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Michael Wentworth

Nieu Bethesda, South Africa


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Until now I have written primarily for stage and since I wrote, composed and directed my first musical I have also written songs for various vocalists and bands. I have made two documentaries while doing creative writing workshops with juveniles in Pollsmoor prison and have contributed to the development of various projects and concepts for radio, television and screen. I have written radio dramas and docu-dramas for community radio addressing an array of social issues. Have also scripted a thirteen part television drama for Mafike Productions that was screened on Botswana TV.
My compilation of poetry is called 'A Rhapsody in Green'
I contribute regularly to ROOTZ magazine and am currently working with Cedric Samson on his biography.
My play Waiting premiered at the 2008 National Arts Festival and since then I have co-producing and directed a performance tribute to the iconic South African poet, James Matthews for his 80th birthday in 2009. The play Progres' was performed at Community House and the District Six Museum was inspired by the life and work of the Nigerian writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and commissioned by the Ogoni Solidarity Forum. I am currently working on my debut novel entitled 'A Tale of Extra-Ordinary Madness'

Interests: Theatre and film-making. Youth development.

Published writer: No

Freelance: Yes