Writer in Residence
Raezeen Wentworth completed her Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2013. Over the course of her degree included Physical Theatre, Writing and Directing. During her time at Wits, she had the privilege of directing and devising both text based and physical theatre work. As a performer she has performed in productions directed by Phyllis Klots, Mwenya Kabwe, Bailey Snyman and Jane Crewe, among others. Raezeen has also been part of a practice-as-research work called ‘When we are naked’ directed by Khayelihle Dominique Gumede. A chapter based on this work will be published as part of an international volume, ‘Social Work Beyond Borders, Social Work Artfully’ (McMaster University Press: Canada). Raezeen wrote and directed the play ‘Ntwa ya Dipaka’. She also co-directed the devised work ‘In/Sight’ which was performed at the Grahamstown National Arts festival in 2013. Raezeen has also performed in a performance art piece called ‘30 minutes of Amnesia scene 2’; as part of an exhibition called “Sleep is for the Gifted” directed by Khayelihle Dominique Gumede; exhibition by Kemang Wa Lehulere at Lombard Freid Gallery, New York. Raezeen performed in a one woman show called ‘Synapses’ that was choreographed by Nhlanhla Mahlangu & Sonia Radebe in 2014.