Palesa Matabane: Palesa is a theatre maker who focuses on finding engaging ways to deliver stories and concepts. Her works include Sexy Black Bitch, Liapole tsa Gauta and Senohe, for which she won the Kyknet best physical theatre production award at Krekvars Student Arts Festival. She has participated in multiple festivals and productions, which have led her to this, her latest work to date.
George Dywili: George is a 29 year old actor, who graduated in 2013 from the University of Pretoria. He has appeared in commercials, short films and in 2018 a feature film. George voices puppets in his yearly puppet shows that he performs during library week at Johannesburg libraries to make reading fun for the youth. He was also a voice in the South African Afrikaans animated series, Systraat.
Chad Johnston: Chad is a passionate and dedicated artist, and has been in a variety of productions in a multitude of roles. He believes that the arts is a critically undervalued sphere that should be used to activate social change. Equally comfortable both behind the scenes or within the action, he aims to spark change through education, activism and performance.
Matete Phala: Matete is a storyteller using the mode of performance specialising in acting, physical theatre/ movement and choreography. Matete is also a research scholar completing her Masters degree in the visualisation of Bapedi traditions and customs. She holds a BA drama degree from the University of Pretoria and a BA Honours degree in drama and film studies (cum laude). Matete has had the opportunity to perform on South Africa’s major stages and festivals, including her feature on the Box Office hit film, Matwetwe.
Mahlodi Pesa: Mahlodi is currently doing her post-graduate degree in drama and film, following her BA degree in drama and film. She has experienced many platforms, such as the National Arts Festival, Dance Umbrella Africa and Kopanang Students Arts Festival. Her passion lies in physical theatre with Afrofusion as a speciality.
Hlobisile Mahlangu: Hlobisile is an actress, singer, and voice artist, who began her journey in the arts at 11 years old in an arts youth organisation called Telios Korban Organisation, founded by the late Martins Duruji. She went on to pursue a national diploma with the Tshwane University of Technology, for which she specialised in script writing and educational theatre. She completed her studies in 2019 and was a part of the CADO programme at the South African State Theatre as a fieldworker in 2018 and 2019.
Morena Hlatshwayo: Morena, also known as Blight, is a 35-year-old performer who specialises in battle rap and poetry. He is venturing into other fieldaof performance. He recently worked on Small Boys with Big Sticks directed by Palesa Matabane, which showed at the South African State as part of the Vavasati Festival.