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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.

Johnny Daley Goes Live

Christopher 'Johnny' Daley

A life of poverty is no laughing matter ... unless you are a comedian, then it makes for hilarious fodder for your routine.

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.

Tribe Sankofa Gets 'Turnt Up' With Kei Miller and Michael Sean Harris

Kei Miller, Yashika Graham and Michael Sean Harris for World Soul in December

Tribe Sankofa is getting ‘turnt up’! At least so declares the name of their upcoming edition of their Word Soul performance event. The list of guest performers slated to join the Tribe for the performance suggests that this is no empty boast.

Seven Women and a Scholarship - Actress Julene Robinson's Bid to Attend Rose Bruford

Julene Robinson in 'Me And My White Boy' an excerpt from The Black That I Am

With few scholarship opportunities on hand in Jamaica, the road toward higher education in the arts can be a narrow one. Time and again young artists find the best way to pave the way is through their talent and those of friends and colleagues.

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.

Caribbean Secondary Schools Drama Festival for November

JYT performs Wi Love Wi Self at Schools Drama Fest 2013

Just under 100 students from 8 Caribbean countries will gather in Trinidad and Tobago to share their art and vie for glory on a single Caribbean stage. The occasion is the 9th biennial Caribbean Drama Schools Festival which will take place November 1-8, 2015. 

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.

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