Thando Doni

Theatre-maker Thando Doni learned his craft at the Media and Arts Access Centre (AMAC) and with Magnet Theatre in Cape Town. He has performed extensively with Magnet, including in The Grave, Trojan Horse Story, Looking Inside (commissioned by the Human Rights Media Centre), national tours of Inxeba lomphilisi and Ingcwaba lendoda lise cankwe ndlela; in Nicola Elliott’s Proximity, Loss and Having; and at the Bushfire Festival in Swaziland. Doni has also worked with the Actors Voice Theatre Company, Masibambisane Youth Theatre Organisation, Emlanjeni Theatre Productions, and the Manyanani Entertainers. The Capetonian is a resident actor at Bonfire Theatre Company. Nominated for Best Director at the Baxter’s Zabalaza Theatre Festival in 2011, Doni won Best Director in 2012 for Mhla Salamana. In 2017, he and Mandla Mbothwe co-curated Sabamnye noMendi, a performance installation honoring the spirits of the African men whose lost their lives when their ship, the SS Mendi, sank in the English Channel at the height of World War I.