Roy Blumenthal

Member Since April 25, 2007

I'm Roy Blumenthal, an artist/writer/filmmaker working in Johannesburg, South Africa. I've transitioned from being primarily a standup poet to being a visual artist working digitally on a tablet pc. I mainly use ArtRage to make my paintings.

I make my living writing and directing corporate theatre and videos.

I've noticed that this appears to be a profession mostly unknown outside of South Africa. So I'll explain.

When a company wants to send a message to their workers, they'll normally call in someone like me. I'll dramatise the message, and make it interactive, and present it to the workers in a way that makes sense to them. I'm a bit of a leftie, so I tend to use Augusto Boal's 'Theatre of the Oppressed' in most of my interventions.

I'm currently toeing my way into a Masters in Digital Arts by completing Christo Doherty's 'Critical Debates in Digital Arts and Culture' at Wits University.