Selloane Mokuku

Selloane Mokuku, AKA Lalu, is an experienced theatre maker, storyteller, academic, writer and performer. She has worked with and for young people internationally, through organisations such as UNICEF and Save the Children UK. She is a Doctor Technologiae: Drama student at Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. Lalu currently facilitates teaching and learning at Rhodes University’s Drama department, focusing on theatre for social transformation. Her research interests are in Applied Drama and Theatre, Translanguging; theory and performance. Lalu’s broad work values, beliefs and ideologies are captured in a case study she wrote in a book: Caoimhe McAvinchey, Lucy Richardson, Fabio Santos (2018), PHAKAMA: Making Participatory Performance, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama; London. She is the co-editor of AERIAL 2018 edition where her selected English and Sesotho poems and prose are featured.  She is a co-editor with Dr Dylan McGarry and Dr Kira Erwin on a forthcoming publication, UTHEKWANE: Transgressive and Transformative Theatre in Africa 2019. She is the coordinator of an interdisciplinary project on democracy; UKUNUKA: FORUM THEATRE PROJECT supported by Open Society Foundation. She recently adapted A.M. Sekese’s play Pitso ea Linonyana, and received awesome  response from audience that attended the open rehearsal performance at the BOX Theatre; Rhodes University.  With Ginni Manning, she recently co-wrote Dipalo, which won ASSITEJ South Africa’s African Playwriting competition.