A Caribbean folklore play with the children of the diaspora in mind.
The summer holidays were looming and my full quota of grandchildren were set to spend most of the weeks with me. So, I decided to try out my script on them. We were going to make a movie. We read the play together and I got a chance to tell them stories about my childhood in Trinidad. We sang the songs, drew pictures of Papa Bwa, Ananse and Dwens, made costumes and masks and choreographed simple dances. It was good fun, the children laughed, played and learned about their Caribbean heritage. What we ended up with was more home movie than feature film but I think it would have made a great theatre performance.
So if you’re interested in a play for the grandchildren of the Caribbean diaspora, this might be what you were looking for.