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Andrew Clarke holds down Off-Broadway gig

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Andrew Clarke sings during a scene from the musical 'Flambeaux'. - Contributed

Hot on the heels of his outstanding performance in the Caribbean musical Flambeaux, Jamaican actor and award-winning vocalist Andrew Clarke is starring in another production.

Clarke is featured in Jason Williamson's A Girl Without Wings, a contemporary riff on an Andean myth, from October 4 to 27 at the International Theatre Arts Institute's (IATI) newly renovated facility at 64 East Fourth Street.

The play is based on a folk tale of the Quechua-speaking communities of Ecuador and Peru. An object theatre piece, it tells the story of a lonely condor who falls in love with a spirited shepherd girl.

As founder and artistic director of the Braata Folk Singers and head of Braata Productions in New York, Clarke actively promotes Jamaican culture by facilitating the work of writers, producers, and directors. The musicals provide an opportunity to extend his talent to the preservation of Trinidadian and South American culture and to showcase his talent to a wider audience.

IATI is a New York-based, non-profit performing arts organisation, established in 1968, dedicated to serving both English and Spanish-speaking audiences of all ages. Its productions aim to be both play and provocateur, combining the prose of Gabriel García Márquez with the intrigue of Borges and Cortázar.