LORDSTREET THEATRE COMPANY – PRODUCER
In 1990 Tony Hall and Errol Fabien launched LORDSTREET THEATRE COMPANY [Peoples of the Sea], ‘The Hummers’, with the prize winning jouvay masquerade trilogy, A Band On Drugs (1990), A Band On Violence (1991), A Band On US (1992). The company, whose plays are steeped in the Emancipation Performance Traditions, takes its name from Lord Street, the seedy area in the city of San Fernando, Trinidad, where Tony grew up.
CHRISTOPHER SHEPPARD – CHOREOGRAPHER
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.
EDWIN ERMINY – SET DESIGNER
Edwin Erminy is an architect, scenographer and writer. He holds an MA in Scenography (with distinction) from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He has designed over 100 productions for theatre, musicals, opera, ballet, modern dance, popular music and corporate events throughout Latin America, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago.
NAVID LANCASTER – SOUND DESIGNER
Navíd Lancaster is a Member of the Copyright Music Organization of Trinidad and Tobago (C.O.T.T), a holder of the Certificate of Recognition of Caribbean Community Skills Qualification (C.S.M.E.) and a registered Cultural Worker with The National Registry of Artists and Cultural Workers. He holds a BA (Hons) First Class Honors in Media and Communications from the University of Greenwich, England and an MA in New Media and Society from the University of Leicester, England.
RAYMER DIAZ – ASSISTANT SET DESIGNER
Raymer Diaz is a systems engineer with a career as a consultant in business processes and document management. He has, however, an alternate identity as a man of the theatre. He brings to the field the rigorous rationality, sense of order and attention to detail of his original profession and combines it with creativity and passion for the arts.
RHOMA SPENCER – CO-PLAYWRIGHT/ DIRECTOR
Rhoma Spencer is an award winning actor and director, play creator and comedienne. Her works have been critically acclaimed in the Globe and Mail, Now Magazine and the Toronto Star. In summer 2014 she was the recipient of a US Proclamation from the House of Congress and a Citation from the Brooklyn Borough President for her contribution to Caribbean Theatre with the play Jean and Dinah. She is also named in the Who is Who in Black Canada and in the Trinidad and Tobago 50th Anniversary Publication of Distinguished Nationals in Canada in the field of Arts and Culture.
SHANNON ALONZO – COSTUME DESIGNER
As an alumna of London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts, Shannon Alonzo’s creative vision has been equally influenced by her upbringing in the UK and her strong sense of Caribbean identity. Her project collaborations with local design house Meiling Inc Ltd have included work with the Callaloo Company, Costume Design for 3Canal’s annual carnival productions, and Wardrobe Design for the feature documentary ‘Pan! A Modern Odyssey’. Recently, Shannon’s focus has turned to Visual Arts, taking on roles in Art Department for film. These have included Production Design for the upcoming local features ‘Play the Devil’, ‘Moving Parts’ and short film ‘Salty Dog’, as well as television commercials for FLOW and Bmobile, amongst others.
DR. SHIRLENE HOLMES – PLAYWRIGHT
Dr. Shirlene Holmes is a playwright and professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, where she has been on faculty in the Communication Department since 1989. Her award winning dramatic works have been produced on local, national and international stages. Holmes, who is originally from Queens, New York, holds undergraduate and advanced degrees in Theatre and Communication (Speech, Performance Studies). She is also certified in a major and a minor in African American Studies as well as being an ordained minister. One of the highlights of her career is having directed and presented CARNIVAL MEDEA: A Bacchanal in Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland – August 2015.
ZIDELLE DANIEL – COSTUME DESIGNER
Zidelle Daniel is a proud native of Trinidad and Tobago. A “clothing artist”, she studied art and graphic design in her early career and finally graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design from the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
Under the mentorship and influence of acclaimed Fashion Designer Meiling, Zidelle quickly assumed the title of Costume Designer, working in Carnival, Film and Theatre. She is the Creative Director of the clothing brand XOZ which is a Denim and Basics line inspired by her Kalinago (native) background.