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JMLT commits to boost participation of women in arts

By Brandon Tonderai Ndemera

August 21 is a date set for the next Jasen Mphepo Little Theatre (JMLT) Woman Crush Wednesdays (WCW), a show meant to celebrate, groom and develop women in the arts industry.

The much-anticipated show that will host musician Tamy Moyo and author Charlton Tsodzo is a follow-up to an edition that featured Tariro Negitare and Mantate Mlotshwa on July 24, marking the beginning of a monthly Wednesday tradition.

Speaking to Standard Style, JMLT representative Caroline Magenga said the new platform serves as an opportunity to celebrate women, encouraging them to actively partake more in the industry.

“We are inviting everyone to come to this event, admission is always free and we will be discussing promotion of women participation in the arts,” said Magenga.

While the event may be exclusively targeted at appreciating and motivating women involved in different aspects of creativity, Magenga also extended the invitation to men.

“We are welcoming everybody from upcoming as well as established artists in whatever genre or field and also men are invited too,” she said.

Apart from being one of the most consistent theatres in town this year, the JMLT stage has hosted a vast collection of local art from the premier of a solo act by the owner (Jasen Mphepho) to dance performances with John Cole as well as Stand-up Comedy nights courtesy of Doc Vickela and Simukai comedy.

Last week saw the theatre successfully host the launch upcoming artiste Masa’s album titled Pamsoroyi”.

This is in accordance with its mission to grow the local arts and media industry through giving access to both women and men for showcasing of talents.

Throughout its short stint the fledgling venue has attracted the attention of prominent people including the flamboyant Genius Ginimbi Kadungure who was spotted there recently.

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