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)"
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"
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"
The last couple of weeks have been some of the busiest of the year. They won’t BE the busiest of the year—that time comes in late September/early October for me—but they HAVE been the busiest. The reason? Well, as soon as the academic year ends for me, the theatrical year begins. Five years ago I […]Read more "Vaca-Who?"
With the curtain call of Julius Caesar, at 10:30 tonight, the 2011 Shakespeare in Paradise theatre festival officially came to an end. We would like to thank all of our performers, directors, volunteers, staff, guests artists, sponsors and of course our audiences who helped to make this year’s festival a success. For the majority of […]Read more "Shakespeare in Paradise — A Theatre Festival for Nassau and the World"
How Pinteresque, to die on Christmas Eve. LONDON (AP) — Harold Pinter, praised as the most influential British playwright of his generation and a longtime voice of political protest, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 78. Pinter, whose distinctive contribution to the stage was recognized with the Nobel Prize for […]Read more "R.I.P. Harold Pinter"