Sithembiso ‘Sthe Khali’ Khalishwayo

About Sithembiso ‘Sthe Khali’ Khalishwayo

Sithembiso ‘Sthe Khali’ Khalishwayo is an actor, dancer, teacher, writer, photographer, videographer, choreographer, a published poet, a creative researcher and a facilitator who studied at the Wits School of Arts and Drama for Life majoring in Physical Theatre, Performance and Applied Drama; holding a Master’s Degree in Applied Drama. He was the student representative for both the Drama for Life’s Master’s Applied Drama and Master’s Drama Therapy students as well as the student representative chair for the Drama for Life Student Council in 2016. He is the recipient of The Pieter-Dirk Uys Theatre for Social Change Award for outstanding theatre for social change research by a postgraduate student; The Judge Edwin Cameron Theatre for Human Rights Award for outstanding Applied Drama Research in the field of Human Rights, winner of the 2015 Wits Photographic Competition and 2nd place recipient of the PEN Student Writing competition. He has created and \or performed work for the NAF, Dance Umbrella, all DFL Festivals, the Young Artists Festival, My Body…My Space Festival in Mpumalanga for the past six years, the Maitisong Festival in Botswana for the past four years, the Afrovibes Festival in the Netherlands, ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity. For the past 13 years he has created work with students. In 2017 he was a lecturer at Drama for Life for Post Graduate Diploma in Arts students focusing on performance and has lectured second year Honors students in Reflective practice. He is the project manager of the Drama for Life Lifebeats radio show on Vowfm and curator of Drama for Life’s Rehearse//Reveal Festival, coordinator of the Sila Sikhona workshop sessions and is a member of the Drama for Life Theatre Company. His passion lies in the heART.