Emmah Mabye (SA)

Live-performance (30’)
Friday, 21.00h


What started in 2009, as a mere stress reliever has helped Emmah Mabye become a poetry firebrand.

“Through my powerful command of the stage, I bring poetry to life. Using the technique of creatively expressing everyday life, I take you to a world of solace, a point of inspiration and grant you an opportunity to challenge the status quo all safely within yourself.

My work is a poignant expression of imagery that’s simplistic and engaging”.

Emmah has had the great privilege of taking her works to schools, corporates, churches, national radio, national TV and even performing for the Presidency at the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) 2016 National Conference.

In her first published poetry collection, Clocking In, Emmah journeys into man as a tripartite being – thus clocking into one’s spirit, soul and body – and doing so with her through poetry. The book is comprised of her poems over the past 8 years. Thus far, the collection has been well received not only in South Africa but also in Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and Canada and scooped an award at the first AfriCAN Authors Awards in 2018.

Under the South African State Theatre’s Incubator Programme, Emmah got to stage her first theatre production in 2017 also titled “Clocking In”. The reviews from audiences were testament to the power and voice that Emmah possesses on stage.

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