2011 Emerging Theatre Director’s Bursary winner Pusetso Thibedi presents his original work, Capturing Sanity. The Bursary is made possible by GIPCA, the Baxter Theatre and Theatre Arts Admin Collective. Thibedi’s production was mentored by Liz Mills.
“Observe and be drawn into the lives of three people in a psychiatric hospital who are being rehabilitated back into society. Three ordinary people held back by nature, some by nurture, some by both. Their intricate relationships are connected by a common goal of capturing the truth. The search for truth is sometimes a not so far fetched reality and will it really set us free?”comments Thibedi. Capturing Sanity featuresThando Doni, Mkhuseli Tafane and Nieke Lombard.
Thibedi , from Johannesburg, was the first winner residing outside of the Western Cape to be chosen for the bursary: “There is no other platform (anywhere in the country) that I am aware of that allows a young director to showcase their work to established practitioners in the industry”.
Pusetso Thibedi Is an actor, writer and director. As an actor he has had the privilege of working with James Ngcobo, Leila Henriques and Vanessa Cooke, to name a few. Most recently he performed in Woza Albert as part of the SA THEATRE Season, a festival he coordinated in August 2010. He wrote and directed, a political satire, Vote Tuna (in Collaboration with Tshepiso Konopi) &Broken Dreams, which took part at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2010. He has also received the Percy Tucker award for the Best director and played a significant role in the 2010 Drama For Life Conference. He is ready to share his knowledge and experience and learn new things in this journey of creativity.
Capturing Sanity will run at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective – Cnr Milton and Wesley Street, Observatory from 2-6 August 2011 at 8.15pm. Tickets will cost R40 and can be booked by calling 021 447 3683 or emailing.