDU play texts in
future. If there is a specific Pieter-Dirk Uys play that you would like to see included
on the website, please send an email to the webmaster.