Mrs Marijda Kamper
Position
Sr Officer:Prof Services*
Department
Drama and Theatre Arts
Address
59 19
Drama
IB 26
Telephone
051 4012759
Office
Wynand Mouton Theatre 19
Information

Short CV

Research

Marijda Kamper:

 

Marijda Kamper began her studies at the University of the Free State in 2004 and obtained her degree with distinction in 2006.  In 2006 she also received the Elsa Krantz Award for Best Artistic Achievement and in 2008 the Ben de Koker Award for Best Post Graduate Student.     In 2014 she successfully completed the Management Development Programme at the Business School of University of the Free State with distinction.  Her subject included general-, financial-, risk -, project-, people -, strategic-, operations, and Logistics Management; Leadership Development; Marketing; Business and Information Technology; Ethics and Governance; Labour Relations; and Entrepreneurship.  Currently, she is a registered Baccaluareus Artium M.A. student, focusing on Augusto Boal’s Simultaneous Dramaturgy theory and techniques to highlight themes of human trafficking.

 

In 2007 Marijda Kamper started her career at the Drama and Theatre Department at the University of the Free State as a research assistant, and in 2011 she was appointed as the Theatre Manager of the Department.  Her duties include the all-inclusive management of the Wynand Mouton Theatre, Scaena Theatre and Rehearsal Room Theatre on the University of the Free State’s campus.  In 2012 Marijda also started to work as a part-time undergraduate lecturer concentrating mainly on the Costume and Arts Management subjects at the Drama and Theatre Arts Department.  

 

During her studies, she worked in student as well as professional productions and shows as much interest in the technical aspects of theatre as in the artistic aspects of theatre. Highlights during her student years involve the roles she played in the theatre productions of Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Little Red Riding Hood, Lewensreg, Die Van Aardes van Grootoor, Bloeiende Lente, Skerp-Sin and Hegter.

 

As a freelance artist, she is also regularly involved in various professional productions respectively as a director, actor, or in a technical or administrative capacity.  Highlights of these include Die Dorpsmusikante Bremen, Lewe in die Teater, Piet se Tante,  Kringe in die Bos, The Blacks, Empty Promises - Movement Against Human Trafficking, Heidi, Kanna Hy Kô Hystoe, Don Juan onder die Boere, Blommefeetjies, For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, The Wolves and many more.

 

Her love for theatre comes from her father (Gerben Kamper), and she sees him as her mentor and teacher.  One of the biggest highlights of her career was when she had the special privilege of playing his "daughter" in the professional theatre production Bewys (the Afrikaans translation of "Proof " by David Auburn), which won the prize for Best Debut Production at the Volksblad Arts Festival in 2008.

 

Marijda Kamper has always been fascinated as to how art can incorporate a socio-cultural message within a narrative. Her passion is to develop theatre projects that spread awareness and has a heartfelt obligation to pursue theatrical stories that address social problems.

 

 

Qualification(s)

 

Education and Qualifications

BACCALAUREUS ATRIUM

Drama and Theatre Arts

2006

UFS

BACCALAUREUS ARTIUM HONORES

Drama and Theatre Arts

2008

UFS

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Business School

2014

UFS

MAGISTER ARTIUM

Drama and Theatre Arts

Current

UFS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prizes and Awards

 

Awards

YEAR

AWARD

SPONSOR

2015

Best Free State Production:

SUIKER(Actor)

Vrystaat Arts Festival

2014

Management Development PRICE:

BEST BUSINESS PLAN & TOP STUDENT

UFS, Business School

2014

Best Free State- & Debut Production:

DON JUAN ONDER DIE BOERE(Actor)

Vryfees Arts Festival

2013

Best Debut Production:

KANNA HY KÔ HYSTOE(Stage- and Production Manager)

Vryfees Arts Festival

2011

Best Debut Production:

‘N LEWE IN DIE TEATER(Stage- and Production Manager)

Vryfees Arts Festival

2010

Best Free State Production:

JONAS (Stage- and Production Manager)

Volksblad Arts Festival

 

2008

Ben De Koker AWARD:

BEST POST GRADUATE STUDENT

UFS, Drama Department

2008

Best Debut Production:

BEWYS(Actor)

Volksblad Arts Festival

2006

Elsa Krantz AWARD:

MOST TALENTED AND PROMISING FINAL YEAR DRAMA STUDENT

UFS, Drama Department

2006

Andre Du Plessis AWARD:

BEST 3RD YEAR DRAMA STUDENT

UFS, Drama Department

2006

HONOUREE COLOURS FOR CULTURE

UFS, Drama Department

2005

SA Theatre Journal AWARD:

BEST 2ND YEAR DRAMA STUDENT

UFS, Drama Department

 

