Faniswa Yisa is a multi-award-winning actor, director, theatre-maker, and producer who has performed in 19 countries.
With a background in physical theatre, Yisa’s interests lie firmly with the body – what its capabilities are as a vehicle for narrative, as well as how people interpret the body when they view it on stage or in the public space. Having recently moved from Cape Town to Johannesburg, much of Yisa’s explorations during the Season 6 workshopping sessions involved the limitlessness and the overwhelming nature of the city. Humility, visibility, identity, and self-worth are a few of the themes that have arisen through her practice during this period.
Season 6 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea sees Yisa exploring the possibilities of interdisciplinary practice and collaboration through performative meditations on labour, as well as generating new material through the deliberate disruption of one’s core practice.