Behind the Scenes with Sofia and Harpo: We’re like best friends!

When you watch The Color Purple, you cannot ignore Neo Motaung’s character of Sofia and her relationship with Harpo played by Yamikani Mahaka-Phiri. These two performers fill the stage with their strong voices and dynamic relationship in a competition for the alpha dog. It’s so clear from the moment I met these two together that … Continue reading Behind the Scenes with Sofia and Harpo: We’re like best friends!

‘The Wiz’ set to dazzle NSA’s Festival of the Arts

The National School of the Arts is set to showcase their bright young talented performers during their annual NSA Festival of the Arts, running from Tuesday 6th – Sunday 11th March 2018 on the various NSA and Joburg Theatre stages. Featuring a diverse programme of youth focused productions, the NSA Festival of the Arts, formerly … Continue reading ‘The Wiz’ set to dazzle NSA’s Festival of the Arts

Playing Celie: An interview with Didintle Khunou from The Color Purple SA

Weaving in between the twists and turns of the backstage corridors in amongst the dressing rooms of The Mandela Theatre at the Joburg Theatre, I find myself with the most pleasant and warm-hearted cast members of The Color Purple. Leisurely preparing themselves for the day’s rehearsals, the mood is relaxed and everyone seems at ease … Continue reading Playing Celie: An interview with Didintle Khunou from The Color Purple SA