102 Productions offers a full spectrum of event related services from conception through to completion but is also able to customise any of these specific creative or technical services as necessary to support outstanding experiences. Presenting highest quality, professional services in the eventing arena, 102 Productions, as a management entity, is able to contract knowledgeable and passionate service and product providers at the best possible rates.
Whilst excelling at custom-made solutions for all our clients’ unique needs, 102 Productions also offers various, ready-to-go, entertainment options which are considerably cost effective as they significantly reduce any pre-production costs. Please see our Shows-on-the-Go! page.
A dynamic duo, Demetris Van Zyl and Anitra Davel have, between them, more than 30 years’ experience in the theatrical and events arenas.
Whilst Demetris started off behind the scenes, becoming well versed in all the technical and design stage elements, Anitra learnt her craft on the stage, having performed both locally and abroad. They have both applied and extended their theatrical knowledge in the coordination of many top quality events and are fully committed to the principles of creative integrity, artistic efficiency and cost-effective management.
Their individual and unique skill sets can be accessed independently for detail oriented work or merged to cover the full gamut of events services so that 102 Productions can create occasions which expand strategic communication into captivating experiences.
Demetris began his career in 1997 at the State Theatre in Pretoria.
Whilst working his way through the ranks of the Ballet, Drama and Opera Departments, he mastered the areas of sound and lighting, rigging and design, as well as stage management.
In 2000 Demetris became Technical Manager of the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, co-ordinating all the technical elements of this diverse arts festival, which offers over 900 performances at more than 35 different venues over an eight-day period, as well as exhibitions, markets and visual art installations.
From 2003 to 2011 Demetris joined O’MAGE, delivering superior event experiences for major clients from the retail and automotive industries to blue chip investment companies, as Artist Manager, Set and Event Designer as well as Event Director.
Demetris is now offering his skills as member of 102 Productions in any number of capacities from Stage Manager to Performance Manager, from Set Designer to overall Creative and Event Director. He is proud to be able to use his vast experience and knowledge to benefit corporate events ranging from Product Launches to Conferences, from Exhibition Stands to Gala Banquets and Awards Ceremonies.
Anitra’s varied performance career includes many musicals, a contract with a contemporary dance company, various pantomimes and television appearances as well as a Naledi Award nomination for best supporting actress but more recently she has worked on the other side of the casting table as choreographer and director.
She has sculpted dancers in a myriad corporate events, productions and advertisements including - amongst many others - interactive banking flashmobs and luxury car launches but Anitra has also directed numerous revue-style shows and musicals as well as various corporate events and activations for leading clients.
Anitra continues to apply her theatrical knowledge to grow the entertainment industry of the future as she has been employed as lecturer in the Performing Arts by both Tshwane University of Technology and University of Pretoria (where she completed her Masters’ Degree in Drama with distinction). She is currently a lecturer at Oakfields College in the Faculty of Dance and Musical Theatre.
Whilst Anitra is passionate about using her creative skills to find innovative ways to add entertainment value and enrich any concept, her resourceful administrative abilities ensure that 102 Productions remains committed to cost-effective management.