Michael Cherrie: ’The Black Brando‘. Photograph by Jeffrey Chock

Michael Cherrie blossoms

He’s been dubbed “the Black Brando” and, writes Caroline Taylor, Michael Cherrie’s future as an actor seems assured.

Persona of an American tourist. Photograph by Jeffrey Chock

Trinidad’s Caroline Taylor: packing light

In Pack Light, Trinidadian performer Caroline Taylor discovers herself.

Members of Arts-in-Action portraying traditional Carnival characters. Photograph courtesy Arts-in-Action

Ready for Arts-in-Action

Arts-in-Action is a Trinidad-based group on the cutting edge of art as a means of social change.

Inika Leigh Wright. Photograph courtesy Inika Leigh Wright

Unlonely Londoners

The postwar wave of migration from the West Indies to the United Kingdom that started with the Empire Windrush changed the face of London.

Quweina Roberts, sitting, and Conrad Parris in the Indiana State production of Lucky Diamond. Photograph by Jeffery Chock

Tonight at the Diamond: David Rudder & Tony Hall’s Brand New Lucky Diamond Horseshoe Club

David Rudder’s play-in-a-song “The Brand New Lucky Diamond Horseshoe Club” brings old-time Port of Spain back to life on stage.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Rawle Gibbons: breaking down the Ivory Tower

Rawle Gibbons explains how the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts at UWI’s St Augustine campus rethinks the nature of arts education.

Oliver Samuels and Louise Bennett on stage. Photograph courtesy the Little Theatre Movement

Jamaica’s pantomime: upstaging tradition

Jamaica’s National Pantomime has been a Christmas-season tradition since the 1940s, entertaining tens of thousands while preserving folk culture.

Rex Nettleford in 1965. Photograph by Maria LaYacona

Rex Nettleford: “Running a university is like running a dance company”

Rex Nettleford, founder of the Jamaica National Dance Theatre Company and former vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies.

Illustration by Christopher Cozier

À la recherche: Monsieur Toussaint by Edouard Glissant

In his play Monsieur Toussaint, Edouard Glissant poignantly captures the complex character and historical dilemma of Haiti’s revolutionary hero.

Christopher Rodriguez. Photograph courtesy Talawa/ Photograph by Richard H. Smith

Theatre Buzz – Dragged on Stage

Playwright Christopher Rodriguez brings High Heel Parrotfish to the London stage.