• Artist Highlight

    Interview with Lauren K. Alleyne- author of “Difficult Fruit”

    I recently had the wonderful opportunity to interview Lauren K. Alleyne, the author of “Difficult Fruit”, a gripping poetic collage of her life’s journey thus far. It is compelling in its earnestness and rich in vibrant imagery. The interview went as follows: 1.Where are you from? I am from cane fields and Convent, mango trees and cocoyea brooms; from my parents and my siblings, from the sea. I am from steel pan and calypso, Panorama and Parliament take overs. I am from David Rudder and Ras Shorty I. I am from pelau and roti, Mario’s and KFC. I am from ‘not enough’ and ‘make do’, from cut tail and church…

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    MA’s Playhouse Artist highlight

    MA’s Playhouse artistic associate R’kardo St Von will be belting out his cool jazz tones when he opens for Tesanne Chin in the Tobago Jazz Experience 2014.  R’kardo who was showcased in MA’s Playhouse “Nostalgia: Memories of a Topical Past” and more recently, “A Tribute to the Masters, A Kaiso Jazz Experience”,  grew up in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. His passion for music and performance was developed by an eclectic exposure to different genres from the early age of 8. R’kardo holds a BA in Theatre Arts from New York’s Marymount Manhattan College, jazz performance and musical theatre training from New York’s Musical Theatre Works Tony nominated director Lonny Price, and work with…

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    “Home”- the play and its playwright Greg Anderson-Elysee

    The play “HOME” will makes it debut this Saturday as a part of the HOME SWEET HOME fundraiser event. “Home” is a play about a haitian born young man living in the US who his visited by his dead parents. They urge him to reconnect with his haitian roots but he is quite content with leaving everything connected to his Haitian past behind. This short play is packed with all of the emotional conflict that one expects from a family divided first by water and then by culture. It highlights the plight of  child migration, the subsequent assimilation into a new culture vs. alienation by it, as well as the…

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    HOME AGAIN-starring Tatyana Ali

    As we gear up for our HOME SWEET HOME fundraiser this coming Saturday Jan 11th, I came across another film  entitled “HOME AGAIN” and the idea resonated within me and I know it will for many. As MA’s Playhouse is currently exploring the idea of home and what that means to people who have come from the Caribbean, so too does HOME AGAIN delve into this complex concept. This film which was written by Jennifer Holness and directed by Sudz Sutherland follows the lives of three Caribbean born but foreign bred immigrants. They are suddenly deported from their respective foreign countries and taken back to the island of birth, Jamaica.…

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    New Year, New beginnings, home is on my mind, “Home Sweet Home” that is…

    Come out and see this beautiful film directed by Julian Oddman that celebrates home and the nostalgia that comes with it. Hear from people from Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Dominica, Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana and Puerto Rico. See yourself represented and connect with the warmth of the Caribbean. Check out www.masplayhouse.com for more info and for tics for Jan 11th

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    Home Sweet Home Fundraiser- Jan 11th 2014

    SAVE THE DATE!!! What do you miss about home? The food, the smells, the community… The film “Home Sweet Home” invites you take a journey with a few Caribbean immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, Dominica, Puerto Rico, Barbados and Jamaica. The film explores the lives of a few of those who have made the journey from the Caribbean to “foreign” shores and the challenges inherent in making such a journey. MA’s Playhouse invites you to come celebrate with us. Experience a buffet style dinner infused with Caribbean music all around. Have your photo taken by Image Ready on our red carpet! Meet and network with the community.…