marang molosiwa

Marang Molosiwa is a vibrant creative person with a background in television, a degree in drama and a love for theatre. Her career in performance spans as far back as 2002, as a children's show presenter on Botswana television, Mantlwaneng. During that time there, she expanded into MC work; hosting My African Dream talent search as well as radio drama; with a role in the local drama, Makgabaneng. In 2009 she took on the lead role in an HIV themed short film that formed part of the SoulCity/BP 10 part series, One Love Stories. Marang’s passion for performance was sealed when she embarked on a degree in Drama at the University of Pretoria. While there, she was fortunate to study an array of courses; acting, directing, voice, radio, acting for the camera, singing, choreography, scriptwriting, design, stage management, drama and film studies. She took a particular interest in Applied theatre, mainly because of her love for working with people and addressing social issues. Marang had the opportunity to perform for an array of audiences, ranging from schools, clinics, libraries, old-age homes, schools for the deaf and blind, during my studies, through programmes such as Theatre for Development and Theatre in Education. What she took most from my studies and also doing community based theatre, were her improved skills in communication, planning, organization, and problem-solving. With that being said, with these skills, she ventured into directing theatre productions. In 2015, she co-directed a production titled Ketswakae with a fellow theatre practioner, Mamohato Askew, for Maitisong Festival 2015, Botswana. Not only did she direct a show in the festival, but also performed in a production by The Company@Maitisong, Born Around Here, which had a run at ArtScape in Cape Town in September 2015. Beyond theatre, Marang and 3 other Creatives; Tumiso Mabusela, Calvin Bosilong and Lorraine Kinnear, partnered to form the Creative Circle. It is a monthly meet up which provides a space and platform for creatives to be able to interact, share ideas, learn from each other, allow for possible collaborations and ultimately help one another grow in their respective fields of creativity. The Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture of Botswana, recognized Marang’s value within the realm of performing arts in Botswana, and invited her to adjudicate at the 2015 President’s Day Drama Competitions, under the drama category. It has and will always be imperative for Marang to use her artistic talent to further her career, promote the arts and advocate for social change through performance.

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