Marathon Readers Theatre Event at UWI DCFA

After the historic reading of twelve scripts in the May 2018 instalment of the Playwrights Workshop Trinbago’s (PWT) Monthly Readers Theatre Series, the student playwrights have rewritten their scripts and are ready to have them read again. To facilitate the reading of the scripts and in bringing back traditions of yesteryear, PWT and the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, will be hosting a Marathon Readers Theatre Event. The reading starts at 10 am on Saturday, June 30th and ends when the last play has been read and the discussion concluded.

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

These enthusiastic youngsters, in a course guided by Tony Hall, were engaged for the semester in studying different approaches to playwriting and play construction mainly for the stage. Their course of study, which embraces the writing of short play scripts, is aimed at entry level, even though some have more experience in the craft than others. Though the task of rewriting is difficult, the students bravely attempted the rewrite in under two months with the guidance of their lecturers dramaturging the process. As always, there will be discussions with all the playwrights right after the readings.

The DCFA and PWT, in partnership with the Trinidad and Tobago Performing Arts Network, are inviting actors, playwrights, directors, producers and the general public to the Marathon Readers Theatre Event to participate as readers and to provide the students, our future playwrights, with feedback to further develop their scripts.

The Readings will be held on Saturday June 30, 2018 at the DCFA Building, Gordon Street, St Augustine, starting at 10AM. Admission is FREE but Space Is Limited.

CLICK HERE to RSVP

For further information email playwrightsworkshoptt@gmail.com or call (868) 351-6293. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram @playwrightsworkshoptt.

 Come one. Come all. Bring a friend.


About the Playwrights Workshop Trinbago

Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT) is an organization coordinated by playwrights for the making of plays. The organization 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. Playwrights and aspiring playwrights are reminded that plays read at the Monthly Readers Theatre Series will qualify for further development at the Annual New Play Festival in the following year.

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