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.
Siyawandisa lives in Makhaza, Khayelitsha: the huge society. He has worked into the performing arts industry since 2001 and is a member of Iqhude Theatre Productions. He joined Jungle Theatre Company’s Laduma Jungle training programme in January 2010 and since graduating and has performed in Jungle Jive, A Dog’s Life, Umlambo Wobomi / River of Life, Top Dog and Butterfly Dreams. He is currently on the Management Committee as the actor team representative.
JTC’s Board consists of the following members:
Chair – Tracey Saunders
Vice Chair – Celia Musikanth
Treasurer – Miranda Tait
Secretary – Ntombifuthi Mkhasibe
Non-office bearer – Albertina Nqgume
Non-office bearer – Patricia Manyakanyaka