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40 years of Sulkari

As part and parcel of its ethos, the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) has always looked to the wider Caribbean in the development of its aesthetic, and the diversification of its repertoire. Founding father, the late Professor Rex Nettleford, as a strong proponent of... Read More

Universal Orlando seeks to reopen theme parks in early June
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Universal Orlando is aiming to reopen its theme parks in early June, a resort official said Thursday, more than two months after the company joined cross town rivals Disney World and SeaWorld in closing their gates to stop the spread of the new...... Read More

Yendi's Odyssey
Yendi Philipps is adding yet another facet to her brand.The model, beauty queen, entrepreneur, and mother recently launched a new show available on her YouTube platform.... Read More

Theatric justice
A week ago Philip Clarke was a happy man.... Read More

Room for improvement

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 13 2020    

In 2019 there was an increase in the number of plays which were submitted for adjudication for the Actor Boy Awards (ABA), compared with the previous two years. Read More

A mother's tale

BY Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Sunday, May, 10 2020    

THE dancehall has been a source of income for people from some of Jamaica's toughest communities for decades. Many women who rely on weekly dances for their bread and butter have been in limbo since the sector shut down in March due to COVID-19. Read More

Broadway considers the path forward for shows to go on

Wednesday, May, 6 2020    

NEW YORK (AP) — When Broadway theatres finally reopen, at least one musical theater fan will show up. But she'll look a little different. Read More

J'can Folk Singers optimistic

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 3 2020    

AT least one local performing arts group is offering a measure of hope to its followers and supporters that it could stage its annual season of performances later this year. Read More

Fabian Barracks: Making strides in local theatre

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 3 2020    

In 2010, an aspiring, young playwright with lofty ambitions decided to take what could have been considered a negative situation, pressed forward and today he is reaping the rewards. Read More

'A CRYING SHAME'

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 21 2020    

Actor/playwright David Heron says it is “a crying shame” there is little, if any, footage of theatre stalwarts like actress Lois Kelly Miller who died in St Andrew on April 8. Read More

Double dames

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 19 2020    

A week ago the nominations for the annual Actor Boy Awards were announced and actresses Dahlia Harris and Rosie Murray both have two nominations in the same category — Best Actress in a Lead Role. Read More

Theatre practitioner Bobby Clarke is dead

Friday, April, 17 2020    

Costume designer Anya Gloudon-Nelson says the legacy of late theatre practitioner Robert “Bobby” Clarke will live on forever. Read More

Rayon McLean is Re'Ashored

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 16 2020    

TO say Rayon McLean is overjoyed is an understatement. The writer, director, and artistic director of Quilt Performing Arts Company is ecstatic with the 15 Actor Boy Award nominations his epic musical drama, Re'Ashored, has received. Read More

Re'Ashored sails into Actor Boy Awards

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 12 2020    

Re'Ashored , the epic, musical drama mounted by Quilt Performing Arts Company, has snagged the lion's share of nominations for this year's Actor Boy Awards (ABA). The production earned a total of 15 nominations for the awards which recognise excellence... Read More

Birth of a tradition

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 12 2020    

The stage at Little Theatre in St Andrew was dark this morning. No dancers waiting in the wings, no musicians tuning their instruments, no singers waiting to enthral an audience. Read More



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