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Divorce Papers: Decent Cast, Weak Script

Oliver Samuels and Ruth Ho Shing in Divorce Papers

When I was a child I loved Michigan and Smiley’s ‘Diseases’, and I would happily chant along that Jah should “lick” the transgressors with diseases for their wayward ways.

A Moment With Ricky Rowe and Emprezz Golding

Emprezz Golding and Ricky Rowe in Laff It Off

When Oliver Mair’s Laff It Off returned to the boards on Boxing Day 2014 (December 26) more than just a few sketches had been changed.

Oliver Samuels Leads Cast for Basil Dawkins' Divorce Papers

Actor Oliver Samuels and playwright and producer Basil Dawkins

At a cursory glance it seems an unlikely pairing, yet odd-couples have been a hallmark of riotous stories and so it might well be fitting that this Boxing Day, Basil Dawkins will be joining forces with Oliver Samuels when Divorce Papers gets served. Divor

Patrick Brown Returns to School with Saving Alligator High

Saving Alligator High

Award-winning playwright Patrick Brown is returning to the education system with the Jambiz International upcoming comedy Saving Alligator High.

Tallawah Drama Festival: A Beacon of Possibility for Caribbean Theatre

Maya Wilkinson's The Heist, Tallawah 2014

When the curtains came down on the 2014 edition of the tertiary drama festival Tallawah, Maya Wilkinson’s hilarious comedy The Heist had snatched up five of the trophies including that for Best Production.

Company Dance Theatre's 26th Season: Technically Sound, Emotionally Weak

The Company Dance Theatre - photo by Matthew Henry
The Company Dance Theatre has often impressed audiences with their admirable technique and unflinching ability to meet their artistic director's choreographic challenges.

8 by 10 Theatre Festival x 3 Nights = 24 Dramatic Treats

Eight by Ten 2013

The sophomore Eight by Ten theatre festival has blossomed and multiplied proffering 24 plays across three nights.

Braata Reaches for Big Things

Braata Folk Singers at the 5th Anniversary Gala

Although they have adopted the Jamaican word for a little something extra, Braata Productions appears to be bent on making a big impression on the Jamaican Diaspora landscape, particularly in New York (Queens) where they are housed.

Funny Kind a Love - A Witty, Dramatic Love Rectangle

Funny Kind' a Love

Patrick Brown’s Funny Kind’ a Love is a menage a quatre, or rather a love rectangle.

Laugh Out Loud Hamlet!

Ladi Emeruwa and Naeem Hayal as Hamlet

“Di show a go slap weh!” calls Tom Lawrence in what was hopefully his best Jamaican accent.

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