You are here

Jamaican Plays

Heist Steals the Spotlight

Heist by Maya Wilkinson is a bright, funny new Jamaican play

Heist came to life on the stage of the Tallawah Drama Festival in 2014 when it copped awards for Best Production, Best New Play, and Best Set declaring its writer and director Maya Wilkinson an interesting talent to watch.

He Said She Said: A Comedic Battle of the Sexes

The sexes face off in Ellis International's Jamaican play He Said She Said

Men and women faceoff in Ellis International’s newest production, He Said She Said, a comedy revue now on show at the Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston, exploring touchy relationship issues for a good laugh.

Historical Opera 1865 Racks Up 15 Actor Boy Nominations

UWI Singer's 1865 leads the pack with 15 Actor Boy nominations

Come April 4, when the curtains open on the 2015 Actor Boy Awards, the air will be full of anticipation, as some 20 productions contend for coveted prizes in 21 categories.

Magic and Mayhem in Patrick Brown’s Duppy Whisperer

Patrick Brown's Duppy Whisperer conjures humour & class politics from obeah

It would not have been surprising if audience members at Wednesday’s staging of Patrick Brown’s Duppy Whisperer had left post production, wheeling or issuing salts as proverbial guards against the conjurings they had witnessed.

Seven Shades of Woman Boasts a Deep Pool of Talent

Veronique Smith and Julene Robinson in Brian Johnson's Bullying

Seven Shades of Woman at the Philip Sherlock Centre in Kingston presented a deep pool of acting talent.

Ratoon - Well-Intentioned But Disappointing

Erna Brodber's Ratoon staged by the Edna Manley College

Erna Brodber’s play Ratoon is a clear relative of the celebrated writer’s seminal novel Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home though it is obviously not quite an adaptation. Jane and Louisa is a complex novel that is a hard to understand.

Riot Act - A Musical of Historic Proportions

Riot Act explores Tacky's act of revolution

Riot Act is the latest play written and directed by Michael Holgate. The musical was recently staged at the Philip Sherlock Centre by the University Players.

Samson and Di Liar: A Humourous Take on Homelessness

Tony 'Paleface' Hendriks and Ricky Rowe in the comedy Samson and Di Liar

The homeless who ‘litter’ the streets of Kingston are often seen as little more than society’s flotsam cluttering our gullies and sidewalks. They are obstacles to be avoided and certainly not smelt.

From Jamaica to London and Back Again: Tony Hendriks and Ricky Rowe Bring Home Samson and Di Liar

Tony Hendriks and Ricky Rowe in the comedy Samson and Di Liar

Relative new comer, at least to being a commercial theatre producer, Scarlette Beharie is bringing home the comedy Samson and Di Liar, starring Tony Hendriks and Ricky Rowe. The play will be a welcome addition to an unusually quiet summer.

Karl Williams Play Joins New York Summer Reading Series

Jamaican playwright Karl Williams in Culture Project Summer Reading Series

Jamaican actor and playwright Karl Williams is included in the 2015 Summer Reading Series staged by the Culture Project.

Pages