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Legend hosts directing for the stage workshop

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2012 | 12:00 AM

International theatre director and writer Yvonne Brewster (OBE and a Black Theatre Fest Living Legend) was the lecturer during a master class for directors of the stage titled 'Some Principles and Practicalities of Directing for the Stage'.

The workshop targeted members of the theatre industry who are practising directors - participants included a range of personalities with varying experiences ranging from veteran directors such as Trevor Nairne and Jean Small to new comers such as Peter Abrikian, Damion Radcliffe and Rayon Mclean.

The workshop was interactive and involved participants demonstrating and exploring their techniques and critiquing each other's work.

The series of activities will come to a climax with the 22nd staging of the Actor Boy Awards tomorrow at the Chaser's Café.

Bello and Blakka reunion

This year's awards will feature a grand reunion of the legendary comedic duo Bello and Blakka (Winston Bell and Owen Ellis), graduates of the Edna Manley School of Drama, which is the 2011 recipient of the International Theatre Institute's major award for Exemplary Contribution to the Development of Jamaican Theatre.

The awards will also feature Keisha Patterson in concert and will be followed by a party at the venue.

The series of activities will enjoy its conclusion on April 9 with a 'Theatre Night Out on Easter Monday' with Dahlia Harris' Back-A-Yard at 6 p.m. at the Pantry Playhouse and Basil Dawkins' Where is My Father at 8:30 p.m. at the Little Little Theatre. Both shows will be selling discounted tickets of $1,000 per show.