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Sithokozile

Zulu

 

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Board Member
First Name
Sithokozile
Last name
Zulu
 

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Biography
My work name is Thoko Zulu, a multi award winning TV writer/director from Zimbabwe. I have travelled extensively in the African region attending workshops and seminars to horn the skills of my craft under UNESCO for film training and NORAD which sponsored theatrical projects run by Amakhosi Theater in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe where I was the first woman to write/produce/direct work for the theater.

It is under the Amakhosi Theater Productions banner in 2003 where I produced my first stage play in 2003 entitled "Independence Day!" which was an adaptation of renowned Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's famous play, ''A Doll's House." The premier of "Independence day!" was sold out, selected as a nominee for best theater production and later picked to perform at the prestigious Harare International Festival of the Arts in 2004.

My theater expedition branched out to community work as the coordinator for a regional project also run by Amakhosi using theater as a tool to combat HIV/AIDS. The project was an outstanding success prompting my elevation to coordinate an extension into Botswana.

I co-developed and co-produced a television soap "Amakorokoza" where I was also the head writer. The show won numerous awards at national level including best soap for 3 consecutive years.

I joined Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation as a TV producer/writer/director in 2003/2007 where I wrote, produced and directed 2 award winning drama series. In 2008 I was the acting Intwasa Arts Festival Chief Executive Officer also responsible for fund raising and writing project proposals.

I have been a mentor in the Young Women Mentorship & Capacity Development Program offering guidance and project development skills. I took a break from the limelight for a couple of years in hibernation to find new footing and rebrand. I resurfaced with a stronger purpose and clarity reflecting more awareness of the world around me. This has been my reason to relocate to South Africa where I am writing my first TV comedy series "Soul Sisters" which will be produced later this year.


My other accomplishments include selection of "Lunatic!" for a reading at the Women Playwrights International Conference in Sweden 2012 where I am a member. I have represented my country at international level as a film maker and hired as a casting assistant and children chaperone for an international movie.

I am also a member of the African Women Playwrights Network.

"Lunatic!" has been picked for publication in an academic journal in UK under the African Theatre Series - Contemporary Dance Play 17 at link provided below


https://boydellandbrewer.com/series/african-theatre.html
 

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Zimbabwe

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