Ian Fraser is a South African playwright, performer, and writer, now resident in the US. Without formal education, he began as an anti-apartheid satirist, and then moved into playwriting. His awards include the Tonight AA-Life Vita Award for Comedy, the Amstel Playwright of the Year Award, and three Pick of the Fringe awards received at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.
In 1994, his play The Accidental Antichrist won a Special FNB-Vita Award for Most Outstanding New Production. His autobiography, My Own Private Orchestra, was published by Penguin Books.
Recently, his plays have been staged and presented at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Playwright's Roundtable in Orlando, The Living Theatre NY, and the Garioch Theatre Festival in Scotland. In 2007 his piece The Normal Sound of Architecture won the AcidTheatre 'Freedom of Speech' Monologue competition in the UK.