Three new dramas by young writers from Trinidad and Tobago for the 2019 Caribbean Festival of the Arts. The dramas are wildly different but share a common theme of transformation.
Three new dramas by young writers from Trinidad and Tobago, recorded for the 2019 Caribbean Festival of the Arts.
"Mr Singh", by Derron Sandy, is set in a troubled country school where lawlessness prevails. New teacher Mr Singh arrives with his peaceful Buddhist ways, prompting his colleagues to lay bets as to how long he’ll last.
"Aron", by Kyle Hernandez, is about a 19-year-old working in his uncle’s barber shop, under pressure from all sides to grow up and decide his future. It’s a modern-day fairy tale in which a young man and a famous soca star form an alliance against toxic masculinity.
In "Water More Than Flour" (an expression meaning hard times), by Elisha Efua Bartels, we eavesdrop on a couple who are keeping secrets from each other. Her secret is bigger than his.
Mr Singh ..... Keegan Maharaj
Ms Serrieux ..... Rhesa Samuel
Mr Pelton ..... Idrees Saleem
Mrs Frank ..... Tafar Lewis
Felicia ..... Khadijah Kirton
Bolo ..... Israel Nunes
Children from the Quays Foundation, Maloney, Trinidad & Tobago.
Writer Derron Sandy
Original music Kenyatta Lewis
Aron ..... Levee Rodriguez
Uncle ..... Errol Fabien
Dad ..... Anand Lawkaran
Teddy Boi ..... Jayron Remy
Friday ..... Tishanna Williams
Imani ..... Nickolai Salcedo
Writer Kyle Hernandez
Original music by Kyle Hernandez, Jayron Remy & Nickolai Salcedo
WATER MORE THAN FLOUR
She ..... Mandisa Granderson
He ..... Conrad Parris
Girlfriend ..... Kimmy Stoute-Robinson
Friend ..... Arnold Goindham
Writer Elisha Efua Bartels
Recorded music 3canal
Original music Everald ‘Red Man’ Watson
Sound engineering and design for all three dramas by Kasi Foster, Robin Foster and Alisdair McGregor
Producer/Director Melanie Harris
A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 3 and Trini Good Media.