Meet Des & Dawn
Des Des and Dawn Lindberg are both Living Legends, having received this accolade by the Minister of Arts & Culture, Mr Nkosinathi Emmanuel “Nathi” Mthethwa.
Des was born in Johannesburg and was educated at St. John’s College and Wits (BA in English, Zulu, African Politics). In addition to this, he has a Diploma in Lighting & Stage Design from Salzburg. The 1960’s was a period marked by Folk music and coffee bars, and Des led the scene at the Troubadour in Doornfontein. His Gold Discs include “Die Gezoem Van die Bye” and “Seagull’s Name was Nelson”. Des was the former Chairman of Chairman of TMSA (Theatre Managements of SA) for 22 years, and on the Boards of the State Theatre and the Joburg Civic Theatres for five years each, as well as Vice-Chairman of the NGO PROMAT Colleges and Trust. Des is a renowned Script and Lyric writer and specializes in writing corporate songs and scripts. He is fond of cricket, fishing, and red wine.
Dawn was born in Durban and was educated at Parktown Girls High. Her vast study experience includes, AFS Scholar (Detroit, USA); BA Fine Arts (Wits); Diploma Etching (Urbino, Italy); and Stage Design (Salzburg). She holds Double Gold for her “Fat Off” fitness tape. She co-authored “How Did I Begin?”, a book of facts for young children. Dawn directs and designs all CAT Corporate and Stage Productions. She is a motivational speaker “Every Day is an Opening Night”, “Unfreeze Your Speaking Assets” and is past president of Soroptimists International of the Highveld, Executive Director of the Naledi Theatre Awards and a previous Chairperson of TMSA. Dawn was the Contributing Editor of the book “Soweto” with photos by Peter Magubane. Dawn likes Theatre, Art movies, elephants, cats, sushi and Chardonnay.