Magnet Theatre has created a small group of highly talented youth committed to theatre and upfting their communities. As we could only accept 21 trainees into the Full time Training and Job Creation programme in February 2020, and could not accommodate these shining stars, we decided to offer a small group of ‘Magnet Associates’ a series of Saturday workshops, theatre visits and other opportunities to be involved closely with Magnet Theatre.
The 2020 Magnet Associates are:
Qhawe Ncamani – a 27 year old upcoming actor from Joe Slovo in Milnerton. He is a member of the performance arts group, Kamvalethu Youth Club
Olwethu Thwetsha – a 19 year old upcoming actress and singer from Kraaifontein. With a strong love for performing arts she has perfomed in numerous productions improving and growing her talent
Mswenkosi Mfikili -an imminent performing artist from Khayelitsha. He started out in theatre in 2008 when he joined a community group called Future Line Arts Academy (Where he performed in productions such as “Going back to my Roots”, by Thandolwethu Mzembe that toured to National Arts in 2011, “Sakha iTempile” by Abongile Kroza in High School Drama Festival at Arts cape 2011 and Dance piece: African dance for 2010 world Cup in collaboration with PANSA and Baxter dance festival. Awards: At Future Line he was awarded best Poet and Actor in 2009, best overall performer in 2010 and 2011. “I’m more enthusiastic in theatre, as it means life more than anything in me”. In 2015 he studied Musical Theatre course at Rainbow Academy, performing at Infecting the City 2015, Cape Town Carnival and Waterfront theatre festival. Currently he works for ASSITEJ South Africa doing theatre for young children and youth. His positive and thinking and hardworking attitude towards theatre has enabled him to work with qualified theatre practitioners from UCT and Magnet Theatre in a theatre project that we currently initiated called ABK Theatre Group. Where we are facilitating and developing theatre for young audiences and youth (storytelling and performing arts classes) and as performers in process of taking theatre to the marginalised communities.
Yonela Boltina – a theatre actor, she’s 20 years of age and grew up in Khayelitsha, Site B. She is a Drama student The Rainbow Arts Academy. She is very passionate about the performing arts and aims to excel in the industry and became an international/local recognised artist and actress bringing social change through arts
Courtneigh Adams – a 19 years old born and bred in Strand in the Helderberg region. She has been passionate about arts, ever since she was in her grade 7`s end of the year production ‘Distrik 6’. She is an aspiring actress and model with the Miss Helderberg 2019 title under belt.