Arts Council Hosts Successful State Management Workshop

Participants learn about multitasking during one of the sessions held at the Montserrat National Trust. (MAC Photo)

Participants learn about multitasking during one of the sessions held at the Montserrat National Trust. (MAC Photo)

LITTLE BAY – The Montserrat Arts Council recently hosted a Stage Management & Production Design workshop. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Dani Lyndersay of the Department of Festival and Creative Arts (DCFA) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine campus.
The instructor provided guidance on how to successfully manage a stage production. She gave them a list of must haves which included a flashlight, aspiring, garbage bags, masking tape and a kettle for making tea. Among the recommendations was to learn first aid for backstage emergencies. She encouraged the participants to understand their role in ensuring the director of a production respects the time of the artists.
The workshop which ran from the 24th to the 27th October, included an examination, certification is accredited by Arts In Action which is an affiliate of UWI.

Inspector Courtney Rodney took the stage management course and was one of the top students. (MAC Photo)

Inspector Courtney Rodney took the stage management course and was one of the top students. (MAC Photo)

A total of 34 people from various churches and social organisations attended the workshop. While Dr. Lyndersay commended everyone for their overall excellent output, there were 10 participants who received Certificates of Merit. They were: Claris Yearwood, Cordella Yearwood, Dennison Daley, Ann Marie Dewar, Donna Buffonge, Vernessa Hilton, Darius Lewis, Denesha Jones, Sheree Rodney and Courtney Rodney.

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