Koleka Putuma | Western Cape

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.

11 thoughts on “Koleka Putuma | Western Cape

  1. elise says:

    Undeniably gifted.


  2. Abigal says:

    Yay Koleka sweety you too good my dear…you have my support


  3. Thank you Koleka, for those words.


  4. Robin van Jaarsveld says:

    Wow!!!!! Coco!!!!!! Thank you that insoiration really needed it. Really Proud of you. Stay Blessed . 🙂


  5. siyabulela mkiva says:

    When you are blessed with words and a creative mind,and you used them..I.got no doubts your good dear!


  6. Noluvuyo says:

    I’ve got sooo much LOVE for you! All the best my love. Go ahead you blessed soul, prosper!


  7. Nisha Sibeko says:

    I am proud to be black and an artist.Kole sisi you are gifted and you are going further keep on continue to inspire young minds through communication.


  8. Geraldine says:

    Your words paint the world as we know it! You’re profoundly gifted! 🙂


  9. Jabu Sithole says:

    All the best Koleka.you are soooo gifted and blessed


  10. Neldene says:

    Wow Koko!!! your words will heal the wounds of many, and help them realize that our past is over, we now CAN! we Will and we Shall rewrite our Destiny!!!


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