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”. In 2019 his production “HELP VIR HENNA OOR DIE HIGHWAY” was also nominated as Best FS Vrynge production. Jefferson was also nominated as Best Solo performer by the DSTv, Kyknet, Fiesta Awards. He wrote and present sketches for the OFM radio-station. He participated in more than 65 productions. 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 a Media-judge for a range of television series, from DSTv to SABC.
Jefferson was a critical reader for a private university (Gauteng), for Van Schaik Johannesburg Publishers and he was also involved in the writing and establishing of the new creative arts curriculum content and frameworks for a public university (Free-State). He is a creative arts facilitator for the in-service creative arts teachers, curriculum assessment policy statement. Jefferson is also responsible for the conceptualisation of the new national learner guides for the Department of Basic Education.
Jefferson is very passionate about pedagogical influences of Arts Education using experiential learning as a teaching approach. He was also a facilitator for the Performing Arts Centre of the Free-State (directing, acting, stage-managing, producing and writing) and he is a co-producer for PENM Productions. His new work, ROOILUG, the movie is currently showing at the Silwerskermfees, in Cape-Town and is in the run for the best DSTv movie.