Management: Vincent Meyburgh, Miranda Tait, Seiso Qhola
Vincent carries out the artistic vision of Jungle Theatre Company by conceptualizing productions and programmes; directing; performing; developing scripts; stage managing and training actors. Vincent graduated from UCT Drama Department in 1993 and was a founder member of Jungle Performance, a part time theatre group, in 1995. When Jungle Theatre Company became an NPO in 2004 Vincent’s dream of being the artistic director of a full time theatre company became a reality. In 2010 he led the Laduma Jungle Training programme paving the way for 8 young artists to join the company. His passion for original family theatre and the environment makes him a driving force in the children and young people’s theatre scene.
Miranda joined Jungle Theatre Company in August 2010. She graduated from “De Hogeschool van Amsterdam” in 1996 with a Teacher’s degree in English (BA). She then moved to South Africa and has since worked in an administrative capacity for the Women’s Network on Violence against Women; WESSA and several corporate Cape Town based companies. With her strong organizational and accounting skills Miranda manages all aspects of Jungle Theatre Company related to the organization’s projects, fundraising, finance, HR and marketing. Miranda lives in Muizenberg with her two young children Sophie and Misha and loves to visit the theatre as a family.
Seiso moved from the Eastern Cape to Khayelitsha as a young child. At 14 he joined the group Iqhude Theatre Productions (then called Stars of Tomorrow) and performed at the Baxter Theatre, Artscape Theatre, Guga S’thebe and for the Premier of the Western Cape. He was a performer in Artscape’s High Schools Festival and was performing for Iqhude’s programme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup events. After graduating Laduma Jungle Training he has performed in Jungle Jive, A Dog’s Life, Butterfly Dreams and Umlambo Wobomi/ River Of Life and Top Dog.
Chair – Tracey Saunders
Vice Chair – Celia Musikanth
Treasurer – Miranda Tait
Secretary – Zain Nazier
Non-office bearer – Ntombifuthi Mkhasibe
From left to right: Ntombifuthi Mkhasibe, Celia Musikanth, Zain Nazier, Tracey Saunders, Miranda Tait