Welile K Tembe

Age
38 Years
Gender
Female  
Country
South Africa  
City
Johannesburg  
Grade
Professional  
Representation
Represented
Hair Colour
Black  
Eye Colour
Brown  
Bust
92cm  
Height
162 cm  
Weight
64 kg  
Race  
African

Talents

Actor Theatre Voice Celebrity Character Artiste
Presenter MC Guest Speaker Radio Celebrity

Description

TRAINING / EDUCATION
INSITUTION : University of Natal, Durban
FACULTY : Human Science
DEGREE : BA(Hons) Political Science
CURRENTLY COMPLETING : MA(Public Policy)
THEATRE, DANCE AND FILM
Film:
Production
Hopeville Mansions. Director: Sacha Clelland-Stokes.
Produced by Letebele Jones: Quest Star Communications CC
Capacity: played lead “Lulama” for MNET Short Film (2004)
Theatre:
Women in Brown & Hooters. Director: Krijay Govender & Zoe Parker,
Capacity: Performed stand up comedy routine.
Venue: Grahamstown Arts Festival & Playhouse Company (1998).
* FNB Vita Nominee: Best Supporting Actress, Hooters
Stop at Green: Go at Red Director: Krijay Govender and Zoe Parker
capacity: work-shopped and co-wrote performances.
Venue: Grahamstown Arts Festival (2000)
Torn from the same cloth written and directed by Welile K Tembe
Capacity: performed for Durban International Aids Conference
Venue: BAT Center (2000)
For Better or For Worse Director: Tamar Meskin
capacity: performed lead “Mrs Popov” in Anton Checkov’s The Bear (2000)
Electra Director: Prof Mervyn McMurtry
capacity: played lead “Clytemnestra” Venue: Square Space Theater, (2002)
Dogtroep Theater Company, Amsterdam.
Participated in month-long workshops and performances in Durban, managed by Riet Mellink (2001) and NSA Gallery
Flatfoot Dance Company Artistic director: Lliane Loots
capacity: trained and performed in contemporary dance (2002 – 2004)
also with Durban’s - Siwela Sonke Dance Theater [Jay Pather], Flying Fish Dance Company [David Gouldie], Phenduka Dance Theater [ Sbonakaliso Ndaba/Sfiso Kweyama]
RED EYE Art
Curator / Director: Carol Brown, Jay Pather, Storm Janse van Rensburg, David Gouldie
Capacity: program director/MC.
Venue: Durban City Hall (2004 – 2005)
World Parks Congress: St Lucia
Choreographer: David Gouldie and written by Nicky du Plessis
Capacity: narrator Venue: St Lucia (2004
eThekwini Municipality: Parks & Recreation Awards
Capacity: program director Venue: ICC (2004)
Durban Africa Launch.
Producer / Director: Very Very Big Productions
Capacity: program director/ narrator. Venue: Durban Country Club (2005)
Have you seen Zandile?
Written and directed by Gcina Mhlophe

Produced by Themi Venturas Productions
Capacity: played lead “Zandile” Venue: Catalina Theater, Durban and State Theater SA (2005)
29th World Parks Congress.
Choreographed by David Gouldie, written by Nickyu du Plessis
Capacity: narrator. Venue: ICC (2005)
King Lear: excerpts from William Shakespeare.
Producer / Director: Garth Anderson of Actor’s Co-operative
Capacity: played “Gonorel” Venue: Playhouse Company (2005)
Corporate Theatre:
National Rama Goodstart Promotional Tour.
Producer / Director/ Choreographer: Tracy Whitaker of Out the Box Productions.
Capacity: MC and performance
Venues: KZN, JHB, CT, EL, PE (2002)
Cell C take a girl-child to work

Producer: Very Very Big Productions
Capacity: program director.,
Venue: Gateway 101 Conference Center (2005)
Travel Indaba.
Director: David Gouldie
Capacity: narrator.
Venue: Joe Cools (2005)
COMMUNITY, SKILLS & DEVELOPMENT:
Co-wrote & facilitated workshops in KZN schools - AIDS Awareness Seeking the Face of AIDS (2000/1) [Ref: Paddy Meskin]
Managed, organized & facilitated intervention with Westville Female Inmates - Prison Theater: Performance Intervention with Offenders (2002) [Ref: Chris Hurst]
Created & facilitated workshops in KZN schools - FNB VITA Shakespeare School’s Festival (2003) [Ref: Prof M McMurtry]
Administration for Sphelele Nzama’s community Siyagijima Dance Project in KwaMashu Township (2003/4) [Ref: Sphelele Nzama]
Trainee Facilitator & Teacher – Introduction to Basic Business Skills for Arts and Culture in Greater Ct Lucia Wetland Park Authority (2003) [Ref: Jill Waterman & Nicky du Plessis]
Trainee Facilitator & Administration – Cultural Entrepreneurship Skills Program KZN (2004) [Ref: Jill Waterman & Nicky du Plessis]
Administrative Assistant for Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre (2004)
[Ref: Jay Pather]

Trained and performed with Sakhisizwe, Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park Authority (2005) [Ref: Bronwyn James & Nicky du Plessis]
Project Manager and facilitator for Sokhulu Youth Project as part of KZN Wildlife’s sustainability initiative (2005)
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Research assistant & translator for MA Student (Development Studies) in Valley of a Thousand Hills: The role of traditional healing in HIV/AIDS (2000) [Ref: Sherry Ayres]
Field researcher & translator – UNIARC Traffic and Public Safety (2001) [Ref: Dr Mongezi Noah]
Wrote Untouched for YAP (The Young Artist Project) by NSA Gallery & ProHelvitia (2003) ed. Virginia MacKenny [Ref: Storm Janse van Rensburg]
Wrote Gijima-ring to a ‘mind your own’ mentality: a young urban black woman muses on the contradictions of growing up for AGENDA: Empowering Women for gender Equity No 59. (2004) ed. Janine Moolman
Currently cultural policy research consultant with International Organization of Development (IOD-SA) for the SA Flemish project with the Department of Arts and Culture’s for creating community arts center policy
SECONDARY EDUCATION

LAST SCHOOL ATTENDED : The Wykeham Collegiate (PMB)
HIGHEST GRADE PASSED : Grade 12 (Matric)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS : SRC Representative
House Captain
Public Relations Representative
PMB Junior City Council Head of Community Interact
ACHIEVEMENTS : Third Round of UN Debate
Member of NATCON Convention
Attended Rotary Leadership Course

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