CreativeMornings: Play | Jemma Kahn, Theatre Maker

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Step right up, ladies and gentlemen! We are very proud and excited to announce that the speaker for this month’s CreativeMornings Johannesburg session is Jemma Kahn – theatre maker and friend of Nicework.

Jemma graduated from Wits University in 2007. Her performance credits include the lead in Jane Taylor’s ‘After Cardenio’, commissioned by Harvard scholar Stephen Greenblatt, and her acclaimed kamishibai production ‘The Epicene Butcher’, which premiered on the National Arts Festival Fringe in 2012. Jemma was the primary illustrator and principal storyteller in ‘The Epicene Butcher’, which received an Ovation at the National Arts Festival Grahamstown 2012, Critics’ Choice and Best of International Tour at Amsterdam Fringe 2012. It was also performed at Edinburgh Festival 2013 as part of Assembly’s South African Season. Design credits include Greg Homann’s South African premiere of Ariel Dorfman’s ‘Delirium’ for which Jemma received a Naledi nomination for Best Costume, and Helen Iskander’s ‘Planet B’. She was one of The Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans 2013 and lives and works in Johannesburg.

We can’t wait to hear what she has to say.


Jemma is speaking at the Johannesburg chapter of the CreativeMornings breakfast talk series. Click through to learn more about the event, and to register so you can book your tickets when they become available on the 21st of October.

Published by Ross

Ross grew up on the wrong side of the Jukskei. He studied at Vega and was awarded the Top Student prize at his graduation. After working as a freelancer for four years, he founded Nicework with Ben Vorster. He has a penchant for Scandinavian wood furniture and really nice shirts. He is open to bribery- all iPads are welcome. He also likes chocolate cake and is happily married.

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