Carla Classen is an actress and theatre-maker and most recently took to the stage as the lead (Bride) in Bloodwedding (2017) at the Market Theatre and the National Arts Festival. She will also be appearing in 7de Laan this year.
She is the recipient of the Woordfees Prize (2016) for her physical theatre production she howled and forgot to say sorry, which premiered at the Kopanong Festival at the University of Pretoria that she directed and conceptualised as well as performed in.
Carla holds a BA Hons in Drama and Film Studies and is also a qualified Lessac Voice and Body Practitioner. In 2015 she completed her teacher training in Lessac Kinesensics at the annual Summer Intensive in the USA. She trained under master teachers Marth Munro and Deborah Kinghorn.
In 2017 Carla had a supporting role in the short film Sur7enoid, directed by Kgodumo Mohlala – as part of the Youth Filmmaker Project. She has participated in a variety of shows, including physical theatre productions such as Bailey Snyman’s (2012 Standard Bank Young Artist for Dance) Hinterland (2015) and Stanley Washed Away (2014) as well as Nicola Haskins’ A Sense of Touch (2015).
Carla has also played Heksie in the children’s theatre production Liewe Heksie and die Rotbende (2014) directed by Dr Estelle Zeeman and played in Dr Myer Taub’s Christine’s Room (2015) in the roles of both The Author and Goodness.