Playwrights Workshop Trinbago’s (PWT) Monthly Readers Theatre Series (MRTS), held the first Wednesday of every month, will be reading Pen, Paper and Power, written by India Bristol, for the December 2019 instalment. The reading takes place at the National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago’s (NDATT) Studios, located at 97 Southern Main Road, Curepe on December 4, starting at 7 pm.
In Pen, Paper and Power, two friends, brought to trial after being found guilty of a crime in a neighbouring village, seek to cover their misdeeds through criminal means. They entrust their case to a man of power within their own village, who then bends the law to accommodate their wishes. But then friend turns to foe, leaving both men, and the village at large, at risk of a worse fate.
India has been involved in the world of theatre since the age of 17. Having a range of experiences inclusive of, but not limited to, stage management, performance and even costume design, she is no stranger to the inner workings of the industry. Bristol has dabbled with smaller monologues and other written works and she sees it only fitting to continue to explore and develop her talent in this regard. Her belief is simple – she did not find theatre, it found her.
Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT) is inviting actors, playwrights, directors, producers and the general public to the reading to provide the playwright with feedback to further develop his script. The event will be held on Wednesday December 4, 2019, 7 PM at the NDATT Studios, 97 Southern Main Road, Curepe. Admission is FREE.
Come one. Come all. Bring a friend.
PWT reads new stage, screen, and radio plays on the first Wednesday of every month. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call (868) 351-6293; or find us on Facebook and Instagram @playwrightsworkshoptt.
About the 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 Study Away Programme of Trinity College, Hartford, C.T. Lordstreet Theatre’s Jouvay Institute and the National Drama Association of Trinidad & Tobago, celebrates its 16th Anniversary. It continues to have its Monthly Readers Theatre Series on the first Wednesday of every month, at the new NDATT headquarters. Playwrights and aspiring playwrights are reminded that play scripts read at the Monthly Readers Theatre Series can qualify for further development at the Annual New Play Festival in the following year.