Via Kasi Movers’ Dancing with the Dead was judged Best Production in the 2018 Makana Drama Development Festival on Saturday, 10 November 2018 at the Rhodes Theatre.
Since 2003 Ubom! Eastern Cape Drama Company has hosted the festival. Local community practitioners are invited to participate and a programme of theatre skills workshops in the run-up to the Festival boosts the groups’ development. In addition a year long programme of weekly drama classes has been run in selected schools in order to prepare groups for participation in the Junior and Senior festivals.
Best Production – Sacred Corruption – Sakhuluntu Cultural Group
Best Runner up production – Old Man’s Burden – Sakhuluntu Cultural Group
Best Supporting Actress – Aphelele Mkatali – Sacred Corruption – Sakhuluntu Cultural Group
Best Production – Dancing with the Dead – Via Kasi Movers in collaboration with Zinzolwam ECC
Best runner-up production – We had no choice – Steader Nkwinti Legacy
Best Actor – Nkululo Khethiswa – Emahlanyeni Youth Group
Best Actress – Zinhle Ngcaba – Is’khuni Sibuya nom’khwezeli – Buya’mbo Drama Organisation
Best supporting actor – Vumile Wakhe – We had no choice – Steader Nkwinti Legacy
Best supporting actress – Akhona Ndawuni – Forgotten heroes – Emahlanyeni Youth Group
Best Production in costume and makeup – Dancing with the Dead
Remix prize – Abongile Mpathi – We had no choice – Steader Nkwinti Legacy