Dimakatso Motholo (25) is a recent graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand, where she attained a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts Honours Equivalent. Motholo majored in Physical Theatre and Arts Management. One of her projects has found her amongst one of the five talented women that created a hilarious devised play titled The Village (2016), which has been performed at the National Grahamstown’s Arts Festival (2016), the 969 Festival (2016) at Wits Theatre, Hillbrow Theatre (2016) and Joburg Finge Theatre (2016). She has also played the role of Bontle in a production titled Between Sisters (2016), directed by Refiloe Lepere.
Motholo has completed internships with organisations such as Moving into Dance Mophatong, Wits Art Museum, The Point of Order and Arts & Culture Trust as an arts management consultant. Through the Market Theatre Incubation programme, she was able to be the stage manager for When Swallows Cry written by Mike van Graan, directed by Lesedi Job (2017). Motholo has further advanced her career in stage management by working alongside Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Dance, Thandazile Sonia Radebe, on her commissioned work titled Sabela (2017), and Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Theatre, Jemma Kahn, on her commissioned work titled The Borrow Pit. Motholo stage managed seasons 1,4, and 5 for The Centre for the Less Good Idea.
Educating young people about the value and the endless possibilities of the arts is one of the ways Motholo contributes to society. She was given the opportunity to lecture Arts Management at third year level at the University of the Witwatersrand. Motholo worked as an arts administrator and personal assistant to the Artistic Director of Moving into Dance, Mark Hawkins. It was during her time her where she was able to work with educational programming for dance in the company.
Motholo is currently completing her MA in Cultural Policy and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand.