Wilhelm Disbergen on lighting, set and theatre design

Wilhelm Disbergen on lighting, set and theatre design

Quite obviously, theatre cannot happen without the magic that goes on behind the scenes. The writers, directors, costume designers, make up artists, set designers. These are people who often go without credit and yet without them there’d be no theatre. I’ve long been fascinated by theatre lighting and when I got the opportunity (through Bronwen from B Sharp Entertainment) to chat to Wilhelm Disbergen, the Managing Director of Yellow Bunny Productions NPC, ahead of Impact No 1 on at Joburg Theatre from 18 – 21 August, I keenly grabbed the chance. As per…

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Uga Carlini (Alison: The Movie) on the spot!

Uga Carlini (Alison: The Movie) on the spot!

The story of the brutal attack on Alison Botha is one that must never be forgotten.  In 1994, she survived being kidnapped at knife-point, taken to bushes outside of the city, and raped and stabbed by two men more than 36 times. The film depicts the events of the night as well as the impact the events have had on her life through the years. I was first reminded of the story when I saw the play “I Have Life: Alison’s Story, 20 Years On,” after which I interviewed Suanne…

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A chat with Tracey-Lee Oliver of Supreme Divas

A chat with Tracey-Lee Oliver of Supreme Divas

I love going along to the Bluberry Entertainment Studios (where Kurt Herman and Tima Reece have their base). It’s a place of calm and of discipline, and you just know magic is happening there, including the wonderful Lions anthem which Kurt wrote and performs in.  Magic was happening there on the day I went through too, as it was the first day of rehearsal for SUPREME DIVAS! If anyone can produce an event with big songs, these guys can. Taking centre stage will be the insanely talented vocalists Tia Herman,…

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Gone Fishkin with Mike Fishkin and iDobi!

Gone Fishkin with Mike Fishkin and iDobi!

I was so excited to get a request from Rebecca Kovach to interview Mike Fishkin, a young man who hosts a radio show Gone Fishkin on Idobi Network. As an intro, idobi Radio (idobi.com) is a modern rock Internet radio station focusing on new pop punk, alternative music and power pop music. The station broadcasts over the internet via its website, iTunes and SHOUTcast. idobi connects listeners with artists through interviews and up-to-date music industry news, and by giving popular artists their own radio shows. The stream has an excellent…

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