Lady Tshawe, on the ‘Blood Tongue’ experience
Lady Tshawe features in the play ‘BLOOD TONGUE—THE MUSICAL’ by Christopher Mlalazi, a vivid production by Nhimbe Trust which has been on tour in Zimbabwe and now headed for South Africa to the Emalahleni Artists Preserving Heritage Festival (Ubuntu) to be held at the Emalahleni Civic Theatre, in Mpumalanga in December 2017.
On the collaboration with SA artists Bafana Dladla and Tshepo Pheko, Lady Tshawe said “I worked with the SA guys last year in ‘Tellers, the Musical’. Working with them again was great because they were a lot harder on me and pushed me beyond limits I didn’t even know I had, and I realised that I am always up for a challenge! I believe the cast learnt from the different styles of directing and we all desired to push and be better.
I’m so excited about the SA invite, and most importantly I am looking forward to learning and sharpening my skills as a performer as I interact with the other artists that will be performing at the same festival.”
‘Lady Tshawe’ (Nomashawekazi Damasane) is a graduate of Rhodes University with a BA in Drama and Ethnomusicology, a multi-talented artist and strong participant in the Women in Theatre & Television project of Nhimbe Trust, supported by Africalia, Belgium.