Global Connectivity: YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Date and Time: 29th APRIL, 3 PM
Location: Theatre Arts Admin Collective, Methodist Church Hall, cnr Milton Road and Wesley Street, Observatory, 7925
Tickets: Donation Based (Pay what you can- suggested donation of R100).
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HOST: NICOLA DATE
Dijana was born on the 29th of July 1988, in the town Šibenik along the Dalmatian coast of now Croatia. During the ethnic-war in former Yugoslavia, as a Serbo-Croatian couple, her parents immigrated for the safety of the family. South Africa became home from the age of three-and-a-half until her mid-twenties. Growing up as a foreigner highlighted themes of isolation, separation, discrimination, as well as motivation –these resonate with her on an intrinsic level carried over from the war and its effects on the psyche. Her fascination with the human mind and motivation led her to study and complete an Honours degree in Psychology. With a passion and pull towards dance and yoga, Dijana aims to merge creative expression,movement and dance with a mindfulness style of therapy to guide people one-on-one and in-group healing spaces.
Stiaan Bruwer, is a musician and actor. Bruwer has been singing for as long as he can remember. Bruwer is the lead vocalist of the heavy rock band, Black Pistol. He holds a Diploma and Advanced Diploma from City Varsity Studied at Campus of Performing Arts. Bruwer also has a debilitated fear of centepedes.
Lukhanyo is Strong, Open-hearted, Determined, Extra. Son, brother, student.
He is not a writer, he is just a naive guy fooling around with words, with no protection that gives birth to his works.
Megan Furniss is a South African born playwright, actor, writer, director and improviser. She has spent all of her life involved in theatre and make-believe. Megan graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1986 and worked as an actress before starting her own improvisation troupe in Cape Town. She has written and co-written numerous plays and musicals, performed and directed theatre and she improvises and teaches improv. She has self published a novel, and writes short stories for competitions. The Tent, written in 2009, was published in an anthology of South African and Argentinian plays by Projecto 34˚ South, and was chosen as one of six African plays to be workshopped and showcased at the National Theatre Studio in London in 2011. Drive with Me, a one-woman show written and performed by Megan Furniss, won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the prestigious Grahamstown National Arts festival in 2013. Megan has also won a Fleur du Cap award for Innovation in Theatre. In 2017 she was nominated for a Fleur du Cap for best supporting actress in The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner. She also achieved critical acclaim for her tiny role in the Showmax smash hit Tali’s Wedding Diary.
Diana began modern dancing when she was 9 years old and completed her modern training up to Advanced level through the Association of International Dance Teachers. She has continued to explore her love of dance and play by attending Capoeira, afro-fusion, belly dancing and ballroom and latin classes. Currently she teaches and performs part-time and attends flamenco and salsa classes.
Daniela danced throughout her school career and was part of the Harvard Dance Company while an undergraduate student in the States. After a long break of eight years, she began dancing again in 2016 under the guidance of Diana Ocholla.
Micharn Pollock is a South African film and television actress living in Cape Town. She is also a writer and poet. Some of her acting credits include 'Two Loves', 'Au Revouir', and 'Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen'. Micharn volunteers at an organisation that assists girls who have lived on the streets.
Nicola Moerman is a recent graduate of UCT's Theatre and Performance Honors program and has worked alongside stellar directors such as Geoffrey Hyland, Clare Stopford, Judith Rudakoff and collaborated with Godfrey Johnson. She appeared in last years Maynardville production of 12th Night and has written her first play to be showcased in 2018's New Voices Festival at the Artscape. Alongside these achievements, she has appeared in several theatre productions and short films.
Regina obtained her BMus at Stellenbosch University, specialising in stage performance with Classical singing as her first instrument. While she has previously done Operas such as Le Nozze di Figaro and Dido and Aeneas, she only recently started doing plays and musicals such as Macbeth, Design for Living, Jane Eyre, The Full Monty at GrandWest Casino and Shadows in Red Light, where she originated the lead role. In 2018 she made her Alexander Bar debut with Public City The Musical as singer, actor and musical director, starred in the LGBTQ show Because it's okay, will play Iago in the all female cast of Othello: A Woman's Story and is selfproducing a few shows this year. Regina also does voice-over work, film, writes plays, started her own production company with Adolph De Beer and Candice Burgess called Mish Mash Media Productions and composes music. Keep an eye on this one