WORKSHOP LEADER – AMEERA PATEL
Ameera Patel is in the storytelling business and received recognition for this, being named one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 young South Africans in 2016. She is a Naledi award-winning actor as well as a writer, theatre-maker and writer.
She read for a BA in Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town in 2005 and in 2013 she received a distinction for her Masters in Creative Writing at Wits. Ameera is a playwright, known for the award-winning play Whistle Stop, Jungfrau and most recently The Mother’s Grimm, and the prequel to The Mother’s Grimm, in the form of a six-part filmed series, which premiered at the virtual National Arts Festival 2020 and was also presented at Vrystaat Kunstefees. Her novel Outside the Lines has recently been published locally as well as in Germany and North America. Ameera’s television writing credits include Golddiggers, Takalani Sesame, Isono: The Sin and she currently works as a scriptwriter for popular soap Scandal!.