Monday, October 18, 2021

The Challenges of Artists with Diverse Abilities

Join SAGA as we host a panel discussion on the role of artists living with disabilities within the creative sector.

As artists, we strive to create content that tells the stories of our struggles with life and how we overcome those struggles. This is true whether you are an actor living with a disability within the performance industry including film, tv, theatre, and corporate work.

There is, however, a lack of stories being told about performers from the PWD (persons living with disability) community in South Africa.

This panel will explore the story of why that is.
SAGA Exco member Ashley Dowds will be hosting Erik Holm (a quadriplegic performer) Cilla Lowen (performance writer) Leclere Serumula (director) Wandile Molebatsi (producer) and Gladys Agulhas (Inclusive Dance Practitioner).
This panel brings together the writer, the director, the producer, and the professional actor in a discussion that promises to be full of new insights into the struggles and victories that our industry has overcome. 
Our goal is to raise awareness about the challenges that actors face in these industries, to celebrate those who have succeeded, and a practical way forward to include performers living with disabilities.

Join us on


Wednesday 20 of October
16:00 till 18:00
Registering with the zoom link here