Presents Princess Zinzi Mhlongo

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Theatre has taught me so much about life and life has given me all i need to make theatre
Princess Zinzi Rose Mhlongo"
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Awarding winning Theatre Director Princess Zinzi Mhlongo has a list of awards and nomination in the Theatre industry including Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Theatre, as well as nominations for the Naledi and Mbokodo awards. Her work has been presented in international festival such as Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, Afrovibes Festival in Amsterdam and National Black festival in North Carolina USA. Her highlight has been being selected to be one of four international young directors to partake in the Salzburg Young Directors Project in Austria where she presented her production TRAPPED. The selection brought in an interest from SABC 1 who documented the journey on a 13 part reality show called Life’s a Stage in 2012.

In the same year she became the co-founder of an experimental space called the Plat4orm which provided an alternative space for artists in the theatre industry up to the year 2018. The space branched more into the music industry having performances from Legends such as Ray Phiri and Sibongile Khumalo. Mhlongo has since then explored management with artists such as award winning musician Samthing Soweto. With her extensive theatre background she has taught emerging actors in Universities as well as established actors as an acting Coach on sets such as award winning drama Tjovitjo, Feature Film Love Lives Here. Mhlongo continues to re-establish herself in the industry searching for methods that can empower artists to be artistic Entrepreneur.

Julius - A work in progress

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There is a young boy called Julius, who lives on the edges of the city streets, An invisible boy we don't see or hear. Homeless but not desperate, he survives by conjuring up tricks to entertain us. The streets of Johannesburg can be cold and unforgiving and we all need a little sunshine to get by. This presentation is the 1st process, that outlines character, performance and street sounds /music. Using dark comedy to shed light on the plight of homeless Children. Introducing Tshegofatso "Chilies" Masekwameng and Simphiwe "Beatbox" Bonongo.

Preview work in Julius "A work in progress"


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Upcoming work by Princess Zinzi Mhlongo

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while waiting for my taxi home, I noticed you staring at me. You chose to hide in your omnimous silence watching. Day after day, waiting. you followed me to work and everywhere i went. Staring, faceless, hidden by the shadows -
Dialogues from a GBV Victim
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