Asamkela Ketelo Culture Gangs Lead Facilitator

Asamkela Ketelo is a dynamic and accomplished professional actor and theatre maker with a passion for  storytelling. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, he holds a degree in Theatre and Performance,  specializing in Performance Making. Hailing from Makhaza in e-Khayelitsha, Ketelo ‘s journey in theatre  began in his hometown. 


In 2014, Ketelo ‘s exceptional talent landed him a lead role in the critically acclaimed production “1976: The  Diary of Maria,” directed by the renowned Brian Notcutt. This powerful production captivated audiences and  was featured at the prestigious National Arts Festival, showcasing. Asamkela was part of Magnet Theatre Community Groups Intervention when it was operating in Khayelitsha.

To further enhance his skills and artistic development, Ketelo embarked on the Magnet Theatre Training  Programme in 2017. Under the expert guidance of esteemed mentors Jennie Reznek, Mandla Mbothwe,  and Mark Fleishman, Ketelo honed his craft and expanded his repertoire, delving deeper into the art of  theatre-making.  Asamkela has been running the Magnet Theatre Culture Gangs since 2022.