February 15 - 23, 2013

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

World Premiere of a new play
by Omphile Molusi
directed by Omphile Molusi
incollaboration with Rick Boynton

Omphile Molusi


Omphile Molusi has been a freelance writer/actor/director since 2001. Acting credits include: Shakespeare Dreaming at the Zoo, Sizwe Bansi Is Dead, Animal Farm, Robben Island Bible, Itsoseng, Romeo and Juliet, The Mirror, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Much Ado About Nothing, Echoes, Blurring Shine, Julius Caesar, Sharpeville 1 and 2, among others. Playwriting credits include: Itsoseng, which he performed internationally, including at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Dublin Festival in Ireland (published by Junkets Publishers and Oxford University Press South Africa, adapted for BBC radio play); Informal (The Market Theatre Lab, National School of the Arts); Cadre (reading at Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Balalatladi reading at The Kennedy Center, Family Season Festival in Cape Town); For the Right Reasons (published by Oxford University Press South Africa, Junkets Publishers); Daddy Comes Tonight(published by Junkets Publishers); The Sweet Door (Windy-brow Theatre); Ijo! (The Market Theatre Laboratory, Grahams-town National Arts Festival 2005); Pozeng (resident project, The Market Theatre Lab-oratory); and a short story Bargain (published by Penguin Publishers). Directing credits include: Informal, Balalatladi, Ijo and Pozeng. Television writing credits include: Zone 14 series 2, 3, 4 and 5. Mr. Molusi was the first recipient of the Bret Goldin Bursary, which gave him the opportunity to intern at the Royal Shakespeare Company as an actor. He also won the Scotsman Fringe First Award 2008 for Itsoseng (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), the Andre Deshields Award for Itsoseng, and in Chicago, the Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Performance in 2010. He taught the Cicely Berry voice technique and acting at the Actors Centre and is currently teaching at The Market Theatre Laboratory. Mr. Molusi is a graduate of The Market Theatre Laboratory, where since 2010 he served as a field worker.

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