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Trinidad Theatre workshop is the hub of growing theatre within Trinidad and Tobago. It enables the continued future of professional theatre in Trinidad and Tobago with ongoing workshops and camps.
The Trinidad Theatre Workshop's mission is:
TTW is a registered Non-profit Organization; its Board of Directors includes: John Andrews (Chairman), Albert Laveau (Managing Director), Eunice Alleyne, Nigel Scott and Stanley Marshall.
The Managing Director, Albert Laveau is also the Artistic Director, designing programmes that reach out to young people, especially those who cannot afford formal theatre training.
Trinidad Theatre Workshop (TTW) was founded in 1959 by Nobel Laureate, Derek Walcott, his twin brother, Roderick Walcott, along with other internationally acclaimed performers like Beryl Mc Burnie, Errol Jones, Fred Hope, Joya Gomes-Ryan. TTW and has been dubbed ‘The Flagship of the Theatre Movement in the Caribbean”.
TTW introduced Trinidad and Tobago’s first theatre season with three plays and has defined “the classics” emerging from this country: Walcott’s The Joker of Seville, Ti-Jean and His Brothers, Dream on Monkey Mountain, Henri Christophe. The Workshop has spanned 5 decades of theatre production including the epic production of Derek Walcott/ Galt Mac Dermot’s musical, STEEL, in 2005.
TTW has also partnered with various international companies for international performances including: New York Shakespeare Festival Company, Negro Ensemble (NY), Boston Playwrights Theatre, Arena Stage (Washington DC), National theatre Festival (Singapore), Caribbean Festival (Rotterdam). The Inaugural Caribana Festival (1967, Toronto). Most recently, we partnered with Stella Adler Studio of Acting from NY, the Ministry of Education and BG TT, to conduct workshops for the teachers of CXC Theatre Arts, who are acquainting themselves with the new CXC Theatre Arts curriculum.
The objective of Trinidad Theatre WORKSHOP is to encourage expression of our Caribbean realities, through performance. The ‘Workshop’ facet of TTW includes outreach programmes like School for The Arts, Teen Theatre and Theatre In Education (T.I.E).
The School for the Arts has provided actor training to young people from industry practitioners, including Helen Camps, Cecelia Salazar, Mervyn De Goeas, Dr. Dani Lyndersay.
In addition, TTW has facilitated scholarships and fellowships to North American Institutions: Boston University and Arena Stage. These beneficiaries are: Dawn Cumberbatch, Louris Martin LeeSing, Glenda Thomas Mc Sween Collens and Raymond Ramcharitar.
The Trinidad Theatre Workshop cannot stress how important sponsorship is for the continuation of our programs. We hope that with sponsorship, our courses would one day be free to the public. Any sponsorship help would decrease tuition fees. Be a Sponsor Today.
Thank you for your continued support.