Since 2014 the Vukallective team has been standing on their stilettos belting out “Wake up, Sheeple!” from the plateaus of South Africa.
The collective was born out of pure rebellion. We were tired of agents, directors and the overall industry telling us that we had no place in it. So we did what every millennial would do, complained to our friends and asked them for help, support and overall guidance. Within two hours of being angry and fed up with our situation, the collective was born.
The Vukallective has for the past six years elevated the excellence and standard of theatre in and around our community by experimenting with everything we got our cloven hooves on. Experimentation and the nerve to break free from convention has allowed us to create high-quality work and execute our projects in a unique way that has often challenged the industry. We create on our own terms, by our own rules and never compromise what we believe in.
The Vukallective team consists of three friends who happen to be trained actors, directors, scholars, artists, technical practitioners and designers. We keep the collective together continuously searching for new artists and organizations to collaborate with to bring stories, ideas and concepts to life, creating as many opportunities as we possibly can.
Our aesthetic and perspective on current trends and social consciousness have translated into award-winning productions such as Liv Die x Vukallective (2020) TEHUIS (2019), AVU (2016) and Let's Eat Hair (2015). Our motto Creativity through Diversity is the driving force behind our work encouraging us to push boundaries in the arts by offering audiences works that are entertaining, exciting but most importantly, thought-provoking.
Ironically our act of rebellion has served as the launchpad for our careers and has opened many new opportunities for us and those we work with. Every artist has a herd that they are trying to inspire and show that there is more to this thing we call life. Partner with the Vukallective. Let’s make it happen. Baaaaaaaah!
The best way to find out what you are looking for is to drop us an email. Please don't call, we legitametly have a fear of unknown numbers. It's a problem we know.
Frequently asked questions
Where does the name Vukallective come from?
"Vuka" - is Zulu for "Arise" or "Wake up" and has similar meanings in other languages. We wanted the collective to reflect the diverse cultures of South Africa.
Do you only do Theatre?
No, we do whatever we want. Theatre is just mostly what we want to do, but ask us what you need and we can make it happen. And if we can't we will point you in the right direction.
Is the Vukallective really a cult?
Lolz if only, cults are well funded. The arts is not. We just like the colour black and that rumour was started by pure jealousy.
Where are you located?
We are mainly based in Bloemfontein South Africa, but we travel.
Will you produce my project?
Get in touch and tell us what you have in mind. If we like something we will find the money to do it!