Market Theatre Foundation Management Team
NOMVULA MOLEPO– Head of Technical
Nomvula Molepo started her career in 1997 as an intern at the Market Theatre Foundation. She has since won the Naledi Award in 2008 for best lighting design for the production Jungle book which was directed by Graig Higginson. She has been nominated three times for the Naledi Awards. She was nominated as the best theatre lighting designer for The Table in 2011 and was also nominated for theatre best lighting designer for Crepuscule in 2016. She began her career as an intern and later on assistance stage manager. She has worked as an assistance stage manager for various shows for the Market Theatre.
She was mentored by Declan Randall, Mannie Manim and Dennis Hutchinson as a lighting technician and later a lighting designer. She has designed shows like the Hill, Sizwe Banzi is dead, Woza Albert, 8 Minuet, Esuthwini, Skin deep, Fat black women sing, Bre rabbit, Sekwatlapa, Play me, The girl in the yellow dress, The table, Loving Lulu, So what’s new, Ukotshona ko Mendi, The mother of all eating, Joy of jazz, Ketekang, Silent voices, Cincinatti, If we dig, Jazz meets Ballet, Karel Se Oupa, Itsoseng, Khwela Bafana, Thursday’s child, The dying screams of the moon, Gauteng Gospel Awards 2016-2017, Another one’s bread, Meet me at dawn, Florence, Billy Monama , Nduduzo Makhathini jazzy July 2018, You fool how can the sky fall, Soul Brothers concert, Trade fair 2018, Moshito Afro world Concert, Mbuso Khoza concert , Act Awards 2018, Phenomenal Women and Ditshomo.
She has worked and designed lighting for shows at the Market Theatre, State Theatre, Soweto Theatre, Joburg Theatre, Grahamstown festival, Aardkloop Festival and other theatres outside South Africa. She has toured to Sweden, Las Vegas, Austria, Manchester, just to name a few. She is currently involved with APAAM (Applied Perfoming Arts and Arts Management) in partnership with Wits university drama for life and Joburg Theatre. She is running workshops for young aspiring youth lighting design from different towships, Alexandra Township, Hillbrow, Orange Farm and Diepsloot.
She is currently the Head of Technical at the Market Theatre Foundation.