American actor drills youth on creative industry

Attendees of the Khumo Masters Gaborone workshop were told that the first step is to ask the right questions PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Attendees of the Khumo Masters Gaborone workshop were told that the first step is to ask the right questions PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

An American actor, Denim Richards, who is now based in Botswana together with Khumo Studios, on Saturday held a day filled with learning and teachings surrounding the creative industry to the youth at the University of Botswana (UB). The workshop was dubbed ‘Khumo Masters Gaborone’.

Richards has been performing in the entertainment industry for over 20 years now and has more than 20 musical theatre productions as well as numerous television (TV), and film credits to his name. He now owns the Khumo Studios creatives company based in Botswana. The Khumo Masters Gaborone workshop was the second series of events that are to be held by Richards and his first event in the country was last year when he held an acting master class at the UB. On Saturday he turned things around as his Khumo Masters extended over three sessions with the first session offering teachings on the business of entertainment, the second session being screenwriting (from idealisation to script creation), and the last session being directing and producing. At the workshop, Richards urged the attendees to start getting themselves in the business entertainment and told them that the first step with the whole thing is to ask the right questions. “One thing that I have learnt about Batswana is that they are very humble people but very quiet, and this is what hinders a lot of them from breaking through. You need to go out there and ask questions,” Richards stated.

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