Jade Bowers was named one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans and was the 2016
Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre. She currently works for UJ Arts & Culture and runs her own production company: Jade Bowers Design & Management. Jade has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Drama and Sociology from the University of Cape Townand an Honours degree in directing and design for the stage the University of the Witwatersrand. She has been recognised by The Presidency as one of South Africa’s Young Achievers; was named one of AfriPOP’s Top Five Female Theatre Makers in South Africa; the 2014 Arts and Culture Trust ImpACT Award winner for Theatre and has won numerous theatre awards for her direction of individual productions. Jade will be devising and directing the site-specific theatre work inspired by the three winning texts from the Joburg Literary Site-specific Theatre Project writing competition.