20th June 2021

Katlego Chale



Katlego Chale is a 27 year old South African writer, actor, lecturer and social entrepreneur, who holds MTech (Cum Laude), BTech (Cum Laude) and National Diploma qualifications in Drama. He works as a lecturer at the University of Pretoria, teaching Playwriting and at the Tshwane University of Technology, teaching several subjects including Scriptwriting, Speech Sounds (Accent Acquisition), Physical Theatre and Unarmed Stage Combat. Katlego is also a graduate of the NYDA Entrepreneurship Development Programme and the SADC Theatre Camp hosted in Zimbabwe by Savanna Trust. As a writer Katlego has several titles including “Ubulution”, which was directed by Prof. Janine Lewis (2016), “The Torture” which was conceptualized and performed by Kenneth Mlambo (2015-2016), “Roots in the Sky” with Calvin Ratladi for the National Arts Festival (2014), “Born Free Odyssey” with Gavin Matthys and the cast (2014) and “Apple Soup” in collaboration with the director Kenneth Mlambo which was performed at the National Arts Student Festival and then the following year at the National Arts Fringe Festival (2013 – 2014). Katlego is also the founding member of The Writers Lab (2018), an NPO which focuses on developing the skills of aspirant writers, theatre makers and creatives in general. He also runs a WordPress page called KatlegoChaleWrites with content varying from orignal micropoems to elaborate reviews of theatre productions by young, black South African theatre makers. The journey is still young for Katlego, as his ambition unlocks itself to the boundless possibilities for social entrepreneurship within the arts sector.
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