• Playwrights of The Week

    Kendel Hippolyte Playwright of the Week

    Kendel Hippolyte is a St. Lucian poet, playwright, and director. Recently retired from academic work, his present focus is to use his skills as a writer and dramatist to raise public awareness and contribute to active solutions of critical social issues. As a poet, his writing ranges across the continuum of language from Standard English to the varieties of Caribbean English, and he has also written poems in Kweyol, his nation language. He has published five books of poetry and authored eight plays. In 2000, he was awarded the St. Lucia Medal of Merit (Gold) for Contribution to the Arts. His most recent book, Fault Lines, was the winner   of the…

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    The Wind in the Dooryard Poem

    I didn’t want this poem to come from the torn mouth, I didn’t want this poem to come from his salt body, but I will tell you what he celebrated: He writes of the wall with spilling coralita from the rim of the rich garden and the clean dirt yard clean as the parlour table with a yellow tree an ackee, an almond a pomegranate in the clear vase of sunlight;

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    Edgar White Playwright of the week

    EDGAR NKOSI WHITEBy Dr Alda TerraccianoEdgar Nkosi White was born in the Caribbean island of Montserrat on 4 April 1947 and brought to the United States in 1952, living in Spanish/English speaking Harlem, New York. He was educated at Yale University and New York Theological Seminary where he respectively completed his studies in Drama and Theology. At the age of eighteen his first play, The Mummer’s Play (1965) was produced by Joseph Papp Public Theatre in New York. According to the publication the success of this production, which revealed his talent as a playwright, convinced the producer to stage his next four plays, including The Crucificado a drama set within…

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    MA’s Players Meetups

    MA’s Playhouse Theatre thanks all participating playwright/poets whom attending our past meetup on 9/21/13. For all other meetup activities, please join us on meetup.com at MA’s Player! http://www.meetup.com/Caribbean-Playwright-Storyteller-Group/

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    Barbara Gloudon Playwright of the Week

    Jamaican born Barbara Gloudon is a journalist, playwright, writer, and the first female chair of the Jamaican Council Institute for the Arts. Gloudon has worked extensively with Jamaica’s Little Movement Theatre Company (LTM) has written an extensive number of pantomimes for them. Her pantomime The Pirate Princess first staged in Jamaica in 1981 was later produced by Temba Theatre Company for the 1986 Black Theatre Season. Productions Production Date Theatre Anansi Come Back 1995 Hackney Empire Theatre The Pirate Princess 1986 Arts Theatre Sourced at National Theatre Plays Archive.

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    VERSES Occasioned by a Young Lady’s asking the Author, What was a Cure for Love?

    From me, my Dear, O seek not to receive What e’en deep-read Experience cannot give. We may, indeed, from the Physician’s skill Some Med’cine find to cure the body’s ill. But who e’er found the physic for the soul, Or made th’ affections bend to his controul? When thro’ the blaze of passion objects show How dark ‘s the shade! how bright the colours glow! All the rous’d soul with transport’s overcome, And the mind’s surly Monitor is dumb.