Rhoma Spencer – Director / Co-Playwright

rhoma-hs-1Rhoma 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. Acting credits include, Jean and Dinah (Lordstreet Theatre), Mad Miss, Fallen Angel and the Devil Concubine (TA), Stori Ya (b current) and two seasons of the groundbreaking Afri-Canadian sitcom, Da Kink in my Hair for Global TV. Film: Sound of Tears (Short) 2014 which received an African Academy Award for Best Narrative Short (Diaspora). The Apartment (TV series Pilot for CCN TV6).

Directing credits include, And the girls in their Sunday Dress for AfriCan Theatre Ensemble (ATE), Anowa (ATE) Just Jazz for Theatre Archipelago (TA), Twilight Café (TA), Our lady of Spills, I Marcus Garvey (TA) to name a few. She was the producer of the widely acclaimed Obeah Opera and is preparing to direct the Caribbean premiere of her play Carnival Medea, co -written with Shirlene Holmes which was presented at the International Collegiate Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2015 to critical acclaim. Rhoma is a graduate of York University in Toronto with an MFA in Directing (2001)

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