Who is TheatreZA?

We’re a group of theatre lovers from South Africa, and we’re trying to make the world of theatre a little more accessible to the people of Johannesburg. We’ll bring you interviews, previews, reviews, histories, and hopefully bring to life the beautiful and wonderful story of South African theatre!

Kailin Pillay

Kailin is Head of the Dramatic Arts at Crawford College Sandton. He studied a Bachelor of Education in Dramatic Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand.
He is best known for his iconic portrayal of The Doorman in his primary school production of The Wizard of Oz.
For the past two years, Kailin has also served as a judge for the Naledi Theatre Awards.

Go to audition song: I Dreamed A Dream


Brad Latilla-Campbell

Brad is an eCommerce Consultant for Global eCommerce Solutions. He studied a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies at Harvard University. He is best known for his uncanny similarity to Woody from Toy Story, although there is no snake in his boot.

Favourite musical: Utopia, Ltd; or, The Flowers of Progress


Jessica and Mikhayla Bader

Mikhayla and Jess take time out of admiring the mountain to work in events management and climate change – not together, although that would be a dream! Theatre enthusiasts for many years, their highlights include Mikhayla’s Best Actress award for her role as a dog in her high school play and Jessica’s ‘Perfect Week’ attendance on the West End in 2018.
Allegedly not twins, though it depends who you ask (This might also be the title of their first play.)

Celebrity crush: Craig Urbani’s chest in Rock of Ages