theatre-maker training

Thanks to the kind support of the National Lotteries Commission Jungle Theatre Company will be running a training programme throughout 2019. The aim of the programme is to empower South African youth by creating an opportunity to develop themselves as individuals; connect with African culture and the wonder of nature, provide them with theatre and entrepreneurial skills that will deal with issues in their communities. Through this learning process they will not only be able to help themselves by finding income generating opportunities, but they will also be role-models to younger generations.

Candidates must be between 18 – 35 years of age, speak English as well as Afrikaans or isiXhosa and have some training or experience in performing arts. Also essential is a keen interest in children’s theatre.

The training involves theatre making for children of various ages: improvisation, puppets, masks, music, dance and developing original work based on African folktales.  It includes monitoring & evaluation, arts administration and how to become a professional.

The training will take place in Muizenberg on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 4pm from the start of February until June. Trainees will also shadow our artistic team on other days of the week. From July to December trainees will perform shows and facilitate workshops at schools; festivals and public venues. Transport stipends will be paid.

An audition will take place on Tuesday 22 January between 9am to 12pm at the Methodist Church Hall in Muizenberg. At the audition candidates will be asked to showcase one of their talents and a short interview will also be conducted.

To register for the audition please email us your biography and/or CV as well as a head-shot and letter of motivation.