Mothobi Mutloatse

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Mothobi Mutloatse (1952-). Writer, adaptor, director, administrator.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He created a musical adaptation (with Corney Mabaso) of Can Themba’s Baby, Come Duze (Windybrow?*,1991), provided additional dialogue for Barney Simon’s adaptation of Themba’s short story The Suit (Market Theatre 1993) and did a musical adaptation of Bloke Modisane’s autobiography (Bloke, Windybrow Theatre, 1994).

He also wrote plays called Sell-Out! The Musical (1994?), Nkosi: The Healing Song, early 1990s and Kippie (a musical about jazz musician Kippie Moeketsi, 1997).

He wrote the musical Lakutshon Ilanga (Music is a healer) (1989).

He wrote threatre criticism for Voice' in the late 1970s.

He was a co-founder (with Miriam Tlali) of Skotaville Publishers.

He was appointed manager of the Johannesburg Civic Theatre's education and Development Department in January 1997.

Sources

Tucker, 1997. p. 530.

Weekly Mail (Mail & Guardian), 21 July 1994

Mail and Guardian, 21-27 November 1997.

New Nation, 17 January 1997.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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