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Zanodean Cassiem

Zanodean Cassiem

Set Designer, Set Builder, Actor

Zanodean Cassiem


Zanodean is a preschool Montessori teacher at Newberry House in Somerset West. Growing up he performed in a highly successful local hip-hop crew named 'Exputed'. He has performed in the ensembles of many shows such as The Little Mermaid, Romeo and Juliet, Jack and the Beanstalk, A Streetcar Named Desire, Annie, To Kill a Mockingbird, Grease, Yeoman of the Guard, Shrek, Joseph and danced in dance shows with Sume's Dance Studio and Gail Hattingh's School of Ballet. His true talent and passion lies in his set building and design skills. With over fifteen amazing set designs under his belt, his many nominations finally saw him win a CATA Award for his design of Blood Brothers in 2016 (Playhouse and Artscape Arena).


Performed in:

  • The Little Mermaid

  • A Streetcar Named Desire (2015)

  • Annie

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Grease

  • Shrek

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Set design for:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • The Wizard of Oz

  • Shrek

  • Annie Get Your Gun

  • Of Mice and Men

  • The Diary of Anne Frank

  • Calendar Girls

  • The Hollow

  • The Crucible

  • Steel Magnolias

  • Absurd Person Singular


& Accolades

  • 2014 HHDS Best Set

  • 2015 HHDS Best Set

  • 2015 CATA Best Set

  • 2016 HHDS Best Set

  • 2017 HHDS Best Set

  • 2018 HHDS Best Set

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