Friday
Mar152013

Wentworth, Michael (South Africa)

Michael Wentworth is a writer, playwright, poet, director, producer and a cultural activist. He has written and directed numerous plays and has published a sold-out collection of poetry entitled A Love Letter for the Epoch.

Michael started writing professionally for the stage in 1996 when he was commissioned to write a children's play for the Cultural Calabash Arts Festival. Since then he has written and directed original stories as well as various adaptations and tributes for both young and adult audiences. 

His theatre credits include Baki - an original adaptation of Can Themba's short story The Suit; the musical Torong - A Place To Dream which he also composed; Just Another Friday Night; The Exodus Motel; Inside the Rainbow; The Thirteenth Morning; Live rAge; Progres'; Waiting; and Die Droomdief which was developed and performed with children from the Lettie De Klerk Primary School Arts Project of which Michael is also the co-ordinating facilitator.

Michael is currently busy with a second draft of his debut novel entitled A Tale of Extra Ordinary Madness and as the originator and co-ordinating facilitator for the Lettie De Klerk Primary School Arts Project in Pienaarsig, Nieu-Bethesda.