Tony Miyambo is an actor and theatre-maker with a BA in Dramatic Arts from the University of Witwatersrand. He’s best known for his role in Wonder Boy for President alongside comedian Kagiso Lediga and actor Akin Omotoso. If you ask him, however, he’ll tell you he’s more of a ‘creative cultural resource’ – a storyteller across various formats. Having started his acting career after the passing of his father, Miyambo draws on the memory of his late father which sees him incorporating a strong element of play into his performances, for both himself and the audience. Last year audiences at the Centre would have seen his performance of Kafka’s Ape, a work directed by collaborator Phala O Phala, based on Kafka’s Lecture to An Academy. This season of the Centre for the Less Good Idea sees Miyambo making his puppeteering debut with a Handspring Puppet Company original piece, in a play by Season 4 curator Jane Taylor. Miyambo will also be lending his talents to several other performances across the Season, which will see him further exploring his brand of clown-centric physicality in a way that’s at once improvisational and collaborative.
WRITING | Dave Mann
PHOTOGRAPHER | Zivanai Matangi