District Six Museum’s May Supper Club presents TERRY FORTUNE
Meet Terry Fortune over a supper of tomato bredie and rice, with sago pudding for dessert followed by coffee and tea. A welcome drink will be served on arrival
THURSDAY, 28th MAY 2015
18h00 – 20h00 sharp
District Six Museum Homecoming Centre
15 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
Tickets are R 150 per person, and should be booked in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Zahra on 021 466 7200
Terry Fortune is a veteran of South Africa’s music and entertainment industry. He was born in the year that the National Party came to power – 1948. He went on to defy the Calvinist conservatism that dominated society and became the first black man to choose ‘female impersonation’ as a vehicle for his alter ego and career.
Terry has worked and travelled extensively throughout Southern Africa, Europe, Brazil and the UK. A remarkable aspect of his career is that he worked mainly in the ‘straight’ entertainment market as opposed to the ‘gay’ market where this kind of entertainment is most welcomed. He performed in drag at both the Namibian and Mozambique Independence, and at the ultra-conservative ‘Dutch Reformed Church synod conference’.
Terry has appeared in cabaret, extravaganzas, musicals and in 2009 won the Fleur de Cap award for ‘Best performer in a musical’ for his role in Songbook.
Recently he started writing his autobiography as a series of Facebook entries entitled ‘Faces of ‘Fortune’ and spends his free time nurturing young artists and teaching them life skills.
With the kind support of BRIMSTONE