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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?

  1. I corpse during rehearsals and annoy everyone! Just kidding... Kinda... But mainly: I adore my theatre community!

  2. I need solitude at least 6 hours a week...

  3. If I don’t find time to read I am a grouch!

  4. I enjoy it when students share their life experiences as a result of discussing the class content.

  5. love watching Shakespeare adaptations, films and plays.


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