Three Plays for Playwrights Workshop Trinbago’s March Instalment

The March 2018 instalment of Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT)’s Monthly Readers Theatre Series will feature readings of three plays: ‘CURTAIN CALL’ by Hakeeb Nandalal, ‘FATHER FIGURE’ by Randy Ablack and Ronald John’s ‘PIECES OF A DREAM’, on Wednesday 7th March, 7PM, at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop.

The Playwrights Workshop Trinbago’s Monthly Reader Session  at Trinidad Theatre Workshop | Photo Credit: Triston Wallace

Hakeeb Nandalal, a retired Land Surveyor interested in moving from technical to creative writing, said of ‘CURTAIN CALL’ that it is not a complete play but the core dialog of a potentially full play about an old man in his final years trying to pass on his wisdom to his grandson.

Randy Ablack is an aspiring playwright and poet, currently enrolled in UWI’s MFA program for short story writers. In Randy’s ‘FATHER FIGURE’, we find a young boy caught hunting in the Caroni Bird Sanctuary during the 1990 coup.

In ‘PIECES OF A DREAM’, Professor Einstein, who claims to be a lecturer at a university, sits all day in Woodford Square, writing on heaps of paper, talking to himself and giving long speeches to no one in particular. Two homeless souls sit waiting on him, swapping stories, cracking jokes and planning ways of getting out of their poverty. When Mary, a woman with a dubious character, passes by and notices the professor, she falls in love. This new play by Ronald John, was first read in November 2017 and has since gone through some changes.

The Playwrights Workshop Trinbago is inviting actors, playwrights, directors, producers and the general public to the reading, to provide the three playwrights with feedback, to further develop their scripts.

The event will be held on Wednesday 7th February 2018, 7PM at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, #6 Newbold Street, St Clair. Admission is FREE but Space Is Limited. RSVP is Required. [CLICK HERE]

PWT reads new stage, screen, and teleplays on the first Wednesday of every month. For further information email or call (868) 351-6293.

About Playwrights Workshop Trinbago

Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT) is an organization coordinated by playwrights for the making of plays. PWT is dedicated to the memory and work of renowned Trinidadian scholar, academic, theatre historian, playwright and director ERROL HILL (1921-2003) and Tobagonian poet, playwright, essayist and journalist ERIC ROACH (1915-1974).

This year the workshop, initiated in 2003 by Tony Hall, with support from Trinity in Trinidad Global Learning Site of Trinity College, Hartford, C.T. Lordstreet Theatre’s Jouvay Institute and the National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago, celebrates its 15th Anniversary. It continues to have its Monthly Readers Theatre Series on the first Wednesday of every month, at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. Plays read at the monthly readers sessions will qualify for further development at the Annual New Play Festival in the following year.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s