Tale Motsepe

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Tale Motsepe (19**- ) [1]. A South African actor, director and theatre administrator.


He is an honours graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand Drama Department.


As part of Soweto-based BPAC's (Bahumutsi Performing Arts Cooperative) leadership training programme, he was one of the young graduates who were given the task of holding the reigns of this organisation in 1990.

He worked as a fieldworker and later as an Administrator at the Market Theatre Laboratory, before joining the Civic Theatre of Johannesburg to manage the department of Community Development.

Was a member of the Handspring Puppet Company.

In the early 2000s he was the manager of the Market Theatre.

He served on the National Arts Festival committee in 2004.

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

As a student he had a role in a production of No-Good Friday (1988).

He had roles in Tooth and Nail and The Threepenny Opera and was stage manager for Lolo Bambo Lolo. He performed in Woyzeck in the Highveld by the Handspring Puppet Company.

He wrote the plays The Graduate and Sister Plus.

Awards, etc


The Citizen, 24 April 1988.

National Arts Festival programme, 2004. p. 33.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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