Qondiswa James is a cultural worker living in Cape Town, South Africa. She is an award-winning theatre-maker, performance artist, film and theatre performer, instillation artist, writer, arts facilitator and activist. She is currently studying her Masters in Live Art, Interdisciplinary and Public Art at the Institute of Creative Arts.
Namisa Mdlalose is a theatre-maker who has been awarded “Co-Playwright of the Year” at National Arts Festival 2016 for Figs. She debuted her solo durational performance art piece Matthew 16:24 at ARCADE live art festival 2018. She has been directed under Byron Bure RENT!, Jonathan Munby King Kong, Janice Honeyman The Color Purple, Janice Honeyman and Timothy Le Roux Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Pantomime and Matthew Wild Kinky Boots.
Sibahle Sky Dladla is an African instrumentalist, a percussionist, marimba maker, a songwriter, singer and bow instrument maker. She is the founder of Blackroots Marimbas, has toured to Mozambique, Brazil and Zimbabwe performing and hosting instrument building workshops and in November 2019 opened for Freshly Ground at Mercury Live. She currently performs with Zolani Mahola’s trio band.
Tankiso Mamabolo is a multi-award winning actor, composer, singer, writer and dancer. She has performed in multiple theatre works including Nothing But the Truth, written and directed by John Kani, and Marc Lottering’s Aunty Merle (nominated for best supporting actress for both Naledi and Fleur du Cap Awards). She co-wrote and performed in the award winning play The Fall (New York Times Critics’ Choice List) and has released her first solo album titled 'Freedom Hurts Sometimes'.
Dumama, born lethu Duma,
Stewart is a theatre maker, lighting and installation artist, designer, builder, teacher, technical, tour and production manager whocurrently works as a Production Manager for Magnet Theatre. He has run shows for multiple companies including Magnet Theatre, Siwela Sonke, Infecting the City, Live Arts Festival, Edingburgh Festival, Assitej international festivals and BAM. As a director, most recently wrote and directed Red Aloes, originally performed at Magnet Theatre and reimagined as a site specific work for the Zeitz Mocca.