19 September 2018, Alumni of the week
AFDA alumnus Rendani Mufamadi is making waves on the South African theatre circuit. He recently landed the role of Adam in the return season of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, now running at the Fugard Theatre.
Eric Abraham presents this Fugard Theatre production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE which was a runaway success last year, playing to sold out houses and critical acclaim from reviewers and audiences alike.
Rendani completed and honours degree in Live Performance at AFDA in 2016, after which he toured with educational theatre company arepp: Theatre for Life. He also starred in the theatre play "Confession Sessions" and in SIDmedia’s "Lighthouse High Pilot".
He matriculated from Kingsway High School in 2012 where he excelled at drama, playing leading roles in all his high school productions - “Grease”, “Mama Mia” and “Dream Girls”.
2012 was a great year for Rendani as he had the opportunity to be part of the PANSA and Rainbow Young Performers project and worked with renowned director Themi Venturas in the musical, “Legally Blonde”. Another highlight for him was when he was selected as one of the top six finalists for the national Nedbank/DALRO/ Arts and Cultures Trust Scholarship competition. Reporter and Comedian Carvin H Goldstone also saw potential in Rendani and invited him to perform stand up comedy events in Durban.
He did the choreography for Crown Award winning Gospel artist Shaun P for the music video of his title track “Everyday of My life”. He has also shared the stage with some of Durban’s top musicians and had the opportunity to open for Loyiso Bala with his church band at a National Youth Conference in 2012. In 2014 Rendani was head hunted by PANSA and the Young Performers Project to play the leading role of ‘Ren’ in their production of the musical, Footloose.
AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.