Name: Chenoa Brenkman

Hometown: Pinetown, South Africa

Living: Johannesburg, South Africa

Qualifications: NC Live Event Technical Production, GrandMA2 User Training 

Experience: 5 years in production and 4 years in lighting 

Endorsed by: Lauren Noble

Proudest moment in your career?

Having my family watch every show I have worked on and seeing the crowd go wild during performances - now that's a crazy feeling! 

Quote to live by in your industry?

"All the worlds a stage and all the men and woman merely players” - William Shakespeare 

Five things we need to know about you?

  1. I started my career falling in love with stage management and I have ended up with the world's best job: bringing a stage to life using incredible lighting technology! 

  2. In school I was the first female tech crew captain and ended up being the first person in our school's history to receive a service award for this. 

  3. At the age of 17 I was and still am the youngest nominee for The Woman of Stature Awards in the Youth Ambassador category. Since then, I have run my own charity called 'Cuddle Angels'. 

  4. I have never missed a pantomime since I was 11 months old! And from as young as I can remember I have always pointed out the “faults” or what I’d do to change the lighting or blocking in the show. It annoys my poor mother! 

  5. At age 21, I have worked on many international shows in some of South Africa’s best theatres such as the Playhouse in Durban, Teatro in Monte Casino and The Soweto Theatre but I have also worked with some amazing artists (Sam Smith, anyone?!) to help bring their shows to life!

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