Five Plays Over Two Days at Queen’s Hall

Over the course of two days, five plays by UWI Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) playwriting students will be read for the May instalment of the Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT) Monthly Readers Theatre Series (MRTS). The readings will take place on Wednesday 3rd, and Thursday 4th May 2023, 7:00 PM (GMT -4) each night at Queen’s Hall Lobby, 1-3 St Ann’s Rd, Port of Spain, and online via Zoom.

Queen’s Hall Lobby | Photo courtesy Queen’s Hall

Chains of Regret by Alister Edwards is a folklore story that takes place in Morne Diablo Village situated in Trinidad. The play is centred on a daughter’s curse, a promise, the birth of the Lagahoo (Trinidadian folklore character).

A Moruga Folklore Tale by Shakira Burton tells the story of a Moruga community named Indian Walk. It details the love affair of a married man and woman that turns deadly.

In Main Ridge by Mickela Stewart, a group escaping their slave masters travels deep into the Main Ridge to start their new life, but worse things are yet to come as creatures begin to creep out of the dark uncharted forest.

The Fight by Kaya Edwards is a spiritual based play that follows the lives of two Baptist girls. One learns to embrace her religion while the other flourishes in it.

Double Done by Blessed Smith is about a married woman who isn’t where she wants to be in life and wants to experience it from another point of view, which causes her to live a double life.

Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT) is inviting actors, playwrights, directors, producers and the general public to join us in person at the Queen’s Hall Lobby, or via Zoom to listen to the cold reading and participate in the discussion to assist the playwrights with the further development of the scripts. The event will be held on Wednesday May 3 and Thursday May 4 at 7:00 PM (GMT -4).

DateMeeting LinkMeeting ID
Wednesday 3rd May 3194 4519
Thursday 4th May 0086 5714

Come one. Come all. Bring a friend.

The NDATT extends its gratitude to the Board and Management of Queen’s Hall for the use of their facilities for the May 2023 instalment of PWT’s MRTS.

PWT reads new stage, screen, and radio plays on the first Wednesday of every month. Plays read in 2023 for the Monthly Readers Theatre Series will qualify for workshopping, staging, and award consideration at the New Play Festival 2024.

For further information or to submit a script for reading in the MRTS, email; call/text/WhatsApp (868) 351-6293; find us on Facebook and Instagram @playwrightsworkshoptt; or on NDATT’s website

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