Jefferson Bobs Tshabalala is a writer and a director. Nkululeko ‘Muchacho’ Nkosi is a composer and an arranger, while Simphiwe ‘Beatz Emlonyen’ Bonongo is a beatboxer and vocalist. Tshabalala is often found ‘behind the scenes’. Nkosi, often rests ‘behind the scores’, with Bonongo behind the ‘verbal orchestra’. This ever collaborating trio team up once again, this time, for the 2020 Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Theatre production called “J.Bobs Live – Seen Pha kwa J.B”.
This is a faux concert which plays out as a collection “Of Prose. Of Poems. Of Plays.” J.Bobs returns to the stage to embody variations of his ‘J.B!’ character archive and catalogue, in a series of vignettes that are ‘Prosaic, Poetic and Playful’. Tshabalala has professed repeatedly that he is a ‘Sketcher’ who makes ‘Sketches’ in a field called ‘Sketching’. He is convinced that this method of approach is the one that is best poised to enthral new and dynamic (black) theatre audiences, and offer to versatile thespians, a new way of executing performance and content creation.
What story? There is none! Go to a Play for that. This is a ‘Sketch’. With ‘Sketchers’. All of them ‘Sketching’. J.Bobs on Lead Vocals. N.Nkosi and S.Bonongo on the beats. A 6-Person Acting and co-Devising ensemble known as Kwasha The 3rd. 9 bodies of Ub’Dope, all exploding onto the Main-(Stream)Stage, to create a fantastic and memorable experience for abantu bonke – QHA!
CHAPTER 1 : A Vuka Actor Intro. By: J.Bobs
CHAPTER 5: Side Chick Makhwapheni #2 – By: Moose Goose
CHAPTER 7 : Side Chick Makhwapheni #3 – By: All Hit Wonder
CHAPTER 8 : Side Dick Makhwapheni #4 – By: Star Bunny
CHAPTER 9 : To Wits or to Vurts? That is the Degree – By: J.Bobs feat. Sydney Ndlovu and Tshepo Matlala
CHAPTER 11 : Catchy Sing Along #2 – By: DeeVision
CHAPTER 13 : La Khoth Del Swag – By: J.Bhoboza
CHAPTER 16 : uBhoboza – Lord of the Skrrr Skrrr!
CHAPTER 17 : Location Lekeyshini Lokasie
CHAPTER 19: Victor and the Venacs (Kale Tuesday)