Eintou Springers Canboulay wins Best Village award

The play Canboulay which documents the struggles and triumphs of stickfighter Roy and set against the background of the 1881 Canboulay riots has won the Best Village award for Best Original script

The play Canboulay which documents the struggles and triumphs of stickfighter Roy and set against the background of the 1881 Canboulay riots, has won the Best Village Award for Best Original Script. The Best Village competition which began in 1963 showcases the best talent in the villages throughout Trinidad and Tobago. Eintou Springer conceptualised and managed a version of the competition primarily for young people.

The play was performed by the Malik Folk Performing company which has for an unprecedented eight time won the prize for the Best Overall Performance coming out of the competition. 

Canboulay is now performed every Carnival Friday at 5am to large crowds in front of the All Stars Panyard in Port of Spain, the original site of the Riots.

Eintou Springer's acclaim as a playwright continues to grow. Her play Harmony in Diversity was Trinidad and Tobago's contribution to Carifesta 2000 in St. Kitts, Nevis; her play Anansi, Nansi, Anansi toured the United Kingdom as part of a festival of African Arts and Shades of I-she, her exploration of the many sides of the woman has toured regionally and internationally with support from the United Nations.

Her play Baby Doll Meets Midnight Robber about 'Right Choices' for young people is once again in schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

 

 

 

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