After a successful inaugural showcase last year, the Playwrights Workshop Trinbago’s Annual New Play Festival will return from November 2 – 12, 2017. This year’s festival will once again feature three plays that have never been staged – Tony Hall’s “One From Ten Leaves Nought”, Aryana Mohammed’s “Sunrise Love to Sunset Hate” and Toni Lima’s “Bedbugs”.

ONE FROM TEN LEAVES NOUGHT by Tony Hall

Director: Marcus Waldron  |  Dramaturge: Rawle Gibbons

One From Ten Leaves Nought is the story of some of the West Indies’ greatest statesmen, leaders, and artists. Tony Hall imagines them in an in-between stagnant afterlife which they cannot leave. They find themselves in conflict and camaraderie, all the while wheeling around in wheel chairs. In this environment, the leadership of Trinidad and Tobago’s first Prime Minister is evident as time and again he emphasizes his vision for the West Indies and ponders his fate with a few close comrades.

SUNRISE LOVE TO SUNSET HATE by Aryana Mohammed

Director: Che Rodriguez  |   Dramaturge: Ronald Amoroso

In Sunrise Love To Sunset Hate, Milly, a model on the verge of retiring, is contemplating how to prepare for the new lifestyle change that awaits her. Meanwhile, her boyfriend, Frank, sees this as an opportunity for them to finally start their lives together in marriage. What effect will her chronic fear of growing old have on their continuing relationship?

BEDBUGS by Toni Lima

Director – Michailean Taylor  |  Dramaturge – Dr Helmer Hilwig

Using The Mighty Spoiler’s 1953 calypso of the same name as a central theme, four street dwellers; Jabbers, Blues, Netty and Dollars, are free from the confines of modern society. Literally living outside the box, they maintain this sense of freedom through the lies they tell themselves and each other. But what will happen when someone dares to speak the truth?

SCHEDULE OF PLAYS

THURSDAY 2/11/2017

  • 7:00 pm | Opening Reception
  • 8:00 pm | ONE FROM TEN LEAVES NOUGHT

FRIDAY 3/11/2017

  • 8:00 pm | ONE FROM TEN LEAVES NOUGHT

SATURDAY 4/11/2017

  • 6:30 pm | SUNRISE LOVE TO SUNSET HATE + Panel Discussion
  • 9:15 pm | ONE FROM TEN LEAVES NOUGHT + Panel Discussion

SUNDAY 5/11/2017

  • 6:30 pm | BEDBUGS + Panel Discussion
  • 8:45 pm | ONE FROM TEN LEAVES NOUGHT + Panel Discussion

FRIDAY 10/11/2017

  • 7:30 pm | BEDBUGS
  • 9:15 pm | SUNRISE LOVE TO SUNSET HATE

SATURDAY 11/11/2017

  • 7:00 pm | BEDBUGS + Panel Discussion
  • 9:15 pm | SUNRISE LOVE TO SUNSET HATE + Panel Discussion

SUNDAY 12/11/2017

  • 6:30 pm | BEDBUGS  + Panel Discussion
  • 8:45 pm | SUNRISE LOVE TO SUNSET HATE + Panel Discussion