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Jenine Collocott and Taryn Bennett, the women behind The Snow Goose, have created a solo show. Told with disarming charm and theatrical ingenuity, SILKWORM is the life story of a secretive and socially challenged woman, whose astonishing inner world is bursting to make an appearance in her real life.

TARYN BENNETT performs full-time with Contagious Theatre and can also be seen at this Festival in  THE OLD MAN & THE SEA. As a graduate of Rhodes University’s Drama Department her work showcases the physical nature of her training. She has performed for TV and stage and is a regular at the National Arts Festival. Audiences will remember such festival hits as The Snow Goose, KAPUT, Doctor Collinger’s Funeral Service, and Sie Weiss Alles.

JENINE COLLOCOTT is the Artistic Director of Contagious Theatre. She studied theatre creation under master pedagogue Giovanni Fusetti at his school Helikos in Florence, Italy. Her production Making Mandela won the 2016 Naledi for Best Youth Production. Much of her work has travelled internationally, namely Dirt (Official selection Fringe World, Perth and the Brighton Festival); Sunday Morning (Official selection Edinburgh Festival); A Day in the Desert (Sold out tour in California).
Jenine is an acclaimed director and designer and has been nominated for a number of awards, namely; best director and lighting designer for Sunday Morning at the Naledi Theatre Awards; Best design and director for The Snow Goose at the Fleur du Caps and the Naledi awards respectively; The Handspring Puppet Company Award for best design for High Diving. She has won Ovation Awards for High Diving, A Day in the Desert and Making Mandela.

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Standard Bank Ovation Awards 2018



  1. francis_rogan 3 July 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Great show, really engaged the audience. We laughed. Deserves the ovation award!

  2. guy.x.mcloughlin 4 July 2018 at 10:01 pm


  3. jaydreambeliever 4 July 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Incredible. Bennet’s clown is so engagingly vulnerable. She is a master of her craft and every twitch of an eyebrow or jerk of a knee develops her character or story. Top theatre experience of my festival.

  4. L.Myers-1474 7 July 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Tarryn had me entranced from the very first minute. A touching piece that will stay with me for a long time. What a shame about the vegan who couldn’t eat the tiramisu!!!

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