Jannie Swanepoel

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Jannie Swanepoel (19**-). Stage manager. Lighting designer.





Worked for six years with the Brooke Theatre and on National touring, was the stage manager for PACT opera and as the stage manager for PACT English Drama.

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

He directed An Evening with Maggie and Frank, 1968.

He did the lighting and production management for Little Shop of Horrors, 1984-1985.

Some of the numerous other productions he was involved in include:

As lighting designer: Lend Me a Tenor, Six Degrees of Separation, I Was King, No Sex Please, We're British, A Slice of Saturday Night, The Woman in Black, Fringe Benefits, Isn't It Romantic, Two Into One, Miscarriage of Murder, Doubles, M. Butterfly, Al Om Die Ander...?, Jest a Second, Nunsense.

As set and lighting designer: Legends!, Japes, Ying Tong - A Walk With The Goons.

As stage manager: A Sip of Jerepigo.

Lighting for an undated Pieter Toerien production of How the Other Half Loves, By the Books, Taxi Ranks, The Hollow, The Unexpected Guest, Oh Coward!, In praise of Rattigan, Agnes of God, Kindertransport, Collected Stories, The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? (2000), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2005).

Designed Playboys (1990-1991), HRH (1998), Amy's View (1999), Damsels in Distress (2003), God of Carnage (2009),The Woman in Black (2009-2010).

Lighting and sets Mooi Street Moves 2008.

Visiting Mr. Green.

Chess (2008), The History Boys (2011), Set, lighting costumes Morecambe 2015.

Awards, etc

Nominated for a Vita Award (National and Transvaal, 1993) for The Woman in Black,

Won the Vita Award (Cape region) in 1993 for Best Set Design for I Was King and `The Woman in Black.

He won the Shirley Moss Award for his lighting of Snake Beneath the Rose, 1986.

Nominated Vita Award best lighting design 1993 The Woman in Black and I Was King. Amazwi Literary Awards database Nominated Old Wicked Songs Vita award 1998 Nominated Fleur du Cap 1999 best technical contribution HRH en Old Wicked Songs. Die Burger, 3 February 1999. Nominated Fleur du Cap in two categories Jesus Christ Superstar 2007

Naledi Best Lighting Design 2006 Address Unknown and in 2009 for Chess.


SACD 1973.

Nunsense programme notes 1988.

The Citizen, 16 July 2008.

The Star, 13 October 2009.

Database: Amazwi Literary Awards.

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