Due to COVID-19, Open Book 2020 is cancelled.
Keep an eye out for our Open Book Podcast series in October 2020!


Mandla Mbothwe

mandla mbothwe

Mandla Mbothwe is a multi-award winning writer, professional director, teacher, curator and artist. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s Drama Department, the Artistic Director of the Magnet Theatre and the Founder and Director of Mud and Fire Narrative and Mbothwe and Doni Collectives. He has worked both locally and internationally with more recent projects including the 2014 restaged Biko’s Quest for the Artscape Heritage Festival, which later toured the Netherlands and United Kingdom, the Artscape Theatre’s Easter Spiritual Arts Festival in 2015 and last year Robben Island Bible at the Artscape Arena Theatre, Oratorio of the Forgotten Youth with artists Thembi Mtshali, Mandla Mlangeni, Bo Peterson, Koleka Putuma and 1976 Spirits celebrating youth courage and resilience through mass dance and physical interpretation.

Twitter: @mbothwe


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