CECILIA SALAZAR – Macomere
Cecilia Salazar is one of the leading actresses in Trinidad & Tobago today. She holds a BA in theatre from Brock University, Ontario, Canada and is the recipient of 5 Best Actress awards and 4 Best Supporting Actress awards, of The Cacique Awards for Excellence in Theatre in Trinidad & Tobago.
Cecilia currently teaches drama at St. Monica’s Prep. and at several primary schools and has a Saturday drama class. She is also the proud mother of Isabella, Serena and Stella
CHRISTOPHER SHEPPARD – Shango
Christopher Sheppard is a dancer, choreographer and actor who has been performing from the age of twelve. He has performed with major dance companies throughout Trinidad and Tobago, including the National Dance Company of T&T, Cyril St Lewis, Humming Birds Dance Company, and the Carol La Chapelle Dance Company, as well as the Movements Dance Company of Edmonton, Canada.
JOSEPH JOMO PIERRE – Jason
Joseph Jomo Pierre, is both a playwright and an actor. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, the West Indian transplant grew up in Toronto (Scarborough) Canada. His connection to both locales is an integral part of who he is and where he writes from.
An important aspect to his work is his desire to represent the unrepresented on stage. His characters are the everyday folk on the street. Black faces on stage that the youth can relate to. Depicting their struggle for him is a way of validating their existence. It is with love, compassion and a sense of hope that he starts each project, even the most challenging ones.
JOSEPH LEWIS – Ogun (Alternate)
Joseph Lewis is a young, multi-talented, upcoming performer who has proudly represented Trinidad and Tobago at numerous events including The World Champions of Performing Arts in Hollywood California, USA, in 2009, 2011 and 2012, in the fields of Dance, Acting, Singing and Modeling. Over he years he has brought home 5 Gold, 13 Silver, 4 Bronze and 3 Overall Awards.
KEARN SAMUEL – Creon/Aegeus
Kearn Samuel has been performing for the past 13 years as a singer and actor in both theatre and film. One third of the pop/dance/hip hop group ‘Sovereignty’, theatre and film has somehow taken the forefront out of Kearn’s endeavors. Kearn plans to make performing his career whether it be just in Trinidad or flying his country’s flag high worldwide.
LEVI KING – Tan / Chantwell
Levi King is an award winning actor and director, with a series of other talents including singing and songwriting. With a view to keeping true to his national identity, Levi King aims to take his talents to the world stage while reflecting his Barbadian identity. Evidenced in the short plays he has directed such as “Pretty Daughta” and in the plays he has been featured in, the likes of his most recent production, “Alleluia Porkchops”. With the solid foundation of a sturdy Barbadian upbringing, Levi “Levitance” King, aims to take on the world.
MARIE CHAN-DURITY – Macomere
In addition to working extensively under the directorship of Raymond Choo Kong, she has worked on stage with directors such as Davindra Dookie on “The Devils” & others; Errol Seetahal “A Brighter Sun”, “Miss Julie” & others; Tony Hall “Sangre Grande by Two”; Bernard Hazel “Waves of Hope” & others; Ricardo Nanton “Theatro” & others; Helmer Hilwig “Miracle at Stollmeyer’s Castle” & others; and the late Geraldine Conner “Carnival Messiah”.
Michael Mortley; a current holder of a BFA in Dance from the University of Trinidad and Tobago, began dancing at the age of 14 years at his Secondary School which he represented at various competitions including the Secondary School’s Dance Festival. His teacher, seeing his potential, introduced him to la Dance Caribe where he began taking classes in Folk, Limbo, Ballet and Modern.
PENELOPE SPENCER – Macomere
Originally a San Fernando girl ‘Pennie’ as she’s fondly called came to Port of Spain on a dance audition and never looked back. The mother of one son has been involved in theatre for the last 30 something years.
She currently teaches Drama, Story telling and Creative writing at Newtown Girls R.C School and St. Monica’s Prep and runs a three Months theatre course at Necessary arts school once a year. Pennie is Spiritual Being who loves life and living.
SONIA WILLIAMS – Nen/ Mama Neza
Sonia Williams is a well-respected director and performance artist whose works have been showcased at national, regional and international events. She has written Full-length Plays, Choreopoems, Short Stories and Poetry. Her Novella This Too Will Pass was published in 2014. She can be seen in the Canadian film The Triangle, the Barbadian feature film Sweet Bottom and British-Barbadian film A Caribbean Dream.
SUSAN HANNAYS-ABRAHAM – Macomere
Susan Hannays-Abraham was trained as an actor and in Stage Craft and History of the Theatre by Sonya Moze. Her professional career has spanned more than 25 years during which time she has worked with most of the Production Companies in Trinidad and Tobago. Acting has been the main area of her career, although Susan has engaged in various aspects of theatre production. She has worked as an Assistant to the Producer; Stage Manager; Assistant to the Director; Assistant Director and as Director. Hannays-Abraham has also taught theatre arts for both stage and video/television performances.
TISHANNA WILLIAMS – Medea
Described as “an amazing young talent with a great role to play in the future development of T&T theatre”, Tishanna is dedicated to making a living from the things that make her happy.
Her prowess as an actress and vocalist who has allowed her to grace stages as far as Europe and in addition to major theatrical roles like Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Dorothy(The Wiz), Bolom (Ti Jean and His Brothers) and Justina (Bitter Cassava), she was also cast in the internationally acclaimed, multi-awarded film, ‘God Loves the Fighter’
TRISTON RICHMOND – Medea’s Son
Triston Richmond is currently a SEA student at St. Patricks’ Newtown Boys RC School. He enjoys acting, music, singing, playing guitar, drumming and piano. He has been a guitar student at ‘Prestige Vocal Academy’ where he has performed in various musical concerts such as ‘Crescendo’ and other Christmas concerts which took place at The Little Carib Theatre. Triston was also a participant in the 2016 Primary Schools Parang Final Competition at Trinity East College, Trincity. Outside of music, he enjoys chess, swimming and basketball.
MINDY GILES – Oshun
Mindy Giles is a folk and limbo dancer, stilt walker, singer and pannist. Over the past 17 years, she has been the tutor & choreographer of the Diego Martin Footprints Folk Performers and many other groups for the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition. She has also choreographed for the Universoul Circus in the USA and the UWI, St. Augustine Dance Theatre.
NATHAN PASCALL – Medea’s Son
Nathan Sir Dion Tre’ Pascall is a Standard Five student at the Newtown Boys RC School. His first introduction to theatre was in December 2016, when he played the part of David in the play David and Goliath put on by his youth group at the Trotman Street Church of Christ. He also participated in his school’s Calypso Competition in 2016 where he placed 2nd and hopes to win this year. Nathan also plays the steel pan, guitar and keyboard. He holds a variety of trophies and medals in swimming and football and is involved in table tennis and track and field.