Thapelo Hlongwane

Thapelo Hlongwane (Tharaga) also known as Naked Soul, is a Theatre-Maker currently pursuing his Master’s degree, 2018 recipient of the prestigious MasterCard Foundation scholarship at the University Of Cape Town, a spoken word artist, director, contemporary dancer, writer, a founding member of the Tongue Twisters collective, a storyteller and a lover of all things art. Thapelo's poetry has recently been published in the Sol Plaatjie international poetry anthology and he performed at the Inzync poetry slam as part of the WoordFees at Stellenbosch University, semi-finalist in the Speak Out Loud poetry competition, king of the mic for the Cuddle sessions poetry Slam, McGregor poetry festival, Naked Word Poetry festival, the Open Book Festival and many others.