TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse.
In this episode, Hamish Speaks to Omphile Molousi. Omphile was born in the village of Bodibe in 1981, where he was raised by his Grandmother. He is a freelance writer/actor/director. He graduated at the Market Theatre Laboratory. He’s been doing theatre since 2001. His theatre acting credits include: Cadre, Itsoseng, Shakespeare dreaming at the zoo, Sizwe Bansi is dead, Animal farm, Robben Island Bible, Romeo and Juliet, The mirror, Caucasian chalk circle, Much ado about nothing, Echoes, Blurring Shine, Julius Caesar, Sharpeville 1&2 and others.
His writing credits for Theatre: Cadre (Published by Junkets publishers and Oberon books UK, World premiere at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, SA premiere at the Market Theatre, Grahamstown National arts Festival Main program, Currently performing at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival in Scotland), Itsoseng (Published by Junkets publishers and Oxford University Press SA, adapted for a BBC radio play, and performed at various local and international venues including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 2008 Edinburgh festival in Scotland, 2011 Dublin Festival in Ireland, 2013 Adelaide Festival in Australia.), Balalatladi (Rehearsed reading at Washington DC’s Kennedy Centre, Performed at the Family Season Festival in Cape Town, Performed at the National School of The Arts Festival), Informal (Performed at the Market Theatre Lab and National School of the Arts, For the right reasons (Published by Oxford University Press SA and Junkets Publishers, Staged reading at the Adelaide Festival in Australia), Daddy comes tonight (Published by Junkets Publishers) The sweet door (Performed at Windybrow Theatre), Ijo! (Performed at the Market Theatre Laboratory and Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2005), Pozeng (Resident project at the Market Theatre Laboratory) Short Story: Bargain (Published by Penguin publishers).
Writing for TV; Zone 14 series 2, 3, 4 and 5.
His Theatre Directing credits include: Cadre, Informal, Balalatladi, Ijo and Pozeng
Omphile was the first recipient of the Bret Goldin Bursary Award which gave him an opportunity to intern at the Royal Shakespeare Company as an actor in the UK. He also won the Scotsman Fringe First Award 2008 for Itsoseng, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He won the Andre Deshields award for Itsoseng, best performance at the Black theatre alliance awards 2010 in Chicago. He taught the Cicely Berry voice technique and acting at the Actors Centre and is currently teaching at the Market Theatre Laboratory.
He is also a field worker at the Market Theatre Laboratory since 2010. As a fieldworker he travels throughout the whole country assisting community theatre groups to develop their stories.
He is a founder of Mowa Art Fields, a Not for Profit Organization that teaches teachers in rural public schools to teach creative arts. The organization also has an annual festival for Grade 5-7 learners in the North West Province.
Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk
Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain
- "TravCast" "Writer'sPodcast" "Omphile Molousi" "Traverse Theatre" "Cadre"