Name: Derosha Moodley
Hometown: Durban, South Africa
Living: Durban, South Africa
Qualifications: BA Honours in Acting and Directing and then in English Literature, Masters in Teaching Shakespeare Creatively in KZN and now approaching a PhD
Experience: 22 years in theatre and dance, and 10 years in education
Endorsed by: Lauren Noble
Proudest moment in your career?
My 11th birthday, when I graduated in Bharatha Natyam after 7 years of study, the act of making children smile and laugh whilst learning Shakespearean plays using my own creative pedagogy, and that time I adapted a Jane Austen novel into a radio screenplay for our national radio broadcaster!
Quote to live by in your industry?
"Balanced exposure to the Romantics and Existentialists will keep you curious." ~ Derosha Moodley (that's me!)
Five things we need to know about you?
I corpse during rehearsals and annoy everyone! Just kidding... Kinda... But mainly: I adore my theatre community!
I need solitude at least 6 hours a week...
If I don’t find time to read I am a grouch!
I enjoy it when students share their life experiences as a result of discussing the class content.
I love watching Shakespeare adaptations, films and plays.