Poloko ‘Phikay’ Mmusiemang is a theatre maker, actor, radio personality, and encourager, who hails from a small town in the Northern Cape Province called Kuruman.
He studied at The Market Theatre Laboratory where he had the opportunity to perform in student productions such as 21 Wandah directed by Mwenya Kabwe, The Orestia Revisited directed by Dorothy-Ann Gould, as well as an Africa Day Spectacle, directed by Omphile Molusi.
The Saga of a City Hermit directed and adapted by Monageng Vice Motshabi, Marose was devised and directed by the students and took the Best Production Award at the National Arts Festival 2018.
Poloko is currently working for the Ticket to The Moon Youth Theatre Company and is on tour with four productions namely, Wanda: The Musical, Sawubona Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, and Mr Hare Meets Mr Mandela across South Africa. He is also a protagonist in two of HIV@40 Trilogy stage productions namely Stimela and Private Parts.
Phikay believes he was created to awaken.