Mandisi Dr Disi Sindo (26) also known as Dr Disi is a South African actor, presenter/mc/host, writer, director, voice over artist, and a site specific work creator signed under ERM Stars (Emma Ress Management) and Tongue Twisters Voice Agency. He is a founder and an Artistic Director of a Cape Town based non profit company notoriously known as “Theatre4Change Therapeutic Theatre – T3”.
Mandisi began pursuing his passion for theatre at age of 11 years old in primary school, and since then he has dedicated his life to the arts and to helping young people gain the skills for a tertiary level education. He views the teaching of drama as “(his)” calling and weapon to teach those who are not getting the formal classroom teaching. In 2011 he obtained his Diploma in Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town where he majored in Community Theatre making, Contemporary Theatre and Acting.
Dr Disi’s artistic credits includes – “Macbeki” written by Pieter Dick Uys and directed by Christopher Weare at Little Theatre and in India ITFOK09, “Burnt” written and directed by Ina and Ian Bruce 2010, “Home Brew” written and directed by Sabata Sesiu 2011, “Opera 5:20″directed by Geoff Hyland at Baxter Main Theatre 2010, “Isivuno Sama Phupha” conceptualized and directed by Mandla Mbothwe 07/08, “The Lesson” written by Eugene Ionesco and directed by Geoff Hyland performed in America Boston CSW 2011, “Bokumka Bonke” devised by cast and directed by MandlaMbothwe 2010, “Living under pressure” (which he wrote, directed and performed) He was honoured as a Best Supporting Actor – Script Writer & best Set during the UCT RES4RES FESTIVAL in 2010, “27 WINDOWS, 4 DOORS AND 2 TAPS” conceptualized and directed by Mandla Mbothwe and Mwenya Kabwe2010. “Hola 2010” SA World Cup Dance Show directed by Lara Bye for Pansa. “The Sacrifice” written, directed and choreographed by Mandisi Dr Disi Sindo for Infecting the City 2012 CPT and in Nelspruit in January 2014, “The Interrogation” written and directed by Mandisi Dr Disi Sindo for Baxter Theatre Zabalaza Festival 2012. “Autopsy” written and directed by Mark Fleishman teamed up with AWARD winning heavyweights Jennie Reznek, Faniswa Yisa and Dj Mouton 2012, “Unborn” written and directed by Thami Mbongo 2012,“SAB Castle Lite Certified Campaign Presenter” directed by Janine Collocott Warren at Mann Made Media in JHB 2013, “The Widow” by Mandisi Dr Disi Sindo for The Infecting the City Festival 2013, NAMPAK World Aids Conference 2013, Johannesburg Market Theatre Zwakala Festival 2013, The Baxter Theatre Dance Festival and Infecting the City festival in Nelspruitin January 2014.“Return of the Ancestors” written by Mike van Graan and directed by Mdu Kweyama for National Arts Festival, Vryfees in Bloemfontein, Spring Drama Festival at Artscape Theatre 2014, “CHOMI” written by Pfarelo Nemakonde and directed by Motlatji Ditodi for Artscape Theatre Spring Drama Festival 2014. TV Presenter of ARTS_TALK with Dr Disi at Cape Town TV since 2012, He worked at the Baxter Theatre as an Outreach Director and a Theatre Field Worker for Zabalaza Festival2012 – 2014. Infecting the City Festival 2015 curator alongside Mandla Mbothwe and Jay Pather.
“Shutdown 2015” an industrial theatre by Jose Domingos – presented by Chevron & Raintree Solutions (JHB). Curator and Founder of annual Kasi-2-Kasi Public Art Festival. Featured in Vodacom “Slaaptiger” Television commercial as a DJ. Shot a South African Movie “Sheperds and Butchers” which was casted by Moonyeenn Lee and he is an official Artistic Director of the University of Cape Town Res4Res Theatre Festival. Open Street Cape Town and WCG Department of Transport 2015 Walk Safe Campaign directed by Mandisi Dr Disi Sindo, CCID #KeepItClean performed by Rainbow Academy and directed by Mandisi Sindo. And has a lot of voice overs in Metro FM, Mhlobo Wenene and few other local radio stations.
Mandisi has worked professionally as an Actor, Puppeteer, Master of the Ceremony, Director, Organizer/Curator, Fieldworker, Radio voice over artist, Television Presenter, public art creator and as a dance choreographer with the Infecting the city Festival, Magnet Theatre, Baxter Theatre, Market Theatre, Department of Arts and culture – Nelspruit and Cape Town, Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), Artscape Theatre, University of Cape Town, Mann Made Media, Africa Centre, Tongue Twisters for Voice, Pansa, UNIMA, UCT Student Housing Department, Open Street Cape Town and Raintree Solutions (JHB).