06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

06-10 September2017

Mbongeni Nomkonwana

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Mbongeni Nomkonwana is an actor, playwright, theatre director, poet and sometimes standup comedian who has performed at the former Vodacom Funny Festival (2007) now Jive Funny Festival. He started his performing, writing and directing career at Sophumelela Theatre Group where he still is to date, He holds a performing Arts Certificate from New Africa Theatre Academy (2007). Winner of Cape Town DFL LOVER+ ANOTHER poetry slam 2012 and went to compete in Joburg in the National finals, he has since then performed at OFF THE WALL poetry sessions and Inzync Poetry by Stellenbosch University, 2012 HEAIDS Conference at UCT, Jam That Session, Brand House Marketing Campaign and Last Poet’s: Rhythm Poetry1. He is co-founder and resident poet of Lingua Franca and has performed with them at Baxter Theatre, Magnet Theatre, Artscape and in communities around Cape Town.