Who’s Upstairs: Jazzara Jaslyn

Jazzara is one of the performers in Every Beautiful Thing, at Alexan­der Upstairs 14 — 23 May. Home town? Cape Town. Tell us a little more about Every Beautiful Thing? A story between two sisters unfolds in the sterile environment of a hospital room. Jon Keevy’s writing isn’t easy to describe. It’s a balance of…

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Who’s Upstairs: Dahlak Brathwaite

Dahlak is the writer and per­former of Spiritrials, at Alexan­der Upstairs 20 — 25 April. Home town? Sacramento, California, U.S.A. Tell us a little more about Spiritrials? I started working on this project almost five years ago. I had only the slightest idea of what I wanted to create and present but I knew I…

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Who’s Upstairs: Amy Louise Wilson

Amy is one of the performers in Anthol­ogy: a Change in the Weather, at Alexan­der Upstairs 7 — 18 April. Home town? Johannesburg. Tell us a little more about Anthology: A Change in the Weather? It’s a series of three short plays. Adrian Collins and I perform in each of them. It’s a beautifully curated programme…

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Some Assembly Required with Jason Potgieter: Jon Keevy

Jason Potgieter interviews Jon Keevy; writer and producer, and co-founder and manager of Alexander Upstairs. Jon Keevy’s next project is Anthology: A Change in the Weather, a triptych of short plays by local writers. On at Alexander Upstairs from 7th to 18th April. Despite his face he is a reasonable human. Jason Potgieter is a…

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Who’s Upstairs: Louis Viljoen

Louis is one of the featured writers of Anthology, at Alexander Upstairs 7 – 18 April. Home town? Roosevelt Park, Johannesburg Current project? Anthology: A Change In Weather at Alexander Bar, and the re-staging of The Pervert Laura at The Fugard Theatre. And the one you’re dreaming of? I’m dying to write a foul mouthed,…

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Who’s Upstairs: Graham Weir

Graham is the writer and performer of Dead Yellow Sands, at Alexander Upstairs 10 – 18 April. So… home town? Benoni. I was there before Charlize Theron. Current project? Dead Yellow Sands and Melantho (an opera for many many accapella voices) And the one you’re dreaming of? I am busy writing a second opera and…

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