Trinidad & Tobago sets high standard at the Caribbean Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival

On December 3rd 2017, the students of Naparima College returned to Trinidad and Tobago with 10 awards from the Caribbean Secondary School Drama Festival, including the Vaughn M. Walter Award for Best Original Script, the Eleston Adams Award for Best Directing, and the Award for Best Overall Production. The Festival, which ran from November 26th…

Annual New Play Festival continues for second weekend

The Annual New Play Festival 2017 continues this weekend November 10 – 12, with Toni Lima’s “Bedbugs” and Aryana Mohammed’s “Sunrise Love to Sunset Hate.” The two plays will run November 10 to 12 at the Big Black Box, Murray Street, Woodbrook. Both plays received rave reviews at their premieres during the first weekend of the Festival. “Intense,…

Equus Rides Again

The Best Reviewed Play of 2017 Returns to the Little Carib Theatre After rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, and overwhelming public demand, The Players’ Workshop’s production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus returns to the Little Carib Theatre, 10 – 12 November, for three final performances. Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s passionate and…

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…

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…