Marlene Hamilton

Marlene Hamilton - Project Administrator

Marlene is a mother of 3 grown sons. She worked in the hospitality industry for almost 25 years. During this time she was involved in various organisations. Marlene worked as a volunteer for World Vision, McGregor Waldorf School and SANTA. Marlene joined Mothertongue in 2011 and co-ordinated the projects in the Langeberg region. Her vision is to have a healthy, safe and happy community where children grow up to become self honouring and responsible adults. She is a firm believer in change through the creative arts and has seen first- hand how The Mothertongue Project has made a difference in the lives of the young people in the programme. Marlene has a keen knowledge of her community and always strives for excellence in her environment.

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Nolufefe Nsthuntshe

Nolufefe Ntshuntshe studied Theatre and Performance at UCT pass the Magnet Theatre Training Programme. She sits as a member in the Mothertongue Organistion’s advisory board. She has co facilitated 4 Early years productions with Jason Jacobs. In 2016 she worked as a performer/facilitator on the FEMME project’s TIE project which toured the Western Cape High Schools. In March she choreographed and performed Caught in the Crossfire for the Infecting the City Festival. In May she was cast in three different productions for the ASSITEJ SA Cradle of the Creativity festival: Ekhaya and Scoop by the Magnet Early Years Company, and Mbuzeni all directed by Koleka Putuma. In June/July she was cast as Blue on Thando Mangcu’s Pieces which was staged at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective. She also facilitated /directed) Ebusweni bothando- Ons is Hier a poetry production with the Mothertongue Youth Group for the McGregor Poetry Festival.

 

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Jason Jacobs, part time facilitator

Jason Jacobs is a Fleur du Cap nominated theatre director, published poet and winner of the Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Theatre Directors Bursary, 2016. Jacobs is a theatre4youth mentor at ASSITEJ SA and performer at the Magnet Theatre Early Years Company. His recent professional theatre works include Dans van die Watermeid, But The Land, Stof Rooi, Kalahari Swaan, In Wag Van and Splish Splash Splosh: theatre for young imaginations! Jacobs facilitates ongoing drama workshops and has worked with the Mothertongue Youth Arts Project in McGregor since 2013, where he recently directed three new theatre works for 2-7 year olds: Pampiri, In2Out and Tinnetjies. Jacobs is the founder of the current resident Theatre and Dance Company at Theatre Arts Admin Collective, KleiSand Teater.