keitu kasonkola

Keitu Kasonkola is a vibrant South African performer, writer and creative best known for her lead role as Jane Tau in the SABC2 sitcom Ga Re Dumele. Her heart is deeply embedded in the performing arts and began her pursuits of perfecting her craft in her schooling years with performances in the house play festivals for which she also wrote and directed; in addition to her lead role in her school's version of Cinderella the Musical. She furthered her studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg; where she obtained her BA in Dramatic arts. She was involved in many performing roles while in university such as: Pseudo-bantu is dead (2007), Duduetsang (2008), Missionary Positions- which was part of the Drama for Life Festival (2008), The Wages of Sin ( performed in the 2009 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown), Lucy Wilde’s high school touring Romeo and Juliet (2009), The Maids (2010) and Woysek (2012) amongst others. In those years she was not only growing as a performer but developing skills in other mediums as well- she choreographed the Mammatli Thakhuli’s play You Tell Me which showcased at the 2010 National Arts Festival, also loaned her talents to Voice of Wits FM as one of their on air personalities and entered the MTV Base VJ search in 2012 where she placed 4th. Professionally her journey began with her portrayal of Sisanda in the SABC1 legal drama: Sokhulu and Parnters, a cameo on SABC1's Home Affairs, and grew to include not only the role in Ga Re Dumele but also the portrayal of Immah on Generations, and Gabi in the second season of the SABC1 sitcom Thandeka's Diary in the television medium. She has worked as a voice over artist in various radio adverts but her most notable voice work was with Love Life on their Radio Drama Foxy chicks (2011-2012) and other radio dramas such as Mahlabathe speaks and Thuthuzela by CMFD in various languages. Most recently she places first in Gauteng region of the PANSA Festival of Reading and New Writing competition with her original stage play: Foolzeball. She is now also writing for the upcoming season of Ga re Dumele, proving herself to not just be a talent on screen, stage and the airwaves but also behind the scenes. She truly is a multifaceted talent to keep an eye on

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