Gcebile Dlamini: a writer, director and community leader, Gcebile has used her craft to overcome hardships from her past and continues to make a difference using drama as her medium for work in multiple communities. She holds a diploma in Drama from the Durban University of Technology and completed her B-Tech at the Tshwane University of Technology. During her studies she was drawn to directing and community work which is where she knew she wanted to work. As a graduate of the Drama for Life Division at Wits where she completed her honours in Applied Drama and Theatre and was awarded the Dr John Kani Theatre award for social change. She started working at the Hillbrow Theatre where she works mainly with high school children from the inner city.
We met Gcebile earlier this year when she approached POPArt about staging a performance of “ISARO: the forgotten one” as part of a campaign against the Xenophobic attacks happening in Johannesburg at the time. We staged the piece at the POPArt Outdoor Stage as part of our Afrika Day celebrations, and soon after made plans to stage NOMZAMO at the theatre. We’re thrilled to be hosting this highly acclaimed and Naledi award winning piece at our theatre, and we look forward to sharing it’s important message with our audiences.