Nwabisa Plaatjie is a young theatre-maker, administrative producer, and leader with seven years of experience. She holds a Master’s degree in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town, and is an alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship’s Public Management Leadership Institute hosted at the University of Minnesota.
Her theatre productions have been performed in South Africa, Germany and China. Currently, she coordinates and curates the Baxter’s Masambe Theatre, driving its relaunch as a space for performance, collaboration, mentorship and networking. She is an ISPAGlobal Fellow, a member of the International Leadership Association where she explores Creative leadership as well as Arts leadership, and is also a Global Fellow of The laboratory for Global Performance and Politics housed in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University where she explores humanising politics and the role theatre can play in policy-making.
Her career has revolved around five key objectives: Developing professionalisation in the Theatre and Dance industry, creating new plays, offering mentorship, establishing professional affiliations locally and globally, and encouraging cross-sector collaborations.
"I am Incredibly grateful for these moments of connection with black girls and this reminder that we must live! I look forward to seeing the offerings that will come out of this process, and to sharing ideas, networks, and resources with Nasfa and Lukhanyiso. "