Zeph Nzama

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Zeph Nzama () is a theatre and film actor and director.


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

He started out as an actor in 1991 at the Maningi Theatre Workshop, doing work for a number of companies, including Mbumba Arts, Presto Theatre International, Durban's The Playhouse Company, Themi Venturas Productions, and various commercial advertising companies. In 2010 he played a witchdoctor in the international film Reuniting the Rubins (2010)[1].

He gradually moved into playwriting, composing, directing and production as well, founding his own company, Just In Time Productions. Since then he has written and directed many theatrical productions, among them Long Journey - The Musical, The Drop, Ancestors are Talking, Phathizwe, Magic of Africa, Happiness Through the Mist and The Roots/Izimpambe (both done at The Playhouse, and the collaborative piece The Poisoned Mango (2011). He also wrote three radio dramas for KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife and many corporate theatre productions for a wide range of companies.

He has toured widely with his music, including stints in Germany, London, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Morrocco, Washington DC and the whole of South Africa. In 2017 he released his first single "Izinyembezi". In 2020 he released his first album’ "Introspection".




Twist Theatre Development Projects. 2011. New South African Playscripts.


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