my love is too complicated to have thrown back on my face Shange, “no more love poems #4” – for colored girls lady in red In rehearsal again. for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. In honour of Ntozake Shange, who died last year, and of Theresa Moxey-Ingraham, who also […]Read more "for colored girls who have considered suicide … (a laying on of hands)"
The thing about running a theatre festival is how fast things go. Only last week we were opening the student matinees, with our local, age-appropriate production of Romeo and Juliet; last weekend the Ringplay production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf revived itself for four final shows; and […]Read more "Shakespeare in Paradise 2014"
Shakespeare in Paradise 2014 soft-opens today with the first student matinee of Romeo and Juliet. I’m juggling many plates! Keeping them all in the air is challenging at the very least, and the beginning of October is the time when they all fly up and some of them come crashing down. The one I always have […]Read more "Today’s the day"
I’m sitting in the dark lighting booth of the Dundas Theatre, running lights and sound for the Ringplay production of 12 Angry Men. The play has an easy first act for me: lights up at the beginning, fast fade and music at the end. All the focus is on the stage. It’s coming up on […]Read more "Notebook of a Return to our Theatre Home"
This is not the post that I would have liked to write in the days after the close of The Legend of Sammie Swain, but it has to be done. We received so much support from our audiences and so many congratulations from the public at large for the revival of my father’s folk opera that […]Read more "Saving Sammie Swain"
People have been asking, as they do, what makes it cost so much to put on a theatre festival. It’s a question we come up against a lot, whether it’s asked in a straightforward fashion or whether it’s behind some other question or assumption, such as the one I was asked outright last year: “Why […]Read more "What it costs to make theatre in Nassau, Bahamas"
For those of you who may not know, I do theatre in my spare time. “Spare” may be a misnomer. “Unassigned” may be a better way of putting it. See, I work for a living because I have to; I need that regular income, and most of all I need that health insurance. I’m a […]Read more "Creating theatre in Nassau, Bahamas"