Tuesday, September 18, 2012

iStart2 in My Little Town - Ismail Mahomed

Hailing from a small town, Volksrust, he finds himself in another little town today, Garahamstown, challenged with the task to run South Africa's National Arts Festival. With more than twenty years of experience in the performing arts sector, Ismail Mahomed is an accomplished playwright, theatre director and arts administrator. His work has been staged in South Africa, Chile, Denmark, Germany and in the U.S.

Plays written by Ismail Mahomed include:  Nog 'n Potjiekos, Boere Orkes, Leather Boykies, Wankers, Rapist on the Run and Honeymoon in the Karoo, to name a few.

Ismail talks to us about his views on religion, the most difficult challenges he had to overcome in his career, the "Spear" debacle, sustainability in Art and how he sees the future.

iStart2 Radio Show with Pierre, Ismail and Amanda
(Thato behind the camera and the production)

Listen to the show on Mondays at 18H30 on Radio Today 1485 am in Jo'burg, catch us nationally on DSTV Audio Channel 169 or worldwide on www.1485.org.za. Or just click the podcast link below to listen to the show. 

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