An extract of the critically acclaimed Eintou Springer play ‘Freedom Morning Come’ will be performed at a conference being held to discuss civil society plans for the ‘United Nations Decade in honour of Persons of African Descent’. The conference, hosted by the Emancipation Support Committee of Trinidad and Tobago (ESC), takes place on Saturday, August 22nd at the Hotel Normandie in St. Anns, from 8.30am-4pm.
The emotive and highly charged play is traditionally performed at 6am on Emancipation morning in front of the Treasury Building in Port of Spain, where the Emancipation Proclamation was first read in 1834. It is part of the Emancipation commemorations of the ESC, Executive producers and is followed by the traditional ‘Kambule’ street parade comprising drummers and dancers from all over the country.
‘Freedom Morning Come’ is written and directed by playwright and author Eintou Pearl Springer, and documents the horrors as well as the triumphs of former enslaved Africans. This is done through a series of stories based on true events and people who lived during the time of enslavement. The entire play owes much to the pioneering research by acclaimed Trinidadian scholars, Professor Maureen Warner Lewis and Dr Hollis Liverpool.
The play features eminent local actors Eunice Alleyne, Brendon Lacaille, Camille Quamina, Muhammad Muwakil, Tishanna Williams, Makesi Algernon, dancers, actors and choreographers Christopher Sheppard and Dara E. Healy.
Enjoy photos from the play here:
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