Festival celebrates drama talent

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The Makana Drama Development Festival hosted by Ubom! Eastern Cape Drama Company took place at the Rhodes Theatre on Saturday 11 November. The annual festival showcases community drama productions. Junior and Senior Community drama groups performed and winners of the Senior group will be invited to apply for the National Arts Festival Fringe programme and assisted to develop their production.

RESULTS 

Junior Festival

Best production – Umbono by Zinzolwam Eastern Cape Creatives

Senior Festival

Best Performance – Ingoma by Steader Nkwinti Legacy Production

Best Runner Up – 2017 Pieces by ALA Entertainment

Umbono – Zinzolwam Eastern Cape Creatives (Directed by Nox Donyeli).

Umbono – Zinzolwam Eastern Cape Creatives (Directed by Nox Donyeli).

Master of Ceremonies Luvuyo Yanta. Photo: Kyle Prinsloo

Junior Festival judges: Daines Sanga (Research Fellow at RU from University of Dar-Er-Salaam, Tanzania, Department of Creative Arts) & Mr Siza Mata (Teacher at Good Sherperd Primary School and RU Alumni).

Best Supporting Actress – Eyami Sandi (From Fingo Movement ).

Apehelele Nombiba – Best Supporting Actress (From Sakhuluntu Cultural Group).

Aphelele Maphekula – Best Actor (From Sakhuluntu Cultural Group).

Asemahle Lukwe – Best Actress (from Zinzolwam Eastern Cape Creatives) with Judges – Daines Sanga & Siza Mata.

Best Runner- Up production – Nontlupheko by Sakhuluntu Cultural Group.

best Production – Umbono – by Zinzolwam Eastern Cape Creatives.

Best Actress – Asemahle Lukwe (Zinzolwam Eastern Cape Creatives).

Ayanda Mtwalo – Repenting Drunkard by Nathaniel Nyaluza High, directed by Ayanda Mtwalo.

Mary Waters High School directed by Nyakonzima Tsana.

Via Kasi Movers providing the Entertainment.

Isiko – Best Runner-up production, directed by Ayanda Mtwalo (Vukani Kusile) with judges Ms Evelyn Notoane and PJ Hellerman. Photo: Kyle Prinsloo

Lihle Yaka – Best Supporting Actor (Isandlwana Theatre Production) with judge Ms PJ Hellerma. Photo: Kyle Prinsloo

Asemahle Tshavhula – Best Supporting Actor (ALA Entertainment) with PJ Hellerman – judge. Photo: Kyle Prinsloo

Best Actress – Nokubona Jaji (Steader Nkwinti Legacy Produciton). Photo: Kyle Prinsloo

Isiko by Vukani Kusile ( Ayanda Mtwalo – Best Actor, Aviwe Dyantyi – Best Actor). Photo: Kyle Prinsloo

2017 Pieces by ALA Entertainment (Best runner – Up production) with PJ Hellerman – judge. Photo: Kyle Prinsloo

Ingoma by Steader Nkwinti Legacy Production– Best production.

 

NOW WATCH!
Impromptu poets and pantsula dancers kept the audience entertained during the judging: https://youtu.be/cEdwZgFg9vY?list=UUPLAYER_grocottsmailonline

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