Monk is a wooden carved puppet designed and made by Adrian Kohler from Handspring Puppet Company. He is no stranger to the stage, having performed for almost twenty years. His first role was in The Chimp Project, a work that travelled to several countries internationally. In that production he worked closely with Gerhard Marx, who is currently staging his work, Vehicle, at the Centre. Most recently, Monk has been performing in a lecture/performance with Tony Miyambo, Terry Norton and Jane Taylor. He is an activist, interested in provoking public imaginations to consider the precarious plight of his species. He recently travelled to Perth, Australia, where he took part in a conference on the History of The Emotions. In the coming month he will be traveling to France, in a new set of creative enquiries.
A versatile performer, Monk is very gifted in dramatic roles, though he is interested in exploring the comedic repertoire.
PHOTOGRAPHER | Thusi Vukani