Jana van Niekerk

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Jana van Niekerk (born circa 1970) Actress, poet.



Graduated from the University of Cape Town, 1992 with a Performer's Diploma in Speech and Drama (with distinction)


Joined CAPAB Drama Company in December 1992.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Jana has appeared in The Two Gentlemen of Verona directed by Ralph Lawson (1993), The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Ralph Lawson (1993), Iras in Antony and Cleopatra directed by Marthinus Basson, Chloë Coverly in Arcadia directed by Roy Sargeant (1993), A Far Country (1993-4), Miranda in The Tempest (1994), Fiona in Plastics (1994), Cecily in Travesties directed by Roy Sargeant (1994), Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1994), Amy's View (1999), Strangers on a Train (1999), Killing Time (2000).

Other productions include Crime Babies, Drif, Kringe in 'n Bos, Hysteria, The Ghost Sonata and Braaivleis (the play).

Jagged Little Spill (with Victoria Wilson), Victoria Wilson's hands untied: [draft of Jagged little spills

She performed poems by Sheila Cussons in the production Cussons se Kombuis directed by Charles J. Fourie in the Nico Arena in June 1998.

Played St. Joan in Brian O'Shaughnessy's adaptation of Shaw's play for Radio SA.

She had a role in the short film (2000) Interference. Filmed the TV series Woestynblom.

Awards, etc

Nominated Best Support Actress Vita regional (Cape) 1999-2000 for Generaal Mannetjies Mentz and Amy's View.


A Midsummer Night's Dream programme notes in 1995, Maynardville.

Travesties programme notes, 1994.

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