Research

Artistic Research Outputs

TITLE OF PRODUCTION

TYPE

INVOLVEMENT

EXPOSURE

YEAR

THE WOLVES

(directed by Gerben Kamper & Marijda Kamper)

Drama

Written by Sarah Delappe

Co-Director

Production Manager

LOCAL

UFS

April

2019

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF

(directed by Marijda Kamper)

Choreopoem / Drama

Written by Ntozake Shange

Director

LOCAL

UFS

September

2018

ALPHA

(directed by Erwin Maas & Stef de Paepe)

Drama

Compiled by Erwin Maas & Stef de Paepe

Stage Manager

NATIONAL

VRYSTAAT ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2018

Die wonderlike avonture van Tambotie, die pop

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Written by Pieter Scholtz

Adapted by Gerben Kamper

Actress (Bruno)

Stage Manager

LOCAL

PACOFS

March

2018

The Amazing Adventures of Tambootie, the Puppet

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Written by Pieter Scholtz

Actress (Bruno)

Stage Manager

LOCAL

PACOFS

March

2018

Blommefeetjies

(directed by Marijda Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Written by Karen Combrinck

Director

Production Manager

LOCAL

UFS

September

2017

My Liewe Meneer Malan

(directed by Nico Luwes)

Comedy

Written by Nico Luwes

Actress (Amore)

NATIONAL

VRYSTAAT ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2017

SUIKER

(directed by Nico Luwes)

Drama

Written by Hugo Claus

Actress (Malou)

NATIONAL

DROSTDY THEATRE

October

2016

Coppélia en die Poppemaker

(directed by Marijda Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Written by Karen Combrinck

Director

Production Manager

LOCAL

UFS

September

2016

SUIKER

(directed by Nico Luwes)

Drama

Written by Hugo Claus

Actress (Malou)

NATIONAL

VRYSTAAT ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2016

GOUE LOKKIES EN DIE DRIE BERE

(directed by Dion van Niekerk)

Children’s Theatre

Written by Karen Combrinck

Actress (Mamma Beer)

LOCAL

PACOFS

March

2016

EMPTY PROMISES 2.0

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Co-Producer

Production Manager

LOCAL

SAND DU PLESSIS

HIGH SCHOOL

October

2015

EMPTY PROMISES 2.0

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Co-Producer

Production Manager

LOCAL

ST MICHAELS HIGH SCHOOL

October

2015

EMPTY PROMISES 2.0

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Co-Producer

Production Manager

LOCAL

FICHARDTPARK

HIGH SCHOOL

October

2015

EMPTY PROMISES 2.0

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Co-Producer

Production Manager

LOCAL

JIM FOUCHÉ

HIGH SCHOOL

October

2015

EMPTY PROMISES 2.0

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Co-Producer

Production Manager

LOCAL

EMILY HOBHOUSE HOSTEL, UFS

August

2015

SWANEMEER

(directed by Gerben Kamper & Marijda Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Written by Karen Combrinck

Co-Director

Production Manager

LOCAL

UFS

August

2015

EMPTY PROMISES 2.0

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Co-Producer

Production Manager

LOCAL

OUT REACH PROGRAM – HEIDEDAL COMMUNITY HALL

August

2015

EMPTY PROMISES 2.0

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Co-Producer

Production Manager

LOCAL

ARTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK, UFS

August

2015

EMPTY PROMISES 2.0

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Co-Producer

Production Manager

NATIONAL

FREE STATE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL

August

2015

EMPTY PROMISES 2.0

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Co-Producer

Production Manager

NATIONAL

VRYSTAAT ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2015

DON JUAN ONDER DIE BOERE

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Comedy

Written by Bartho Smit

Actress (Alida)

NATIONAL

WOORDFEES

ARTS FESTIVAL

March

2015

DON JUAN ONDER DIE BOERE

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Comedy

Written by Bartho Smit

Actress (Alida)

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2014

EMPTY PROMISES

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Co-Producer

Production Manager

NATIONAL

NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2014

‘N MIDSOMERNAGDROOM

(directed by Gerben Kamper & Marijda Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Written by Karen Combrinck

Co-Director

Production Manager

LOCAL

UFS

May

2014

KANNA HY KÔ HYSTOE

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Adam Small

Stage Manager

Production Manager

Facts Administrator

Sound Operator

NATIONAL

WOORDFEES

ARTS FESTIVAL

March

2014

EMPTY PROMISES

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Production Manager Administrator

Co-Producer

NATIONAL

FREEDOM EXHIBITION

October

2013

EMPTY PROMISES

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Production Manager Administrator

Co-Producer

LOCAL

ARTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK, UFS

 

August

2013

EMPTY PROMISES

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

 

 

Co-Director

Production Manager Administrator

Co-Producer

 

