Lwanda Sindaphi is an actor, playwright, theatre director and poet. He started his Theatre career in 2009 debuting at the National Arts festival with Sophumelela Theatre Group. He holds a performing arts certificate from New Africa Theatre Academy and studied physical theatre and acting at Magnet Theatre (2012/13). He won the 2011 DFL + LOVER Another Poetry Slam and went to compete in the National finals. He was included in Badalisha Poetry’s Top 10 poets in Africa and won best Director at the 2013 Zabalaza Festival for his play Death the Redeemer. Whilst in training at Magnet Theatre he performed in The Heart of Redness an adaptation of Zakes Mda’s famous novel directed by Mark Fleishman, and running with gold fish and gift wrapping the sea directed by Brink Scholtz. Lwanda is the co-founder of Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement based in Delft. He travelled internationally with The Handspring Puppet Company working on Warhorse. I n 2016Lwanda directed a production for under 7-year olds called Paired, which performed at Magnet Theatre and toured Cape Town child-care centres. He is currently one of the most sought after poets in Cape Town.