Kelly Eve Koopman is one of The iNtombi Workshop’s founders and directors. She is a Stellenbosch Drama and English graduate. She loves political theatre and is particularly passionate about making theatre that addresses issues pertaining to South African women. She has been involved in many productions as a writer, actress and singer since graduating from Stellenbosch University in 2010. Highlights include Woza Andries? (2009-2012), a play about racial polarisation and fundamentalism, Vagina Dentata a Kabarett (2010-2012), a satirical adaptation of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues that deals with issues like corrective rape, child-rape and domestic violence, and The Bitching Hour (2013) a chorus piece about the concerns of young South African women.
Catherine Saint Jude Pretorius is one of The iNtombi Workshop’s founders and directors. She is a hip hop performance artist based in Cape Town. She studied Politics and Public Policy at UCT and later went on to facilitate and lead several queer organisations in CT. She started Africa’s first drag king troupe in 2012, exploring misogyny in hip hop through her character St Dude. Catherine is due to release her first visual EP under the name Dope Saint Jude in 2014. In 2011, Catherine was voted Cape Town Pride Activist of the Year and in 2012, Catherine was featured in the Mail And Guardian Book of Women for her community work as well as performance art.
Danielle Alheit is The iNtombi Workshop’s Executive Assistant. Having graduated high school in 2012, she has managed to gain a lot of practical experience in the film industry since. In 2013 she worked as a character model for Shine Models, as a production assistant in a short film produced by Inet Media, played a major role in a short film directed by Marcelle de Pascale as well as a role in a commercial produced by Bench Productions. This year she has gone on to become a professional actress at ESA and is studying at ACT Cape Town to further her skills.