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Eliot Moleba

Eliot Moleba

Eliot Moleba is a Johannesburg-based writer, director and researcher. His interest and passion is to tell stories about things affecting young person in South Africa, today. He was recently one of the playwrights in residence for ASSITEJ SA’s Inspiring a Generation programme, currently one of the playwrights in residence with The Royal Court Theatre, London, and an alumni from the Theatre Project with the DO School, Hamburg, Germany.

His writing and directing credits include The Man In The Green Jacket (2013/4), Pondoland (2014), The Immigrant (2014), Sizwe Banzi is Alive (2011/2), among others. His new play for under 10s, The Squirrels’ Laughter, has been translated into German and Polish and is due to premier in Poland next year. In 2015, Eliot will partner with ASSITEJ SA to host an international cross-cultural collaboration between Wales, France and South Africa. In this project, they will create a show specifically for a teenage audience themed around the First World War.

Talk-Back (Post Show Discussion)

The aim of this dialogue is to speak to the learners’ general reception of the presentation in relation to the main issues or themes depicted in the work leading towards a reflection on their own family history or genealogy.

Hands-on Workshop

The learners are led through various fun and creative exercises that give them hands on experience on how the show was created. As part of the workshop, they will also create their own scene or a short play. We encourage the learners and the teachers to work on them further and develop the scene(s) into a short or full play which they can present to the whole school.


Experiencia is an experimental game used to create alternative interactive performance(s) with learners or artists; it constructs a space that allows the participants to actively create and own the ‘experience’ produced on stage through a fun, interactive game.

So far this workshop has been offered in the following countries;

  • Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Wales, UK.
  • Warsaw, Poland.
  • New York, USA.

Based in:

Johannesburg Region F (JHB North) (Gauteng) - will travel Nationally

Has no online offerings at the moment.

Contact Person(s):

Contact Name(s):

Eliot Moleba


078 357 7769



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Physical address:

01 Jan Smuts,
Wits Writing Centre

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