Lesedi Job

Lesedi Job is an award-winning theatre director, actress and voiceover artist.

Upon graduating she was cast in the Lion and the Jewel at the Market Theatre and has worked consistently over the years as an actress in both theatre and television.

As an actress one of her distinct abilities is her voice, which led her to her career as a voiceover artist that spans well over 10 yrs.

In 2016 Lesedi embarked on her journey to becoming a theatre director when she was part of workshopping a new Musical in Toronto receiving mentorship from British director Adrian Noble.

In 2017 her directorial debut was Mike Van Graan’s When Swallows Cry at the Market Theatre which won her a Naledi Theatre award for Best Director and also won awards for Best New South African Script and Best Production. This play under her direction has gone on to be performed at the 2018 Ethiopia African Union Conference, 2018 Geneva Peace Week and 2018 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

She has since directed Itsoseng, Helen of Troyeville, Dead Tinder Society, Meet me at Dawn starring Pamela Nomvete and Natasha Sutherland, Congo; the trial of King Leopold ii starring Robert Whitehead and Dr John Kani and Brutal Legacy an adaptation of Tracy Going’s memoir addressing the issue of gender-based violence. The theatre production Brutal Legacy is now part of the documentary That’s What She Said which Lesedi has also co-produced as part of YesGirlProductions. In 2022 she directed Kill Move Paradise in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and in 2023 she worked as resident director on the South African musical Calling Us Home alongside New York based director Peter Flynn.

In 2019 Lesedi mentored director’s in Nairobi for the Kampala International Theatre Festival in Uganda as part of the Nairobi Musical Theatre Initiative in collaboration with Sundance Theatre in New York.

She is a recipient of the Sophie Mgcina Emerging Voice Award, Mbokodo Women in Arts Award for Theatre and was nominated as a candidate for the prestigious Rolex Mentorship Protégé Arts Initiative.

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