CLOUT

‘CLOUT’ was written in part of the concept of Healing Theatre, a theatre that aims to strip human beings of every layer and barrier that they may hide behind. Many people these days go about life with buried hurt, anger, guilt, embarrassment and shame. Those feelings are often misplaced and not dealt with properly. Our generation is becoming more violent, weโ€™re becoming heartless, and we only care about superficial and material things that do nothing to help elevate our peace.

‘CLOUT’ is not only about recognising the traumas that people face, but looks at society as a whole. Why is society the way that it is? Why are we so quick to judge others when we are going through the same things? Why do we live for social media? Are we living for ourselves or just going with the flow of society?

The world is depressed, and we act out on misplaced anger, shame and hurt. The most painful thing of all is that we are not living, we are just wandering around in the world.

Being a part of the ‘CLOUT’ cast means that you get to relive your traumas through the different characters in the production.

  • Ticket Price: R30.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration (minutes): 45mins
  • Ages: 16LV
  • Release Date: July 30, 2021 13:00 - August 31, 2021 23:59
  • Language: English & IsiXhosa

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Director and writer: Ziphelele Losi

Cast:
Thembani Buka
Ludumo Mgobo
Anele Cele
Mandisa Kona
Athandwa Dyantyi
Abonga Zingela
Mbalentle Mpotulo
Rethabile Mphatsoe
Christelle Futshane

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CLOUT (Plot)

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CLOUT Trailer (2021)

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Name: Aviwe Athandwa Dyantyi

City: Makhanda

Favorite quote: “I don’t have dreams, I have goals” anonymous

Bio: Nothing much about me, what you see is what you get! I am very approachable, funny and Talented! I value integrity, love and reciprocity. I love theatre and Orlando Pirates

Christelle Futshane – I’m 22 years old. I’m a 3rd year student at Rhodes University. I enjoy being in creative spaces and creating beautiful art with fellow creatives. I believe that there’s a story being told, felt and witnessed and I want to tell stories, yours, mine and ours.

Mbalentle Mpotulo – I was born in Port Elizabeth but I grew up in Grahamstown. I’m doing my second year in BCom Accounting and I’m a dancer. I’m the only daughter amongst 3 brothers.

Mandisa Kona- A 21 year old. From Johannesburg, passionate about self-expression and Art.

Rethabile Mphatsoe – I live in KZN, Drakensberg. A young female who would love nothing more than to touch and heal people through Performance Art. I am currently doing a BA in Law and Politics. Where do I see myself in the future? As a powerhouse who is known for her great work and contribution in the Arts.

Thembani Buka -25 year old. Born and bred in Grahamstown (Makhanda). He did AIDT (Association of International Dance Teachers) Morden exams through Amaphiko Township Dance Project and won an award for best senior dancer (2013). His love for art grew more when he joined WITS School of Art (performing art) in 2016 and was recognized by one of the BEST dance companies in the continent in Johannesburg, ‘VUYANI DANCE COMPANY’ to become a trainee in the same year. Not only is he currently journeying in his last year at Rhodes University (Bachelor of Education), but also a Choreographer and a Creative Director for KWANTU choir in Grahamstown (Makhanda). A mentor and a tutor, whose love for art has impacted many, as a person who enjoys being around and helping humans.

Abonga Zingela – If one were to describe a rainbow they’d be talking about me. I’m very optimistic with an amazing sense of humor๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜œ A huge believer in anything is possible.

Ludumo Mgobo – A theatre powerhouse. Passionate about acting and overall theatre performance. Has been part of a production called ‘Salt’ which was part of the National Arts Festival. An educator and an actor. Lives in Peddie and Grahamstown.

Anele Cele
My name is Anele Cele. I am doing my 3rd year at Rhodes University and I am an aspiring Thespian. In the CLOUT Production I play the role of Ayanda.

-Theatre is a Temple of Art ๐ŸŽญ

Busisiwe Anda Johnson
Molweni. My name is Busisiwe Anda Johnson and I’m a second year Drama student at the university currently known as Rhodes. I believe everyone has a calling in life and mine is theatre. My journey in theatre has taken me to different stages in South Africa and in Germany (2017) working with award winning directors and multitalented cast members from whom I have learnt all I know and all I am as a performer today. In the words of the infamous Amanda Gorman, “The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it”. I strive to touch, heal and transform lives with every minute I get to shine my light.