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Thabo Alexandra

FREELANCE DIALOGUE & PERFORMANCE COACH, ACTOR, CASTING DIRECTOR, THEATRE PRACTITIONER,

Summary

Thabo "Alexandra" Makgaretsa has a great experience of 10 years in the entertainment industry as an actor uprooted from theatre, a theatre producer/ practitioner and a freelance filmmaker specializing in DIALOGUE/ACTING COACHING & CASTING

Work History

TV & Film Experience2015 Nov - Feb 2016

PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR & KIDS CASTING DIRECTOR

ASI-B-FILMS

Directed kids performance on SABC 2 kiddies show RIVONINGO season 7, 35 episodes.

Feb 2015Oct 2015

DIALOGUE COACH

URBAN BREW STUDIOS

Run dialogue with actors and also help them to speak and express their dialogue with a right touch and also to assist their performance not to be disjointed in the story especially when working with different directors.

My work and passion in dialogue coaching attribute from my three year experience facilitating drama classes for acting agency and initiated acting classes/training in Alexandra since 2012 endorsed by the City of Joburg Arts and Culture. I also worked in local TV production Gold Diggers season 1 as a dialogue coach having to work with renowned actors and legends such as Mbongeni Ngema, Tina Jaxa Clementine Mosimane, Thabo Malema and top 5 rated actor Menzi Ngubane. My work has been well appreciated and acknowledged where later i was honoured to be a personal coach for renowned actors such as Thabo Malema, Sisanda Henna and Mbongeni Ngema amongst others. My career in the industry is still growing exceptionally well. I also provides one-on-one sessions for professionals, beginners and semi-pros on bookings.

2015Oct 2015

Casting Assistant for Gold Diggers

URBAN BREW STUDIOS

Assist the Casting Director with call actors and identifying new talents.

2013Present

Dialogue Coach

KM FILMS

Run dialogue with actors and help them to speak and express their dialogue with a right touch and also to assist their performance not to be disjointed in the story. I was part of " Dimpho” a 60 minutes film.

2011Present

Dialogue Coach & 1st Assistant Director

BLACKFACE PRODUCTIONS

Run dialogue with actors and help them to speak and express their dialogue with a right touch and also to assist their performance not to be disjointed in the story.

Productions: Twisted & Second Chances.

Jan 2010Present

Business Partner, Dialogue Coach, Assistant Director & Production Manager

MOGUL PICTURES

Work with beginners/graduate from our development project to understand working with a script, coach them on dialogue and performance, and also help professionals with dialogue.

I also manage all our independent film productions from pre-production to post and assisting the director on low budget productions when necessary. 

2006Present

Actor

FILM & TV

Catch A Fire (International Feature Film)

Bit Character

2006

Twisted (Black Face Film Production)2006

 Supporting Character 

 2006

Rhythm City

Bit Character 

Gomora Hustle (Laki Film Production)

 Actor (lead)

 2009

Supper 45 (Mogul Filmworkx Short film)

: Actor (Lead)          

2009

 Gazilam 2

Bit Character

 2005

 

Theatre Experience2012 - Present

Theatre Night event Producer & Organizer

JOBURG ARTS ALIVE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Conceptualizing and producing the shows. Negotiating the budget and implement it. Seek further sponsorship. Casting & Negotiate artistes' fees. Conducting rehearsals and liaising with the client. Organizing the event and executing the action plan. Conduct marketing and publicity. Write narrative and financial reports to the Joburg Arts Alive International Festival management and other sponsors.

Productions produced: Phelindaba Street, Mind Heart & Soul directed by Mike Motaung, A day in Alex, Baby shower, Three perfect Couples directed by Mpho Molepo, Show Off, Via Alex directed by Mike Motaung.

2008Present

Writer & Producer

TWILIGHT THEATRE 

Producing events, budgeting and write narrative and financial reports, create and write scripts for corporate theatre /entertainment gigs. Negotiate artistes' fees. Implement the organization's budget for all projects. Written and Produced shows as follows "Sexes" directed by Mike Motaung which won 3rd place of best production at Wits in 2008, "The Crocodile" Directed by Princess Mhlongo for The State Theatre development, Phelindaba Street, Mind, Heart and Soul and A day in Alex for Theatre Night

20072008

Playwright

MARKET THEATRE LAB

I was selected to represent The Market Theatre Lab to Malawi on an exchange programme as a playwright 2007

Industrial Theatre Experience2012

Industrial Theatre Producer

BLUEMOON

Industrial show producer for Twilight Theatre Organization Responsibilities: Creating a show as per the brief from the client. Negotiating the budget and implement it. Negotiate artistes' fees. Conducting rehearsals and liaising with the client. Confirming accommodation for the artists

20112012

Industrial Theatre Producer

O R TAMBO FOUNDATION

Industrial show Producer for Twilight Theatre Organization, Creating a show as per the brief from the client. Negotiating the budget and implement it. Negotiate artistes' fees. Conducting rehearsals and liaising with the client. 

20112012

Show Producer

ANC CENTENARY LAUNCH & CELEBRATION IN BLOEMFONTEIN

Show Producer for Twilight Theatre Organization. Creating a show as per the brief from the client, negotiating the budget and implement it, negotiate artistes' fees, conducting rehearsals and liaising with the client.

Production: Tshihumbudzo theatre show

SKILLS

  • I have the flexibility, and ability to work with a broad mix of personalities
  • Sympathetic to the actor, director and production team and to their time and personality constraints
  • I have the ability to develop a thorough understanding of the theatre (or dramatic) production process
  • Am an effective man-manager on a one-to-one basis
  • I know how to adapt a teaching programme to achieve development objectives.
  • Provide feedback for development

REFERENCES

Urban Brew Contact Person: Alex Hlabangwane(Producer) 076 568 3792.

KM Films & Mogul Pictures contact person: Michael Motaung (Writer & Director) 084 813 0778

Joburg Arts Alive International Festival: Directorate of Arts and Culture

ANC Centenary contact person:Steve Dyer and Zanele Dlamini  082 351 9225 

Bluemoon contact person: Zanele Dlamini  082 351 9225 / 011 721 4700