palesa matabane

Palesa is a graduate from the University of Pretoria. She graduated with honours and is currently perusing her Masters degree. Palesa is an energetic and reliable person. Her interests range from acting, producing to writing and physical theatre. Palesa has participated in plays from her elementary years in Maseru English Medium Preparatory School, an international school. Her high school years at Machabeng international college were a split between academics, sport and drama, performing in original plays such as Thabo and Lerato (Edgar 2007), Stationeng Borokhong (Mohale 2009) and in classics like Shakespeare'sA Midsummer Night's Dream (2009). She was also top student in her IGCSE year, coached the netball under 12 team and was SRC President. In 2010 she was the supporting lead in the movie Tsasa, a UNICEF AIDS awareness initiative directed by P.J Mokohsolo. Palesa has worked on projects and productions for both entertainment and social development. Namely stage management for Napo Masheane's Hair and Comb(2011), Napo Masheane's Mama the storm is outside(2016) and University of Pretoria and Durban University of Technology collaboration Frontlines(2011) and performing in productions for Anglo gold(2012) and SANParks(2013 and 2015). In 2013 Palesa wrote, produced and directed a stage adaptation of a local fairytale novel Liapole tsa Gauda by G.C. Manyeli. The play was performed in Pretoria and Lesotho. In 2016 she created, organised and performed inThe Manifest mini Art Festival in Lesotho. She won Best Physical Theatre production for her play Senohe at the Krekvars-Kopanong Student Arts Festival 2015. Palesa is dynamic, well rounded and has many talents. She hopes to prosper in writing and producing for stage and screen but still wants a successful acting career in TV, film and theatre. She us deeply grounded in her roots and actively participates in cultural activities.

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