Come and join us in the Jungle where cheeky baboons, wise elephants, ephemeral butterflies and wondering whales captivate children and youth with their tall tales of the little big things, that make planet earth so magical.
Journey with a princess and a dragon on top of a moon and learn about what really makes the world go round. Listen to the stories of dogs and unite with us in being the change, it’s in our nature!
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The making of !Kai – A Little Death
“…thought provoking performance.”
“…incredible live music…”
“…various levels of experience…”
“…special video and live interaction…”
“… powerful puppetry…”
It’s been quite a journey from our first discussions to our first performance of !Kai- A Little Death at the Inaugural Cape Town Fringe 2014.
It all started with Chris Van Bergman and me discussing making a play that explores the mind of a man dying in the desert. Chris inspired me again and again with his brilliant mind.
The existential questions: Why did he run away into the Karoo? What is the significance of the landscape he crashed in? How does he respond to the spiritual world of the Khoisan?
Lorraine Tanner helped us put together a proposal and we applied and were accepted to perform the show at the CT Fringe. With a first draft script and the pressure on we began devising the piece.
The concepts were thrown onto the floor. We brought in Andy Jones the master puppet maker/ performer, Jannous Aukema with his haunting musical compositions and experience in video and me acting the main protagonist.
The ideas were thrown from the page onto the floor and back again. Slowly we pulled together a collection of multimedia material.
It was at this point we realized we needed Seyiso Qhola powerful singer and percussionist to bring the musical compositions to life and director Jess Mias-Jones to turn the material into a show that could be swallowed by an audience. Jess took the production to unforeseen and surprising places.
It has been an extra ordinary journey for me as a theatre maker and actor. To explore the concept through multi- media and confront this epic concept with the support of fantastic artists.
A big thank you to Miranda Tait for being our administrative rock and to Jungle Theatre Company for making this possible and long live !Kai- A Little Death.
short promo videos
A Dog’s Life
news in brief
War Horse opened in Johannesburg this October and will open in Cape Town in December. Jungle Theatre Company is part of an ASSITEJ SA programme sponsored by Rand Merchant Bank which will see over 3000 school learners watch War Horse for free and receive free workshops.Following a training process, Candice Waries and Ntombifuthi Mkhasibe have developed a workshop called Mind and Body Explorers, which supports cross-curriculuar learning in Languages, History, Life Orientation and Creative and Dramatic Arts. They are busy rolling out the intervention in Cape Town schools this term.