Ntshieng Mokgoro uses theatre to empower women and children in Jozi

Ntshieng Mokgoro uses theatre to empower women and children in Jozi

- Ntshieng Mokgoro is an award-winning playwright and director

- She is the founder of Olive Tree Theatre in Alexandra

- She uses community theatre to empower women and children

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An award-winning playwright and director is using theatre to empower women and children in Alexandra township, Johannesburg.

Ntshieng Mokgoro is the founder of Olive Tree Theatre, Briefly.co.za gathered. It's located in Alexandra and aims to expose residents there to theatre.

According to its website, the Olive Tree Theatre's unique location unites people from the affluent Sandton and the less-privileged Alexandra.

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Olive Tree provides a chance for women and children in particular to find their artistic voice through theatre.

Ntshieng's talent was all too clear to see when she won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Drama in 2009.

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She has written, produced, and directed several plays, including That Night of Trance that's currently playing at the State Theatre in Pretoria.

Ntshieng is currently involved in planning for the Alexandra Film Development Festival set to be held on 24 and 25 September.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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