Ronald Sigeca
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BornRonald Sigeca
(1994-03-05) March 5, 1994 (age 26)
Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
EducationLukhanyiso Primary School and Msiteli High School
OccupationActor
Home townBulawayo
Parents
  • Charles Sigeca (father)
  • Lizzie Ruth Ndlovu (mother)
AwardsNAMA 2020 Outstanding Actor - Theatre


Ronald Sigeca is a Zimbabwean actor who won the NAMA 2020 Outstanding Actor - Theatre in the play Imbokodo. He is working with High Schools from around Zimbabwe in creation of theatre shows. He is an actor, dancer, singer, instructor, facilitator and director.

Background

Ronald Sigeca is a versatile theatre practitioner with more than six years of theatre experience. He was born in a family of four (4) children, one girl and three boys. He was born whilst they were staying in Tshabalala but later on moved and grew up in Mpopoma.

Education

Ronald attended Lukhanyiso Primary School and Msiteli High School (O and A Levels). He enrolled with Lupane State University where he was studying Development Studies which he unfortunately did not manage to finish due to financial constraints. This did not deter him from exploring other opportunities in life and he found himself taking the acting route. He enrolled at Zimbabwe Theatre Academy in 2017 where he studied Professional Actor Creator program in Physical Theatre which is an intensive one year program. He is currently working on going to study at Portland Playhouse in California where he got a place for Acting Apprentice.

Career

Ronald started as a dancer at primary school with Msiteli Dance group. He also did some drama presentations in class and at church as well. He had to drop dancing to try football which he did until he finished his primary school. When he went to high school he did not do anything until when he was doing form two when his friend by the name Mzingaye and told him to go join drama since the energy, good humour and confidence he had was exactly what they wanted. He did not take Mzingaye seriously but one of the days he decided to attend their auditions and he was selected and was included in the cast which had a presentation that went on to win the Radio Dialogue drama competition in 2009. After his performance in this cast he was selected to join SPAA (Schools Playwrights and Actors Academy) a program run by Nhimbe Trust to groom theatre students from different schools. From this moment that is when he started to grown in love with acting and he started winning awards whilst still at high school which included Outstanding Actor at Isiphiwo Sami and Intwasa Arts Festival drama competitions.

He had a jaw-dropping performance at Reps Theatre by showing a great grasp of physical theatre and combining it with the generic, linear format in interrogating the effectiveness of the justice system in rehabilitating prisoners.[1]

He is working with High Schools from around Zimbabwe in creation of theatre shows. He also helps with hosting schools and community interuptive programs. The schools he has worked with include:

  1. Sizane High School (Bulawayo)
  2. Maranatha High School (Bulawayo)
  3. St James High School (Tsholotsho)
  4. Zimbabwe Theatre Academy (Harare)
  5. University of Zimbabwe (Harare)
  6. Girls High School (Harare)
  7. Gifford High School (Bulawayo)
  8. Mzilikazi High School (Bulawayo)
  9. Msiteli High School (Bulawayo)

Awards

  • NAMA 2019 Nominee Outstanding Actor - Theatre.
  • Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (BAA) 2019 Outstanding Actor - Theatre (Zandezi)
  • Roil BAA 2019 Outstanding Newcomer Nominee (Zandezi)
  • NAMA 19th edition winner for Outstanding Actor for Theatre (Imbokodo).[2]
  • 2012 Outstanding Actor (Isiphiwo Sami talent search)
  • 2011 Best Supporting Actor (Catholic Youth Drama Competition).
  • 2009 Outstanding Actor (Plan High Schools Drama Competition)

Gallery

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References

  1. Takudzwa Chihambakwe, https://www.sundaymail.co.zw/new-theatre-gems-emerge], The Sunday Mail, Published: 16 September, 2018, Accessed: 06 March, 2020
  2. Mthabisi Tshuma, [1], The Chronicle, Published: 02 March, 2020, Accessed: 06 March, 2020