‘Freedom Morning Come' and ‘Kambule' the highly acclaimed plays by Eintou Pearl Springer are featured in the latest regional publication of plays by the University of the West Indies. The collection, entitled ‘Emancipation Moments: Contemporary Caribbean Plays', also contains works by Barbara Gloudon and Yvonne Weeks, and is edited by the venerable Rawle Gibbons.
The introduction to the collection notes that the Open Campus series of plays is intended to "stimulate … the development of an indigenous drama … The scope of this project thus embraces the Caribbean diaspora as well as plays in translation from other languages within the region".
Eintou is a member of a very small and select grouping of female Caribbean playwrights. Her work focuses on the cultural and historical heritage of Trinidad and Tobago, and on the social issues that preoccupy its people.
The internationally performed ‘Shades of I-She', is based on her poetry and addresses the societal plague of domestic violence, even as it offers women an alternative to traditional coping mechanisms. ‘Harmony in Diversity', a musical about the history of Trinidad and Tobago was the CARIFESTA showpiece in 2000 and the well-loved ‘Baby Doll meets Midnight Robber' is Carnival, poetry and theatre as intervention for ‘At Risk' youth.
We wish to thank Rawle Gibbons for his belief in Eintou and the power of her work.
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Emancipation Moments: Contemporary Caribbean Plays –
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