Day of Absence Actors – Itumeleng “Tumee” Mofokeng
Itumeleng “Tumee” Mofokeng was born in the east of Johannesburg in 1995. She started acting in primary school productions for drama groups and continued until the end of high school. Since she took acting seriously, she went on to study drama at the Tshwane University of Technology. In her first year, she shot a short film which resulted in her receiving the “best actress on screenplay” award in 2015.
She was a part of Karina Lemmer’s production “Code” which won multiple awards at the Fildras 2015 awards. The production also made its way to the Aardklop Festival in Potchefstroom in 2016. In the same year, Tumee played the lead role in the short film “To Ike” directed by Vuyani Bila. The film got recognized at the Grahamstown and Jozi film festivals. Tumee is a part of the cast of “Matwetwe” directed by the South African comedian/director Kagiso Lediga. Although more interested in Film – she has played multiple roles in theatre shows including Galeboa Moabi’s “Kgosi Tau” (adaptation of the Lion King) where she played little Pula (Simba).
This young lady is also a physical theatre choreographer and performer as well as a children’s theatre performer. She is vibrant, energetic and very passionate about art as a whole.