Jungle Theatre Company was established as an NPO in 2004 to inspire and empower disadvantaged children & youth to make positive changes in their lives and build a peaceful and vibrant South Africa.
JTC’s professional artistic team from diverse communities draw on South Africa’s cultural heritage and indigenous languages to find connections to the environment and human nature, creating and performing original accessible African children’s theatre shows that bring together music, dance, masks, puppets, clowning and storytelling.
These performances raise awareness, inspire learning and motivate children and youth to participate in workshops and performing arts training resulting in; developing life skills; building self-confidence and creating opportunities.
We partner with educational, social, environmental, health and arts organizations and get financial support from government, private trusts, foundations and individuals.
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creating theatre with children
Jungle Theatre Company has developed a Creating Children with Theatre Course and is offering the course to primary school teachers this October. The course is based on using African folktales as a starting point for developing a theatre performance and begins with getting to know each other and the story. The course consists of 24 hours and will take place during 4x 6-hour sessions from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays in October i.e. 6, 13, 20 and 27 Oct 2018, at the Methodist Church Hall in Muizenberg. Please note that this course requires a high level of commitment and active participation. The cost is R1 500 which includes a manual; light refreshments and a certificate of participation. For more information email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
python and the qunube tree
We recently traveled to Tankwa and attended the AfrikaBurn festival with our new Python puppet. Performing artists interacted with members of the public using the puppet and improvised with various musical accompaniments eliciting a response from different individuals. The puppet took part in a parade as part of the festival and improvised a theatrical performance with other puppets. The team learnt to operate the puppet among people and get the audience to interact with it. They also learnt to move like a snake with various types of music and to interact with other puppets and create a visual performance. The team is now ready to use the puppet effectively in the development of the play Python and the Qunube Tree for which rehearsals are currently underway and 2x performances scheduled for mid-June.