A Dog’s Life (Jungle Theatre)

Performed by: Jungle Theatre Company

No director listed

No playwright listed

A Dog’s Life broaches the specific needs of domestic animals in terms of their day-to-day care through dance and tri-lingual song. The play delivers important messages about the practical aspects of animal welfare.

A Dog’s Life is 45 minutes long and suitable for Grades 1-3. An accompanying drama skills workshop is also available.

This is the one of best shows I have seen! It was informative, creative and entertaining, a wonderful way of getting the children aware of all the abandoned or cruelly treated pets out there that need our help. – Fish Hoek Primary School

As a response to increasing concerns about the plight of urban domestic animals, Jungle Theatre Company developed A Dog’s Life, which was adopted by International Fund for Animal Welfare as part of their Companion Animal Programme. It was rolled out through twinning programme at the Baxter Theatre in 2006 – 2008 and toured communities in Soweto in 2007 and 2008. Recast in 2010 with 6 Laduma Jungle trainees A Dog’s Life was performed in 2010 Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Camp Footprints and other community events. In 2012 and 2013 the show went out on the road to schools and communities, including Paternoster, with IFAW and to Stellenbosch with Department of Agriculture. In 2014 it was rolled out as a twinning programme at the Baxter and another twinnings programme just took place this June 2017 at the Masque Theatre.

Details

Duration:
45 minutes
Recommended Age:
No min or max grade set
Recommended Grade:
Grade 4 – Grade 7
Language(s):
English (first language) / Xhosa (second language)
Curriculum Connection:
Creative Arts, Home/Additional Language, Life Orientation/Life Skills, Natural Sciences
Themes Covered:
Abuse, Change, Choices, Creativity, Cultural diversity, Discrimination, Group dynamics (peer pressure), Identity, Illness and Disease, Imagination, Intra/interpersonal conflicts, Life skills, Literacy, Morality, Poverty, Prejudice, Relationships, Self-image, Survival, Violence

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Audience Comments

This is the one of best shows I have seen! It was informative, creative and entertaining, a wonderful way of getting the children aware of all the abandoned or cruelly treated pets out there that need our help. – Fish Hoek Primary School

Highlights

Festivals attended: Baxter Theatre (2006 – 2008), Baxter Theatre (2014), Masque Theatre (2017)
Schools that have seen this: Factreton Primary, Good Hope Primary, Junior College, Christel House, Bay Primary, Capella House, Capricorn Primary, Rustenberg Girls, Thornton Road Primary, Constantia Waldorf, Zenzeleni Waldorf, Fish Hoek Primary School