Chief executive and producer of Mzansi Arts Development (MADE) Lerato Molemong has been in the arts and entertainment industry for two decades.
She's worked closely with the late Themi Veturas in producing "Mashu the Musical" which premiered at The Playhouse Company in 2015. The production went on to received 11 nominations and won four awards at the Durban Mercury Theatre Awards. She also has the MADE Institute which offers further education and training in music and dance instruction at the soon-to-be-opened School of the Arts which will be based at the Diakonia Centre in the heart of the city.
Are there any notable changes in the industry over the years?
I have been in the industry for 20 years. It’s sad to say that there are no notable changes. There are still challenges with rehearsal space and venues to stage productions. Those that are available are costly. Sourcing of funds to produce and stage theatre work is still a big challenge to date; never mind the support.
What are your thoughts on more woman joining the industry?