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Penny Youngelson

Penelope "Penny" Youngleson is a theatremaker, designer, writer, composer, stylist, and educator working in Cape Town, South Africa. She has won several awards with her company, Rust Co-Operative, and in her own capacity: including the Best International Production at the Dublin Festival, Runner Up for Best International production at Amsterdam Fringe, panel selection at Afrovibes Festival in the Netherlands, two Standard Bank Ovation awards, two Silver Standard Bank Ovation awards, and a Fleur du Cap. Her particular interest is South Africa-specific stories; she has written seven scripts in the last three years—all original works about and for and in praise of people from this South Africa. Last, but not least, Penny is an obsessive tea-drinker.

Interview with RUST Co-Operative
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Interview with RUST Co-Operative

20 June 2016

In this first installment, Paul Adolphsen interviews Philip Rademeyer and Penny Youngelson, the co-founding members of South Africa’s Rust Co-Operative who will present two pieces at the National Arts Festival.