Bud­ding Bay ac­tress to jet off to Florida

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Tam­lyn Jolly

A FU­TURE on stage is beck­on­ing for Richards Bay High School Grade 9 learner Unothabo Mthethwa af­ter she made the cut to fly to Florida, USA for this year’s Ap­plause Ris­ing Tal­ent Show­case (ARTS) in July. Look­ing for­ward to the op­por­tu­nity of meet­ing, and per­form­ing in front of key in­dus­try play­ers, Unothabo can see her pas­sion be­com­ing a re­al­ity. ‘This is only the begin­ning for me and I know it will yield great re­wards in my life, to help me re­alise my other pas­sion of con­tribut­ing to youth de­vel­op­ment through art,’ she said. Af­ter al­ways play­ing dif­fer­ent roles, mim­ick­ing her favourite ac­tresses and just play­ing around with act­ing at home, Unothabo last year de­cided to get se­ri­ous about try­ing her hand at it. It was then that she au­di­tioned for the ARTS in Richards Bay.

‘That de­ci­sion has en­forced my love of act­ing and I plan to pur­sue it in full.

‘Not only do I love act­ing, but writ­ing and danc­ing too.

‘I love how th­ese el­e­ments help tell sto­ries of people whose sto­ries might oth­er­wise not see the light of day.’

Just last week Unothabo took to her school stage in their ren­di­tion of Mamma Mia!

‘My dream is to fully con­trib­ute to the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try in ways that ed­u­cate and em­power.

‘Be­fore last year I could only dream, but now I feel em­pow­ered enough to take the op­por­tu­nity to show­case my pas­sion and tal­ent in Florida.’

To get to Florida, Unothabo needs spon­sor­ship from any­one who is will­ing and able to help launch her act­ing ca­reer.

Any­one able to help can con­tact her on 0835882346@ mymt­n­mail.co.za.

Unothabo Mthethwa is Wy­ing to Florida, USA to take part in the Ap­plause Ris­ing Tal­ent Show­case later this year

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