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Eliot Moleba (m)
Writer in Residence

Herkunftsland: Südafrika
KKA-Residency: 2018
Webseite: http://www.eliotmoleba.com

Porträtfoto Eliot Moleba
Porträtfoto Eliot Moleba
©Moiz Alvi
Lebenslauf:
Eliot Moleba is a Johannesburg-based scholar, artist, and activist. He is one of the founding members of PlayRiot, a collective of playwrights committed to telling bold, contemporary South African stories. His work explores social issues and how they (re)shape young people’s lives. He is currently the resident dramaturg at The South African State Theatre.

EDUCATION:
2015: MA-Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Research interest: Narrative research - interrogating youth identities through stories young people tell themselves and others about who they are and ought to be.
2011:
BA Hons-Dramatic Art, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Majors: Events Management, TV Production, TV Studies, and Directing Studies

EMPLOYMENT:
2016-present:
Lakithi, Operations Manager
Video editor
2015-2016:
JustPerfect, Editor
Jozi Film Festival, Committee/Organising member
2015-present:
South African State Theatre, Dramaturg
AFDA (Film School), Guest-panellist
2013-present:
The African Investigative Journalism Conference, Technical manager / coordinator
2010-present:
Self-employed, Freelancing
2010-2012:
Trolleywood, Boom operator, Sound recorder, Camera and Assistant Camera & Director
Wits University (Residence Life Program), Tutor-Film Visual and Performance Arts and Television Studies
2010-2015:
Wits Writing Centre, Writing Consultant
2009-2011:
Wits Main Library, Computer Assistant

WRITER/DIRECTOR: (Theatre)
2017: If I Could Fly – Developed as part of a residency in Aberystwyth, Wales
2016: The Dreamcatcher – Developed as part of a residency in Paris, France
2015:
The Orphan of Gaza – Developed as part of an international collaboration between South African and French theatre-makers
The Squirrels’ Laughter
2014:
Pondoland – Developed in collaboration with pupils at The National Art School, Johannesburg
The Perfect Woman – Developed in collaboration with pupils at The National Art School, Johannesburg
The Immigrant – Developed as part of a Royal Court South African Residency, London
2013: The Man in The Green Jacket
2012: A letter to Nelson Mandela – Devised in collaboration with cast
2011:
Sizwe Banzi is Alive – Devised in collaboration with cast
Krapp’s Last Letter – Devised in collaboration with cast
Planet B – Assistant director
The titled – Devised in collaboration with cast
2010: The untitled – Devised in collaboration with cast

TELEVISION:
2015:
Siyakholwa (Children’s show) – scriptwriter
Impilo (Drama series) – scriptwriter and headwriter
2014: Rivoningo (Children’s show) – scriptwriter
2013: Vat & sit (Sitcom) – scriptwriter

STAGE MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:
2009: National Arts Festival – venue manager and sound/lighting tech
2010: WALE Festival (Wits Arts and Literature Experience) – lighting and sound tech

Stage managed and technically operated over 40 shows in the past 6 years; Sizwe Banzi is Alive, The Wounded Bull, Woza Albert, Previously Owned, You tell me, among others.

PREVIOUS PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS:
Invited to represent ASSITEJ SA in The Network African Talent project where 20 artists (writers/actors/directors/dancers) created a play in Cameroun.
Invited as one of the 17 international theatre-makers using theatre for social change to the Do School Fellowship for a Theatre Project in Hamburg, Germany.
Invited as one of the 4 playwrights in the “Inspiring A Generation” programme ran by ASSITEJ SA to produce a play for teens, 2013/4.
Invited for a residency in Belgium that brought 60 artists to form a temporary community within which they will play, question, and perform together in order to explore the interaction of improvisation and community.
Invited to take part in the Next Generation Programme in Warsaw, May/June 2014.
Invited to join the organising team of AGOR DRYSAU-OPENING DOORS Wales International Festival of Performing Arts for Young Audiences 2014, March/April, 2014.
Invited to give a workshop on the theme of “How Shall We Become” at the 8th Performing the World conference to be held in New York City, October 10-12, 2014.
Invited to give a workshop, Experiencia, to university students at the Festival International de Nabeul, Tunisia, (2015).
Invited to take up a residency to develop a new play for young audiences with Schauburg Theatre, supported by the Villa Waldberta, (2018).


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