Malcolm Purkey began his career in South African theatre as company manager for Theatre Workshop ’71 and in 1976 founded Junction Avenue Theatre Company. He joined the staff of the Wits drama school as Lecturer in 1984, becoming Professor and Chair in 2000. From 2005-2013 he was the Artistic Director of the Market Theatre, and in 2014 became Dean of AFDA Johannesburg, the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance. His published plays with Junction Avenue include Randlords and Rotgut (1980), Sophiatown (1988), and Love, Crime and Johannesburg (2000). Recently, he directed Little Foot for the Market Theatre.