As president of the Dramatic Theatre Committee (DTC) of UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute and artistic director of
A fellow of
TALLAWAH: What are your thoughts on the theatre atmosphere in Kingston, considered the theatre capital of the
Faynia Williams: From what I’ve seen so far, it’s very lively. What I find interesting is how your young actors respond quickly to scripts, like at the symposium [on Friday]. I was really very impressed.
TALLAWAH: Tell me about the state of theatre back home in
TALLAWAH: What books are you currently reading?
FW: I am actually reading The Pirate’s Daughter, which is set in Port Antonio. We are going there tomorrow. I am also reading a biography of Bob Marley. Those are the two books I brought with me. Usually, I am reading some heavier stuff (Laughs).
TALLAWAH: Is this your first visit to
FW: Yes, this is my first visit to
TALLAWAH: I know you plan to return.
FW: Definitely, I enjoy it here. And I have been asked to return. It was important for me to come and not impose my culture on people here but to come and work on the ground. And I have been enjoying it. I love the people and I love the food (Laughs).
TALLAWAH: In what ways would you like to see the ITI Dramatic Theatre Committee (DTC) move to new heights as you move forward?
FW: Well, we’ve always wanted to diversify so having Dorothy [Cunningham] as our first