MNCEDISI SHABANGU


Mncedisi Shabangu is an actor, writer & director in South African theatre. He has contributed immensely in it's development over two decades. As a young man he hailed from a village of Kanyamazane to study at the acclaimed Market Theatre Laboratory in Johannesburg and later attended The Summer Acting Course at The Royal National Theatre Studio in 1998. His work has garnered him praises amongst his peers and the arts community at large and won so many awards including the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award. This is the second collaboration with William Kentridge, with whom he worked and toured extensively on the acclaimed show Woyzeck on the Highveld with The Handspring Puppet Theatre. Mncedisi just finished performing Desert during the third season of Kentridgeā€™s Centre for the Less Good Idea. He continues working with his theatre company back in his village and for the first time this year he will be staging shows for the whole of June in the village. Amongst the four plays, three of them were self-penned.