Who are we?
keep the act alive, collectively known as KTAA, is an arts education and community performance- based initiative founded by Raine Waring and Severine Simone Fletcher in Cape Town 2017.
KTAA creates a space for artists of all forms and backgrounds to share and explore their ideas in the wider avenues of acting, creating and performing.
We believe in finding out how our own capabilities and potential together with a keen focus on understanding ourselves and how we approach different performance based skills and concepts, can in turn develop our practices as creative beings.
We strive to provide a safe, inclusive and welcoming space to anyone and everyone with an interest in the arts and are particularly passionate about working with individuals in vulnerable communities. Our aim is to mentor and guide individuals in learning through art and performance, expression and therapy.
Through our tailor specific skill work classes, we guide artists towards finding their own groove within the industry.
Meet Our Founders and Directors
Raine's life as a performer began when she started ballet classes at the age of 3, which transpired into years of dance training and performing. In graduating from the Cape Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) in 2014 with distinction, Raine acquired a love for acting, directing, writing and teaching.
Raine has performed in various stage productions as part of The Yellow Glove Collective, The Cape Dance Company and the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Raine wrote and acted in her own one woman play, ‘Wait”, directed by Nathalie Vijver. ‘Wait’ debuted at The Alexander Bar in 2016. She made her film debut for Universal Pictures, in 2016 in the latest instalment of Bring it on, Bring it On: Worldwide #Cheersmack.
She performed the role of Tinker Bell in the Abrahamse and Meyer stage production of Peter Pan in 2017. In 2018 Raine choreographed for and performed the role of Peppa Pig in the production of Peppa Pig Live in SA!
Most recently Raine has made her debut as a director in the play ‘Fool’ that she also wrote and produced under Keep the act alive. Fool debuted at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective in 2018.
Raine has obtained her Modern Associate Dance teachers certification and her LTCL and ATCL (Licentiate and Associate) Speech and Drama teaching qualifications through the Trinity college of London. Raine currently works as a drama teacher in Cape Town.
Severine is a performance based artist and mentor exploring acting, dancing, writing & devising in London and the UK.
Severine started her practice in the arts at The Cape Academy of Performing Arts, developing her dance abilities in ballet, contemporary, modern, musical theatre and commercial dance styles including drama studies and theoretical work behind theatre and film.
After graduation Severine further explored acting for film at ACT Cape Town.
She has since then relocated to London where she is currently working on a freelance basis as a actor, dancer, choreographer and mentor in theatre, film and immersive platforms.
Severine has collaborated on projects with Dane Hurst, Erika Eva, Elcid Asaei, The Questors Theatre, Livia Rita, Sean Koch Trio, Bewilder Theatre, PECHO MAMA, Tangled Feet, The Cummings Twins and Sum 41.
Alongside her performing endeavours Severine is a mentor in dance, drama and theatre devising practices to adults with learning disabilities and those in vulnerable environments including care homes and refferal units.