Jefferson J. Dirks-Korkee is a progressive Theatre-Maker. He with the team of AssitejSA was nominated for two BASA (Business and Arts South Africa) Awards for Best Development and Increase Access to the Arts awards, they received the Award for Best Development project. He also received a Volksblad Arts Festival Award for Best production for “JONAS”, Vryfees Best Production Award for “Kanna Hy Ko Hystoe”, a Vrystaat Arts Festival Award for the Best Free-State Vrynge production for “ROOILUG”. He wrote and present sketches for the OFM radio-station. He participated in more than 65 productions. Jefferson was a critical reviewer for the National incubator program for an agency of the department of arts and culture, PACOFS. He was a judge for the ATKV and North West University arts project, including the ATKV-tienertoneel (Gauteng, Free-State, Eastern-Cape and Namibia).
Jefferson is currently busy doing a post-grad in Higher Education Studies with a focus on Arts Education specialising in socio-dramatic play pedagogies for learning. He is a critical reader for a private university (Pretoria), for Van Schaik Johannesburg Publishers and he writes creative arts curriculum content and frameworks for a public university (Bloemfontein). He is a creative arts facilitator for the in-service creative arts teachers, curriculum assessment policy statement.