Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Bokamoso Bracelets: Tomorrow’s Change Today.

Inspired by the efforts and support of a young Motswana boy, Tshimo, Queer Shorts Showcase Festival organizer, Kat Kai Kol-Kes, has launched the "Bokamoso Bracelets" campaign. The 50 bracelet limited edition debut collection will be made to support LGBTI Visibility and Youth in Botswana. “This collaboration is a symbol of how educating our youth helps them free themselves” says Kol-Kes, “Tshimo is already a great LGBTI ally at the age of 9, and he will be making each bracelet. We’re excited to support his business.”

The official branding "Bokamo50" is inspired by Botswana’s upcoming 50th Independence, with the name being inspired by the 2015 IDAHOT theme focusing on LGBT Youth. “Bokamoso, which means Future in Setswana, is hoped to inspire our allies to wear their support and hope, quite literally, on a sleeve” says Kol-Kes. The bracelets will each go for P35 ($3.53) each and will be on sale starting 8 May 2015. PRE-ORDER via

Queer Shorts Showcase 2015 Poster

Wednesday, 11 March 2015


To be considered for auditions, send your Expression Letter, a Head Shot and Contact details to

Expression Letter SAMPLE:

Dear Director, 

My name is Black Swan, I am interested in trying out for Work 1 and Work 3. I wish to try out for the male identifying roles. I have no formal training but I have experience performing in different community projects. 

I am passionate about theatre for life and community development and I appreciate your consideration of my application. I have attached my head shot as per the requirements. 

I look forward to hearing back from you. 

Yours sincerely, 
B. Swan. 

Tel: +26777713214

Thursday, 1 January 2015

2015 Proposals Announcement

#QSSFestival2015 Submission Guidelines

Thank you for considering submitting a proposal for the 2015 Queer Shorts Showcase Festival. 

Behind the #QSSFestival
The Queer Shorts Showcase Festival is Botswana’s first, and only, short theatre production festival focused on presenting original works dealing with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) themes through various theatrical modes. The festival was founded by Katlego K Kolanyane-Kesupile in 2014 and premiered on May 17, 2014.

The festival promotes interrogation of themes addressing LGBT livelihood in Botswana with the aim to generate conversations, promote socially relevant discourse, and educate residents of Botswana on these minority issues.

In your submission, please include:
1. Production synopsis. (200 words)
Title, cast size, description of work & running time (productions must run between 15-20 minutes).

2. Motivation for the relevance of the work. (50 words) 
What do you hope to change/achieve by showcasing this work? 

3. Biography/Biographies of production team.(100 words MAX)

4. Correctly formatted script excerpt (3 pages)
ALL submissions should be in Arial or Times New Roman, 12 pt, double line spacing, .docx or .pdf [Incorrect formatting will result in your proposal being discarded.]

* In the body of your email, please list your contact details as follows:
Joe Smith
P O Box 1980, Themashanga
+267 74509867

PLEASE SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH (Max: 3MB) AS WELL- for promotional purposes should your submission be successful. 

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: 19 January 2015 until 26 February 2015 (Midnight CAT) 

Email queries to SUBJECT: Query