Lesego Chauke

Lesego Chauke is a Cape Town based theatre-maker and academic. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the UCT Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies under the Re-Imagining Tragedy from Africa and the Global South (RETAGS) program. She has provided technical support for local and international festivals including the National Arts Festival, Dancing on the Edge And Afrovibes Festivals in the Netherlands and worked with the Mothertongue Youth Project in the Langeberg Region. Her projects as dramaturg include the film The Jaguar’s Daughter, directed by Puleng Stewart and A Faint Patch of Light, directed by Qondiswa James. She has participated in Gavin Krastin’s performance art festival, Arcade for the last two years, in which she collaborated with Namisa Mdlalose and Mdlondiwethu Dubazane respectively. She most recently directed the WhatsApp play, The Shopping Dead, which debuted at the first ever virtual National Arts Festival and currently works as an adhoc lecturer at the UCT CTDPS.