28 September 2017, Alumni of the week
AFDA Johannesburg alumna Jenine Collocott was named one of Cosmopolitan magazines fun, fearless, females. She studied theatre creation under master pedagogue Giovanni Fusetti at his school Helikos in Florence, Italy. Prior to that she has her BA Honours from AFDA in Live Performance. Her production Making Mandela won the 2016 Naledi for Best Youth Production and was most recently selected as part of the Assitej World Congress Main Programme. Much of her work has travelled internationally, namely Dirt (Official selection Fringe World, Perth and the Brighton Festival); Sunday Morning (Official selection Edinburgh Festival); A Day in the Desert (Sold out tour in California).
Jenine is an acclaimed director and designer and has been nominated for a number of awards, namely; best director and lighting designer for Sunday Morning at the Naledi Theatre Awards; Best design and director for The Snow Goose at the Fleur du Caps and the Naledi awards respectively; The Handspring Puppet Company Award for best design for High Diving. She has won Ovation Awards for High Diving, A Day in the Desert, Making Mandela and The Devil and Billy Markham.
Most recently her production of, The Old Man and the Sea, has opened to rave reviews at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square.
Here are some reviews:
http://lesleystones.co.za/content/old-man-and-sea (Daily Maverick)
AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.