PA to Festival Director, Nikita Mokgware

Nikita Mokgware and Carla Classen in She Howled and Forgot to Say Sorry, Krekvars Festival, 2016.

Nikita Neo Mokgware’s love for drama began at a very young age and has not dimmed since. She is a professionally trained actress, holding a Bachelor’s of Arts Honours degree in Drama and Film Studies from the University of Pretoria. She majored in Performance studies, Screenwriting and Physical Theatre.


(Left to right) Tina Redman, Nikita Mokgware, Cassius Davids, Micia de Wet. Go sa na le Leina, State Theatre, 2016.

Nikita performed in numerous shows while studying in South Africa, such as Myer Taub’s Christine’s Room and Micia de Wet’s Go sa na le Leina, which was showcased at the State Theatre during the Vavasati International Women’s Festival in 2016. She performed during the annual Krekvars Festival held at the University of Pretoria, which also won awards during their run: Carla Classen’s She Cried and Forgot to Say Sorry – a physical theatre performance that won the US Woordfees Prize, 2016 – and Aneshree Paul’s Lucidity, where Nikita won the Kyknet Award for Best Actress, 2015.


Since moving to Gaborone mid-2017, Nikita has performed in shows for business conferences and children’s theatre. She also frequently volunteered to help with the backstage running of shows in the Maitisong Theatre, and in November, was appointed stage manager for Mascom’s President’s Concert 2017. Currently, Nikita is the assistant director and scriptwriter for the radio drama Matswaka Bae, in collaboration with Sky Girls BW. She is also the PA for Maitisong theatre under the supervision of Director Tefo Paya.

Photo Credit:

She Howled and Forgot to Say Sorry – Shen Scott, South Africa.
Go sa na le Leina – Westley Smith, South Africa.