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Step up Company

Step up Company is a theatre production company that aims to bring quality educational, entertaining and intervention theatre mostly to disadvantaged communities that do not have conventional art facilities to practice art or participate and experience art. It was founded by Busisiwe Radebe from Hammanskraal and strives to grow the knowledge, excess, and capacity of theatre for change through education, healing, and transformation in the community of Hammanskraal and surrounding areas. It works through collaborations with proffesional local community based  and  qualified artists.

Busisiwe Radebe found her love in music and drama during her high school career at  Prestige College in Hammanskraal where participated in Public speaking.  joined the Choir, Marimba band, Drama club, and Hockey until she Matriculated. After Matric she joined Love Life as an Acting groundbreaker (facilitator) going to high schools facilitating Body Ys (Wise) and Motivation programmes from Love Life before enrolling for her Tertiary studies in 2011. She obtained a National Diploma in Drama and Production Studies at the Durban University of Technology in April 2014 where she specialized in Theatre dance, Scriptwriting, and Educational theatre. After graduation she worked with Nandagram Eco-Village in Durban as a booking agent and a performer for an eco-friendly educational production touring primary schools using marionettes made from recycled material and in 2015. She is currently studying for an MA in Applied Theatre: Education, Communities, and Social context under the Drama for Life programme at the University of Witwatersrand.

She is a writer, performer, arts administrator, director, a Drama for Life Playback Theatre actor and aspires to be an Applied Theatre practitioner to produce work that will  educate and encourage dialogue and healing for social development and transformation.



  • Half and full body hand puppets
  • Themed (e.g bullying, drug-alcohol abuse or influences, community,unpacking subject related content, etc.) process drama workshops for children and youth (7 yrs to 18 yrs)
  • Arts-based sexual health and wellness education performances and workshops.
  • Theatre making, script writing,  facilitation, and drama workshops.


  • Performances of prescribed setworks for language and drama subjects.
  • Musical Folktale productions specially created for Life Skills Subject in Foundation phase (Grade 4 to 6) learners.
  • Theatre for youth.

Based in:

Pretoria (Gauteng) - will travel Nationally

Contact Person(s):

Contact Name(s):



079 861 9166



General Contact Details:

Physical address:

46 Edison Street
Rens Town

Postal address:

46 Edison Street
Rens Town

General enquiries:

General phone/fax:

079 861 9166




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