Faniswa Yisa

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Faniswa Yisa (19**-). Actor, physical theatre performer and director.


Graduated with a Performer's Diploma in Speech and Drama from the University of Cape Town in 2000.


A resident performer at Magnet Theatre from 2004-2011, then turned freelance in 2012, though still working for Magnet Theatre on occasion.

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


For Magnet Theatre she has performed in The Fire Raisers (2004), Cargo (2007), Ingcwaba Lendoda Lise Cankwe Ndlela (2009), Autopsy (2010), Voices Made Night (2012), and has toured internationally with Every Year, Every Day, I Am Walking (from 2006 onwards).

She performed in What Remains in 2017.


Performed and co-directed Inxeba Lomphilisi – The Wound of a Healer (with Mandla Mbothwe) in 2010.

Awards, etc.

Faniswa was honoured as best actress for her role in What Remains, Fleur du Cap 2017.


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