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A Reading of Children of the Crossroads by Simeon Moodoo will launch the Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT) (MRTS) monthly reader drama series for 2022. This reading will be the first act of a three-act play.
The theatrical series, held on the first Wednesday of each month, will continue online in light of precautionary measures against the covid19 pandemic, a press release said.
The reading will take place via Zoom Reunion only on January 5 at 7 p.m.
Children of the Crossroads follows Boysie, a 15-year-old high school student of Indo-Trinidadian descent and batting combatant, as he sets out on a journey to reclaim his legacy. His family decided to protect him from the gayelle, but as danger looms he finds himself in need of “high science” to protect his family.
In his brief note before the script, Moodoo, who is an MA candidate, said, “This piece is written in part as part of the MA in Cultural Studies at the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies, UWI, St Augustine campus. This is the practice-based component of the study, and it is based on the researcher’s auto-ethnographic journey, interviews conducted and an analysis of historical / scholarly accounts and recordings of Trinidadian martial traditions of combat in the United States. stick and whip. It is the result of exploring the contributions of the East Indies to Trinidadian culture through these martial ways.
Moodoo has been a drama and theater professor at the Department of Education for five years. He has been an educator in various schools including public / non-denominational schools and schools run by government assisted religious councils.
He has worked in community theater and educational theater through and in collaboration with theater companies such as Arts in Action (AiA), Máp Brulé and Halqa Productions, as well as various youth and community groups in Trinidad and Tobago.
He completed the Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts (High Honors) in 2014 and the Bachelor of Science in Sociology (with a minor in International Relations) in 2011 at UWI, St Augustine.
Moodoo is also an award-winning national and regional playwright and director, as well as the founder and artistic director of Halqa Productions. He is founding director of the TT Performing Arts Network (TTPAN) and director of the Holistic Learning Center.
Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT) invites actors, playwrights, directors, producers and the audience to join Zoom to listen to the reading and participate in the discussion to help the playwright in the further development of the script.
Join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82136776250
Meeting number: 821 3677 6250