Juanita Van Wyk – Stage Manager

Juanita’s van Wyk’s 27-year professional career includes a wide range of productions from managing Turandot in the 1990s to Mandela Trilogy at the Wales Millenium Centre. A veteran in the performing arts, her work is to ensure the efficient operation of rehearsals and productions, balancing the technical and logistical aspects of production with a clear creative vision. Her passion for performers and performance is apparent in her ongoing commitment to the artform and her extensive list of credits. She has been with the Cape Town Opera for over 15 years, and also imparts her knowledge through teaching stage management at the Artscape and LAMTA, among other esteemed institutions. She counts a year-long stint running The Phantom of the Opera amongst her career highlights, and continues to be an avid fan of the art form citing the ‘emergence of a new generation of superb singers’ as an aspect of her work that keeps her inspired.