Holy macaroni! | Caribbean Beat

Originally written for and published in Caribbean Beat magazine in 2006 Macaroni pie and stewed chicken! Out in the wilds of New York/New Jersey, I hadn’t had any for so long. All that cholesterol-laden goodness. I could taste it in my mouth. The problem was, I’d never actually made macaroni pie myself. And there was no one around to make it for me. I’d tasted plenty … Continue reading Holy macaroni! | Caribbean Beat

PACK LIGHT travels to NY International Fringe Festival

Opening night is fast approaching! We debut at the New York International Fringe Festival in a matter of days… If you’re around, here’s some more information about the production! Pack Light The 10th Annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) Written & Performed by Caroline Neisha Taylor Directed by Daniel Banks Trinidadian writer and performer Caroline Taylor presents the world premiere of her one-woman show, … Continue reading PACK LIGHT travels to NY International Fringe Festival

It’s a brown world | Caribbean Beat

Originally written for and published in Caribbean Beat magazine in 2003-04 “Psssst! Red gyal! Spanish!” After “family”, those are the greetings I most often get from our always-friendly Trini male population. You may accuse them of being boldfaced, but you can’t say they don’t have a strong grasp of Trini ethnography. Brown skin and curly hair, like mine, usually mean a girl is one of two … Continue reading It’s a brown world | Caribbean Beat

Review: Single Wet Female (2002)

Completed as a reviewing assignment while studying away at the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in New York City in 2002 Single Wet Female, the two-woman show created and performed by Marga Gomez and Carmelita Tropicana, was presented at P.S.122 on Thursday October 10th. Essentially a nonsensical farce and satire, it uses the movie Single White Female as a springboard to bounce off of various other issues, ranging … Continue reading Review: Single Wet Female (2002)

Review: Look Askew – A Musical Revue (2002)

Completed as a reviewing assignment while studying away at the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in New York City in 2002 Movement Research & Judson Memorial Church co-presented a special kick-off performance to celebrate their 11 years of partnership on Monday September 30th at Judson Church. The program featured a wide variety of dance performers and choreographers, but MonstahH and the duet between Yvonne Meier and Ishmael … Continue reading Review: Look Askew – A Musical Revue (2002)

Review: Medea (2002) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Completed as a reviewing assignment while studying away at the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in New York City in 2002 Fiona Shaw headlined the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s presentation of Euripides’ Medea on Wednesday October 2nd, 2002. Shaw is an inestimably talented performer, and executed the role flawlessly – according to the direction the show took. The original text of Medea is heavily focussed on the … Continue reading Review: Medea (2002) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Review: WAZU – not just a bad hair day (2002)

Completed as a reviewing assignment while studying away at the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in New York City in 2002 SLANT, a performance trio with Rick Ebihara, Wayland Quintero and Perry Yung, created and presented WAZU – not just a bad hair day at the La MaMa E.T.C. Annex between September 12th and 29th, 2002. A piece created about the trio’s trip to the Yunnan Province … Continue reading Review: WAZU – not just a bad hair day (2002)

Review experiments: Metamorphisis, Joe, Trisha Brown, and John (2002)

This was an exercise in different kinds of reviews, completed while studying away at the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in New York City in 2002 “Joe” Descriptive Review It wasn’t clear exactly when Richard Maxwell’s “Joe” actually began. A band – a guitarist, pianist and saxopohonist – played music right through till almost 8:45PM, at which point a young boy came on stage in … Continue reading Review experiments: Metamorphisis, Joe, Trisha Brown, and John (2002)