Yvonne Weekes believes that “if you touch one soul, you change the world.” As producer, director, performance poet, and teacher facilitator, she has touched the lives of quite a few. Yvonne Weeks has successfully combined her all of her skills to offer unique workshops dealing with a variety of social issues in Barbados in order to empower and educate others as well. It shows through her commitment to the theatre and her company.
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Born in 1965 even as a young child Yvonne Weekes had the desire to be apart of the theatre. she is currently an established an actress, writer/director, teacher, and currently the Theatre Arts Coordinator at Barbados Community College. Winner of the Frank Collymore Literary Award in 2004 for her memoir, Volcano, her first play, Blue Soap, was published in 2010. Her most recent work, Broken Dolls, aired on CBC in 2011. Yvonne is currently involved in writing and directing community drama pieces for the AIDS Foundation of Barbados, the Ministry of Health and the Barbados Government Information Service that deal with AIDS awareness, stigmatization and discrimination as well as other chronic non-communicable diseases. [more…]
Yvonne’s appearance at GR11 on Saturday, June 18, bridges the literary and theatrical when she takes to the Folkestone stage with the Barbados Community College theatre group. (Green Readings is a trademark of ArtsEtc.)
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