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), won the Cape Town DFL LOVER+ ANOTHER poetry slam 2012, and went to compete in the national finals. He has since performed at OFF THE WALL poetry sessions and Inzync Poetry at 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 at Lingua Franca, with performances in Cape Town communities, Baxter Theatre, Magnet Theatre, and Artscape.