Performance Poet Koleka Putuma is based in Cape Town and currently pursuing a degree in Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town. She is a performer and theatre maker in training. She also shares her craft facilitating and hosting writing and dialogue workshops at schools, community projects and interfaith programs in and around Cape Town.
She has headlined at SliPnet’s Inzync Poetry Sessions, JamThatSession and at Off The Wall. She is a resident poet of the collective Lingua Franca. In 2012 she took second place in the Cape Town leg of the Drama for Life Lover + Another National Performance Poetry Slam Competition and represented the city at the national finals. Her work has travelled to Scotland and New York.
Between drama school rehearsals and writing she manages to smuggle in some sleep, and spend quality time with loved ones.