Welile K Tembe
- 40 Years
- South Africa
- Hair Colour
- Eye Colour
TRAINING / EDUCATION
INSITUTION : University of Natal, Durban
FACULTY : Human Science
DEGREE : BA(Hons) Political Science
CURRENTLY COMPLETING : MA(Public Policy)
THEATRE, DANCE AND FILM
Hopeville Mansions. Director: Sacha Clelland-Stokes.
Produced by Letebele Jones: Quest Star Communications CC
Capacity: played lead “Lulama” for MNET Short Film (2004)
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)
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)
Director: David Gouldie
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
LAST SCHOOL ATTENDED : The Wykeham Collegiate (PMB)
HIGHEST GRADE PASSED : Grade 12 (Matric)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS : SRC Representative
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