Jacqui Singer (19**-) Actress, director, teacher.
She trained at the University of Cape Town Drama School.
She had a once-a-week teaching post at at the University of the Witwatersrand in the 1990s. In 20** became a lecturer in drama at the University of Cape Town.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Performed in People are Living There, Gilgamesh, Scarborough, Drums in the Night, A Flea in her Ear, A Macbeth, Marat/Sade, Lysistrata SA (as “Liza”), Medea (as “Creusa’), The Homecoming (as “Ruth”), Boeing Boeing (as “Judith”), Travesties ( as “Gwendolen”), Tartuffe (as “Dorine”).
Acted in Slag, Superman, Thirteen Clocks, Tinkle Tinkle, Tsafendas, What the Butler Saw, The Exception and the Rule, The Flounder Complex, The Four Seasons, Fragments, Futz, The Happy Prince, Kitsch, Lysistrata S.A., Macrune’s Guevara, Medea, Miss South Africa and Tooth of Crime. She also directed The Happy Prince for The Space.
She starred in Pieter-Dirk Uys's The Rise and Fall of the First Empress Bonaparte together with Ron Smerczak and Michael McCabe which was directed by William Egan and staged by PACT at the Alexander Theatre in August 1983.
She starred in Chekhov in Yalta together with Frantz Dobrowsky, Michael McCabe and James Borthwick under Richard Haines's direction in 1986, Chekhov's Uncle Vanya together with Frantz Dobrowsky, Michael McCabe, James Borthwick, Shelagh Holliday and Charlotte Butler under Richard Haines's direction in 1986, PACT’s annual pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Alexander Theatre in 1991, Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King's Horseman in 1992, Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, in The Substance of Fire and in Three Hotels in 1993, Broken Glass (1995).
On television she was seen as the Greek mother in The Big Time II and has featured in two films: Shadowplay and Via Namibia.
SACD 1973; 1977/78; 1978/79; 1980/81.
Tartuffe theatre programme, 1978.
The Substance of Fire programme notes, 1993.
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