‘Everyone’s Got A Gun’ at Trinidad Theatre Workshop

The Playwrights Workshop Trinbago, Readers Theatre Series will continue on Wednesday 2nd August 2017, with a reading of Brendon O, Brien’s latest play; ‘Everyone’s Got A Gun, at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop.

Set in an almost post-apocalyptic Trinidad, ‘Everyone’s Got A Gun’ tells the story of four gun-toting strangers trapped in a bar after curfew hours. A murderous conspiracy follows one of them, teaching them all the hard way that nowhere is safe where crime and corruption is the law of the land.

Brendon O’Brien is a young Spoken Word poet, playwright and director. Since 2010, he’s written five original plays, and has directed both commercially, in partnership with the local NGO ParentingTT, and for festivals such as the National Drama Festival 2013 and the New Play Festival 2016. Brendon’s desire is to create smart theatrical work with interesting ways of seeing characters and situations, and to challenge both performers and audiences with those perspectives.

‘Everyone’s Got A Gun’ is the fifth of his O’ Brien’s works to be read at the Playwrights Workshop; one he is especially excited to have read at the workshop because it is one of the favourite pieces he has written.

Brendon O Brien Culturego
Brendon O’Brien | Photo Credit: Culturego

“It is always an eye opening experience to hear what other writers and performers liked, expected and were caught offguard by. I am looking forward to hearing what the folks who get a chance to read, think about the work.” Brendon said in a recent interview with the T&T Performing Arts Network.

 “I hope that other people get a chance to share their own expectations and help me make a piece of work that is even more entertaining and enlightening.”

One of Playwrights Workshop Trinbago’s aims is to foster the development of original storytelling through drama and play making. On the first Wednesday of every month, actors and the general public are invited to read new stage plays and screenplays, by T&T playwrights and screenwriters.

The reading of Brendon O’Brien’s ‘Everyone’s Got A Gun’ takes place on August 2nd at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, corner Jerningham Avenue and Norfolk Street, Belmont, at 7 pm. All are invited. Admission is FREE.

For further information call (868) 351-6293; email: playwrightsworkshoptt@gmail.com, or find Playwrights Workshop Trinbago on facebook.

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