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Ken Corsbie: The Caribbean’s Quintessential Theatre Celebrity – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 – by Francis Quamina Farrier

On March 27, Nations around the world, observed “World Theatre Day.” This annual event was established in 1962 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) and supported by UNESCO. In this article, I am pleased to throw the spotlight on veteran Guyanese dramatist Ken Corsbie, who has been in the theatre arts for over seven decades.

Now in his early 90s, Ken Corsbie has been a member of the Theatre Guild of Guyana from its inception. However, his initial activities with theatre arts actually began at the Taitt’s Yard, now known as Cara Lodge on Quamina Street, previously Murray Street.        Continue reading

THEATRE: Guyanese actors who play real life African heroes – by Francis Quamina Farrier

EMANCIPATION 2020 FEATURE — by Francis Quamina Farrier
United States-based Guyanese actors Ron Bobb-Semple and Rudolph Shaw keep turning in extremely strong performances of two real-life African heroes. They play Jamaican Marcus Garvey(August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940) and South African Steve Biko (December 18, 1946 – September 12, 1977) respectively.
Both Garvey and Biko spent their lives fighting social and racial injustice; Garvey in the Americas, including a visit to British Guiana (Guyana) in October 1937. Freedom Fighter Steve Biko died of police brutality while he was detained in a cell at a Police Station, in apartheid South Africa.    Continue reading