Obed De Koker is a theatre practitioner and a community art developer from Bloemfontein. He is the Director of Fresh From the Garden, a performing arts academy that boldly states, ‘We pick you up before you know it’. Fresh From the Garden deals with performing arts and uses applied theatre as a vehicle for their services.
Obed’s striking achievement was his attainment of his Skills Development Facilitation accreditation with the ETDP SETA, before he went on to produce multiple art workshops in his community. He is currently a liaison officer at the Trevor Barlow Library Committee and has been part of the creative team implementing computer courses for unemployed youth.