Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi trained locally and internationally and his illustrious career has spanned performing, writing, composing, choreographing and devising theatre performances and educational programmes. He has worked with some of South Africa’s top companies, including Theatre for Africa, Sakhile Theatre Company (founder member), FTHK, Third World Bunfight, Artscape and Siyasanga Cape Town Theatre, where he was Roy Sergeant’s joint artistic director. Nhlanhla has toured the SADC regions, the US, England, Europe and Asia, performing and facilitating theatrical workshops and he has helped build four theatres. His extensive list of credits include Cry, the Beloved Country; Now Now; The Bird; Orpheus, Nguni: The Love Story; Dairies of Diesel Du Toit; Subject to Citizen; Mama Tembu’s Wedding; My Low-Fat Almost Italian Wedding; UNDERMINED; MEMORY; The Incredible Journey and A Man and a Dog, for which he received a Fleur du Cap nomination in 2006 and a Silver Standard Bank Ovation Award in 2015.
Nhlanhla's most recent work include Thand'lmpilo which he wrote and directed for Lunchbox Theatre for whom he also directed Dream. Nhlanhla is currently working on Life with Elephants for Ecoexist and a rework of MEMORY by Here Manje in Botswana.
Agency (RSA): Artists One