Umkhathi Theatre Works
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Major performances and Events



  • 2017, performed the play Ihloka at Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo
  • 2016, performed at MASA Festival in Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
  • 2013, performed at the Dance Africa Festival held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, Denver and Washington DC in the United States of America.
  • 2009, performed at the Gcwala Ngamasiko Cultural Festival held in Pretoria and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
  • 2007, performed in South Africa’s Limpopo Province during the Heritage Day Celebrations.
  • 2006, hosted a Southern Africa Theatre Arts Administrators Workshop which drew participants from Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi. This workshop was also supported by Pro-Helvetia.
  • 2004, performed at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 2003, performed at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA)
  • 2002, hosted Cultural Link, workshop on the origins of African traditional dances and music, supported by The Arts Council of Switzerland, Pro-Helvetia. Groups from Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe participated.
  • 2001, Umkhathi performed at the Maitisong Festival in Gaborone, Botswana
  • 2000, performed at the 13th International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa
  • 1998, performed at the Official launch of The Blue Train in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe an  

            event attended by five Southern African Head of States



Awards and Competitions


  • 2018 Outstanding Theatre Production in the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards for the play Ihloka
  • 2018 nominated in three times in the Theatre category in National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) for the play Ihloka and won Best Actor
  • 2017, Outstanding Dance Group in the Bulawayo Arts Awards
  • 2017, nominated in three times in the Theatre category in National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) for the play Warrior and won Best Director
  • 2013, first prize at the Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional National Traditional Dance Competition
  • 2012, Outstanding Dance Group in the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA)
  • 2011, second prize in Chibuku Neshamwari National Traditional Dance Competition
  • 2002 Best performing ensemble in HIV/AIDS awareness (Matabeleland Aids Council)




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