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Nadean Rawlins

Stepping Off the Stage: Female Producers on the Rise

Scarlette Beharie Producer of Woman Tongue on the rising of female producers

Women have always played important and diverse roles in Jamaican theatre from the days of writer and producer Una Marson in the 1920s and ‘30s  through to Greta Fowler co-founder of the Little Theatre Movement and on to director and co-founder of the Barn Theatre Yvonne Brewster.

Seven Shades of Woman Boasts a Deep Pool of Talent

Veronique Smith and Julene Robinson in Brian Johnson's Bullying

Seven Shades of Woman at the Philip Sherlock Centre in Kingston presented a deep pool of acting talent.

Seven Women and a Scholarship - Actress Julene Robinson's Bid to Attend Rose Bruford

Julene Robinson in 'Me And My White Boy' an excerpt from The Black That I Am

With few scholarship opportunities on hand in Jamaica, the road toward higher education in the arts can be a narrow one. Time and again young artists find the best way to pave the way is through their talent and those of friends and colleagues.

Country Duppy - Mildly Amusing

Sharuna Miller and Shantel Mullings in Aston Cooke's Country Duppy

There are ways in which The Fairfield Theatre’s production of Aston Cooke’s Country Duppy could be construed as a valiant effort.

Dahlia Harris' To The Finish Has A Winning Combination

(l-r) Nadean Rawlins, Christopher McFarlane and Julene Robinson in To The Finish

Jamaica’s prowess on the track has brought the nation much to. with cause to beat our collective chests and yell from the mountaintops how great we are.

Light Shines from Departure in the Dark

Nadean Rawlins (Lilian) and Audley Green (Andrew) in Departure in the Dark

“Life is a dream and a promise.” This line, heavily coated in bitterness and loss and delivered by Lilian Martin toward the end of Departure in the Dark, captures the essence of the play.

God's Way 2 - Travels the Conventional Path

Carl Samuels (Carlton) and Nadean Rawlins (Kayla)

While it isn’t quite true that sequels are never as good as the original, it is a good rule of thumb and DMH Production’s God’s Way2: Carlton’s Redemption is no exception.  Whereas God’s Way (2011) was a refreshing exploration of contemporary Christianity,

Whiplash - Crackles with Political Potency

Sweetie (Shanique Brown) cradles Dennis (Brian Johnson)

Jamaica is yet to recover from the political violence spawned in the late 1960s that in a sense peaked in the bloody 1980 elections which drowned the country in a sea of blood.

Where is My Father - An Entertaining and Thought Provoking Drama

Nadean Rawlins in Where is My Father

Douglas Prout and Basil Dawkins have teamed up once again, and this time they have come very close to creating magic. Where Is My Father is an energetic gripping drama that is easily one of the must sees of this year’s theatre season.