New Play Festival Opens at the Big Black Box

Tickets are now available for the T&T New Play Festival. After a successful inauguration in 2016, the much anticipated New Play Festival is back for its second year, showcasing three plays which have never been staged from 2 – 12 November at the Big Black Box This year’s Festival will feature Tony Hall’s “One from…

In Memoriam 2017 | A call for submissions

Since 2014; with the exception of 2015, the Trinidad and Tobago Performing Arts Network has been memorializing both the celebrated and unsung heroes of T&T’s performing arts community, who passed away in the respective years. Last year’s tribute honored the contributions of 21 persons to our performing arts landscape, which included: Dr. Jit Samaroo, Claudia Applewhaite, Joey Lewis, Asami Nagakiya,…

New Play Festival Bring Our Stories to Life

“More than ever, theatre arts is needed in Trinidad and Tobago. Telling stories through the avenue of drama and playmaking can be used as a vehicle to process fear, anger, shame and neglect, and begin the transformation of frustration and suffering into creative action and the blossoming of organic problem-solving intelligence.” Chairman of the New…

Review: Equus is Transcendental Art

It’s easy to tell when art transcends mere entertainment. When art does this—when it achieves more than just laughter, escapism or distraction—it evokes emotion, raises questions that linger and haunt long after the temporary highs of witnessing its spectacle. I can say without reservation after seeing it on its opening night at the Little Carib…

BBC World Service and British Council launch International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018

LONDON. Writers from around the world are invited to submit their scripts as the 26th International Radio Playwriting Competition is now open. The global competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with co-producers The Open University, offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to use the medium of radio drama to…

Contemporary Dance shines at COCO Dance Festival 2017

With a strong line-up of choreographers for the 2017 season, the COCO Dance Festival 2017 proudly launches its 9th edition at Queen’s Hall Auditorium from the 27th to 29th of October. Every year, the festival creates a space for cutting-edge choreography where one can see the very best of modern contemporary dance from local, regional…