Wesley Maherry (Production Manager)

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Wesley_Website_resizedWesley holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours): Drama and Performance Studies cum laude from the former University of Natal. Since graduating in 2002, he has been actively involved in the performing arts industry in a variety of capacities both on and off stage. In addition to his expertise and experience in the technical aspects of theatre production, Wesley has done flamenco dancing since the age of 6 and has performed as part of the Linda Vargas Flamenco Dance Company since 1998.  He has also guest performed with companies in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and was one of the founder members of Flatfoot’s professional contemporary dance company.  Wesley spent two years at Black Coffee Productions, first as a technician and then as operations manager, before deciding to continue as a freelance practitioner, working in a variety of capacities in venues all over Durban - primarily as a lighting designer but also as an educator.

Wesley ran a small flamenco dance studio for 10 years and has taught movement in UKZN’s Drama and Music departments. As a lighting designer, Wesley has worked locally, nationally and internationally; especially with Durban-based dance companies such as the Flatfoot Dance Company and Mhayise Productions. In 2012 he was awarded a KZN Dance Link Technical Award for Lighting.  He has also been the Production Manager for the Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience for the last 5 years.

In his spare time, ha, ha, who are we kidding ...... Wesley has hardly any spare time, but counts himself very fortunate to be doing what he loves, and hopes in his tenure at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre he will be able to find a greater balance between work and a social life. He looks forward to being able to have the time to take long walks on the beach, read more, watch movies and series, listen to music and eventually travel – all whilst being able to be a part of creating the magic of theatre.