Omphile Molusi

Omphile Molusi

Actor, Playwright, Researcher, Screenwriter, Theatre Director and Voice Artist

Johannesburg, South Africa

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About Omphile

Omphile Molusi has been writing, directing and acting for theatre since 2001 and is an alumnus of the Market Theatre Laboratory. His works includes: Ditholoaneng(Writer and Director, Ramolao Makhene Theatre), Ankobia (Co-written with Monageng Motshabi, NAF 17, Market Theatre) M’bu (Writer, Published by Write local play global), Phirimane ya Hip Hop Musical (Writer, Gauteng staged reading tour), Mogatapele (Writer, Mmabana Mahikeng, Bodibe Village), Fana Le Fale (Writer, Royal Court Theatre UK, Market Theatre), Sixes and Sevens (Writer, Staged reading at the Plat4orm), Cadre (Writer and Director, Published by Oberon books UK and Junkets Publishers SA, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Edinburgh Festival 2013, Market Theatre, Grahamstown NAF 2013, The cultch theatre Vancouver 2015), Balalatladi (Writer and Director, Published by Junkets Publishers SA and The Kennedy Centre , Staged reading at Washington DC’s Kennedy Centre, CT Obs Family Season Fest 2010, BCTF 2012, Fest of Fame 2013) Itsoseng (Writer, Published by Junkets publishers and Oxford University Press SA, adapted for BBC radio play, performed at various local and international venues since 2006 including Edinburgh festival 2008.), For the right reasons (Writer, Published by Oxford University Press SA and Junkets Publishers, Adelaide Festival), Daddy comes tonight (Writer, Published by Junkets), Bargain (Writer, Short story Published by Penguin), The sweet door (Writer, Windybrow Theatre), Ijo! (Writer and Director, The Market Laboratory and Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2005), Pozeng (Writer and Director, Resident project at the Market Laboratory), Zone 14 drama series, Its for life Series 9 and Scandal! His acting credits include: Ankobia, Lepatata, Cadre, The book of Rebellations, Itsoseng, Shakespeare dreaming at the zoo, Sizwe Bansi is Dead, Animal farm, Robben Island Bible, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, The mirror, Caucasian chalk circle, Much ado about nothing, Echoes, Blurring Shine, Julius Caesar, Sharpeville 1&2, Scandal, Thola and others. Omphile runs a part-time playwriting course at the Market Theatre Laboratory for aspirant playwrights. He teaches/Lectures at the Market Theatre Laboratory and Wits University. In 2007 he became the first recipient of the Brett Goldin Bursary Award, which gave him an opportunity to further refine his craft at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was awarded Scotsman Fringe First Award 2008 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and won the Andre Deshields award for best performance at the Black Theatre Alliance awards 2010 in Chicago. He is the founder and Artistic Director of TsaMmu Theatre and a member of the PlayRiot Collective.

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