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'Earth': Dance, Sculpture, Poetry

Neila Ebanks in 'Earth'

Derek Walcott's poem 'Earth' was transformed with music and live sculpture through the combined artistry of sculptor Toby Grant and the dance and choreography of Neila Ebanks. The two engaged in a six-hour collaboration between the two artists that had passersby slowing down or coming over.

Karl William's 'Not About Eve' Scores Three Nominations in the 2013 VIV Awards

(l-r) Andrew Clarke, Jeff Anderson Gunter and Karl Williams at the 2013 NBTF

The Off-Broadway Revival of Karl William’s Not About Eve has scored three nominations from the AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre, the VIV Awards.

The Fourth Time Remains a Charm for Basil Dawkins' Toy Boy

Christorpher McFarlane and Maylynne Lowe in Basil Dawkins' Toy Boy

In its fourth journey to the Jamaican stage, Basil Dawkins’ Toy Boy has been taken over by a new generation of actors and the director and they have handled themselves admirably, presenting an enjoyable take on a Jamaican play that which each staging inches closer to becoming a

Toni-Kay Dawkins on Sitting in the Director's Chair with 'Toy Boy'

Toni-Kay Dawkins talks about her new role as director of Basil Dawkins' Toy Boy

Earlier this week, Susumba sat down for a quick chat with Toni-Kay Dawkins about her directorial debut with the re-staging of Basil Dawkins’ Toy Boy. She talks about the challenges, fears and lessons learnt as she tackled one of her father’s most successful production.

Actor Andrew Clarke Takes Wing in Retelling of Andean Myth

Andrew Clarke founder of Braata Productions

Andrew Clarke, Founder and Artistic Director of the Braata Folk Singers and head of Braata Productions is spreading his theatrical wings with an Andean myth.

A Hearty Platter of Bite-Sized Plays in Eight by Ten Festival

QUILT performs 'Open, Closed Door'

Though the promised platter of bite-sized plays was short by one, the Philip Sherlock Centre’s offering on the first night of its inaugural Eight By Ten Festival resulted in a hearty meal of diverse and engaging theatre.

Eight by Ten Multiplies into 3-Night Theatre Festival

Keiran KIng and Hilary Nicholson in Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf

Eight by Ten, a night of eight ten minute plays, usually eclectic, diverse and entertaining works that vary markedly from the standard theatrical fare, quickly secured its place as one of the premiere activities of the Kingston on the Edge Festival (KOTE).

Jamaica Labrish: Miss Lou's Legacy Examined

Louise Bennett and Ranny Williams are enshrined in the Jamaican imagination

Louise Bennett-Coverly, Miss Lou, remains unrivaled as one of Jamaica’s most important cultural figures. Yet, you couldn’t tell this from the smattering of people who turned out to celebrate Miss Lou Day 2013, September 6, at the space named in her honour, The Louise Bennett Garden Theatre.

A Light 'Internet Affair'

Brian-Ray Moore and Pepita Little in Aston Cooke's Internet Affair

It seems that the summer 2013 season of theatre in Jamaica was about sex, sex and more sex. The string of summer plays have produced stories about prostitutes, incest, and ... well God alone knows what Risque was about.

It's All About 'Eve': Karl Williams' Sophomore Work Generates Buzz at Black Theatre Fest

(l-r) Andrew Clarke (producer), Jeff Anderson Gunter and Karl Williams

In 2006 with the staging of his second full-length play, Not About Eve, writer and actor Karl Williams showed that he was by no means a one-hit wonder. Several years later, the play continues to earn Williams accolades and gaining recognition.

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