All about Thato Molamu
Thato Molamu has become a household name for his acting roles in soapies and dramas that are watched by millions of South African viewers. His love for the performance arts started at the age of 12 when he was introduced to theatre. He has since then performed at festivals and major concerts, including the Macufe Arts festival, Taung Calabash, Grahamstown Festival, 52 Seasons at the South African State Theatre, the Black Arts Festival in Senegal, Edinburgh Arts festival in Scotland and Black Arts Fest in Birmingham, London.
What makes this 30-year-old remarkable, is his plight and passion for social and economic development in his country. His passion for helping others derives from his humble upbringing in Mafikeng in the North-West province.
Thato uses his popularity as an actor to raise awareness on social issues affecting South Africa and the global community.
Thato is the founder of Gateway Media South Africa and the Men For Women Foundation. Gateway Media specialises in producing innovative CSI Solutions. Men for Women is an initiative that promotes gender equality through social activities.
1996 Jack In The Box as Duffy (Director: Kgomotso Sekhabi)
1998 Macbeth as Macbeth
2001 Midsummer Night's Dream as Lysander - North West Arts Council (Director: Paul Grootboom)
2001 King Lear as Edmund (The Bastard Son) - Grahamstown Arts Festival (Director: Paul Grootboom)
2003 Hamlet as Laertes - Pretoria State Theatre (Director - Paul Grootboom)
2004 Where The Sun Rises as Narrator (Musical) - Macufe, 52 Seasons Festival State Theatre, Grahamstown Arts
- Festival (Director Pogiso Mogwera)
2005 Study Year: Film And Directing
2006 Cards as Olay - Pretoria State Theatre (Director: Paul Grootboom)
2007 Meropa Musical as Phuti - Pretoria State Theatre (Director: Klaas Motobejani)
2007 Township stories as Dario - 3 months UK Tour (Director: Paul Grootboom)
2006 Silent Voice as Charlie X - Pretoria State Theatre and Market Theatre (Director: Aubrey Sekhabi