 

NATIONAL

FREE STATE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL

 

 

August

2013

DIE BUITE EGTELIKE OUPA

(directed by Nico Luwes)

Comedy

Written by Nico Luwes

FACTS Administrator

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2013

KANNA HY KÔ HYSTOE

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Adam Small

Stage Manager

Production Manager

FACTS Administrator

Sound Operator

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2013

 

 

HEIDI

(directed by Marijda Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Written by Johanna Spyri

Director

Production Manager

FACTS Administrator

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2013

HANSIE EN GRIETJIE &

HANSEL AND GRETEL

(directed by Gerben Kamper & Marijda Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Written by JP du Plessis

Co-Director

Production Manager

LOCAL

UFS

May

2013

THE BLACKS

(directed by Stephanie Brink)

Drama

Written by Jean Genet

Actress (Felicity)

LOCAL

PACOFS

February

2013

EMPTY PROMISES

(directed by Marijda Kamper & Walter Strydom)

Human Trafficking

Awareness Raising Project

Written by M Kamper + W Strydom

Co-Director

Production Manager Administrator

Co-Producer

LOCAL

UFS GATEWAY

January

2013

PUTSONDERWATER

(directed by Pieter Venter)

Drama

Written by Bartho Smit

FACTS Administrator

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2012

S11 (SELF)

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Leon Kruger

Stage Manager

Production Manager

FACTS Administrator Lighting Operator

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2012

DIE GRASWEWENAAR

(directed by Nico Luwes)

Comedy

Written by Nico Luwes

Actress (Jackie & Montey)

FACTS Administrator

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2012

KRINGE IN DIE BOS

(directed by Stephanie Brink)

Drama

Written by Peet van Rooyen

Actress (Kate)

LOCAL

PACOFS

March

2012

HAIRSPRAY

(directed by Thys Heydenrych)

Musical

Written by M. O’Donnal & T. Meehan

FACTS Administrator

LOCAL

WYNAND MOUTON THEATRE

March

2012

‘N LEWE IN DIE TEATER

(directed by Marthinus Basson)

Drama

Written by David Mamet

Actress (Actor 1)

FACTS Administrator

Stage Manager

NATIONAL

WOORDFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

March

2012

JONAS

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Daleen Kruger

Lighting Operator

Production Manager

FACTS Administrator

NATIONAL

SUID-OOSTER FESTIVAL

February

2012

DIE DORPSMUSIKANTE VAN BREMEN

(directed by Marijda Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Adaptation by Gerben Kamper

Director

Sound Operator

LOCAL

PACOFS

November

2011

DIE RENOSTERS

(directed by Nico Luwes)

Drama

Written by Eugene Ionesco

FACTS Administrator

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2011

AMAREQUIEM

(directed my Niel van Niekerk)

Drama

Adaptation by Niel van Niekerk

FACTS Administrator

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2011

‘N LEWE IN DIE TEATER

(directed by Marthinus Basson)

Drama

Written by David Mamet

Actress (Actor 1)

Production Manager

FACTS Administrator

Stage Manager

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2011

PIET SE TANTE

(directed by Pieter Venter)

Comedy

Adaptation by Nico luwes

Actress (Elbie)

FACTS Administrator

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2011

MIDSOMERNAGDROOM

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Fantasy

Written by William Shakespeare

Actress (Helena)

Production Manager

LOCAL

WYNAND MOUTON THEATRE

May

2011

THE FANTASTICKS

(directed by Peter Taljaard)

Musical

Written by Tom Jones

Production Manager

FACTS Administrator

Stage Manager

LOCAL

PACOFS

November

2010

JONAS

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Daleen Kruger

Production Manager

FACTS Administrator

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2010

’N SEDER VAL IN WATERKLOOF

(directed by Nico Luwes)

Comedy

Written by P.G. du Plessis

Actress (Poppie)

FACTS Administrator

NATIONAL

VRYFEES ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2010

THE CRUCIBLE

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Arthur Miller

Actress (Sarah Good)

 

LOCAL

UFS

May

2010

TAILORMADE / NOMMERPAS

(directed by Stephanie Brink)

School Poetry Program

Actress (Actor 3)

FACTS Administrator

NATIONAL

FREE STATE PROVINCE

2010

MASKERMAAN

(directed by Nico Luwes)

Drama

Written by Cecilia du Toit

Stage Manager

Lighting Operator

NATIONAL

KKNK ARTS FESTIVAL

April

2010

MY LIEWE MENEER MALAN

(directed by Thys Heydenrych)

Comedy

Written by Nico Luwes

Actress (Amoré)

LOCAL

WYNAND MOUTON THEATRE

February

2010

MY LIEWE MENEER MALAN

(directed by Thys Heydenrych)

Comedy

Written by Nico Luwes

Actress (Amoré)

LOCAL

WYNAND MOUTON THEATRE

November

2009

DIE WINTERSPROKIE

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Fantasy

Written by William Shakespeare

Actress (Girl 1)

LOCAL

UFS

September

2009

BRAKANJAN

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Written by Alyzzander Fourie

Actress (Koningin Anna)

Production Manager

Stage Manager

LOCAL

WYNAND MOUTON THEATRE

August

2009

SPOKIE SNYGANS MAAK SY BUIGING

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Jeanne Goosen

Lighting Operator

Production Manager

Stage Manager

LOCAL

UFS

August

2009

BRAKANJAN

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Written by Alyzzander Fourie

Actress (Koningin Anna)

Production Manager

Stage Manager

NATIONAL

VOLKSBLAD ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2009

SPOKIE SNYGANS MAAK SY BUIGING

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Jeanne Goosen

Lighting Operator

Production Manager

Stage Manager

NATIONAL

KKNK ARTS FESTIVAL

April

2009

ENIGE IEMAND VIR ONTBYT

(directed by Thys Heydenrych)

Comedy

Written by Derek Benfield

Translated by Thys Heydenrych

Actress (Shirley)

LOCAL

WYNAND MOUTON THEATRE

February

2009

THE MAIDS

(directed by Stephanie Brink)

Drama

Written by Jean Genet

Actress (Madam)

LOCAL

REHEARSAL ROOM THEATRE

October

2008

ASPOESTERTJIE

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Adapted by Gerben Kamper

Actress (Die Goeie Fee)

Production Manager

NATIONAL

VOLKSBLAD ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2008

BEWYS

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by David Auburn

Translated by Gerben Kamper

Actress (Catharine)

Production Manager

NATIONAL

VOLKSBLAD ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2008

HEGTER

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Patrick Marber

Translated by Gerben Kamper

Actress (Anna)

 

LOCAL

SCAENA THEATRE

February 2008

DIE SALEM VERHOOR

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Arthur Miller

Translated by Sandra Kotzé

Co-Director

LOCAL

UFS

October 2007

JAN EN DIE BOONTJIERANK

(directed by Carel Nel)

Children’s Theatre

Written by J.P du Plessis

Actress (Moeder & Betsie)

LOCAL

REHEARSAL ROOM THEATRE

October 2007

PINOCCHIO

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Written by John Morley

Adapted by Louis Van Niekerk

Actress (Die Blou Fee)

Production Manager

NATIONAL

AARDKLOP ARTS FESTIVAL

September

2007

LEWENSREG

(directed by Nico Luwes)

Drama

Written by Jan van Tonder

Actress (Ana)

NATIONAL

AARDKLOP ARTS FESTIVAL

September

2007

LEWENSREG

(directed by Nico Luwes)

Drama

Written by Jan van Tonder

Actress (Ana)

NATIONAL

VOLKSBLAD ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2007

PINOCCHIO

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Children’s Theatre

Written by John Morley

Adapted by Louis Van Niekerk

Actress (Die Blou Fee)

Production Manager

NATIONAL

VOLKSBLAD ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2007

HEGTER

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Patrick Marber

Translated by Gerben Kamper

Actress (Anna)

Production Manager

NATIONAL

VOLKSBLAD ARTS FESTIVAL

July

2007

LEWENSREG

(directed by Nico Luwes)

Drama

Written by Jan van Tonder

Actress (Ana)

NATIONAL

KKNK ARTS FESTIVAL

April

2007

SKERP-SIN

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Margaret Edson

Translated by Gerben Kamper

Actress (Tegnikus)

Stage Manager

Stage Hand

NATIONAL

KKNK ARTS FESTIVAL

April

2007

SKERP-SIN

(directed by Gerben Kamper)

Drama

Written by Margaret Edson

Translated by Gerben Kamper

Actress (Tegnikus)

Stage Manager

Stage Hand

LOCAL

SCAENA THEATRE

March

2007

 

Courses Presented

Courses Presented

Undergraduate Program(s)

B.A. (Drama and Theatre Arts)

1ST YEAR MODULES

THET1504 – Technical Aspects of the Performing Arts 1

NQF Level:

6

Credits:

20

Unit – Costume

2ND YEAR MODULES

THET2605 – Performance Art 2

NQF Level:

6

Credits:

24

Unit – Costume

 

3RD YEAR MODULES

THEP3700 – Performance Art 3

NQF Level:

7

Credits:

40

Unit – Arts Management

THEF3700 – Film Studies

NQF Level:

7

Credits:

40

Unit – Arts Management

THET3700 – Technical Aspects of the Performing Arts 3

NQF Level:

7

Credits:

40

Unit – Arts Management

 


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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