Like many self-respecting young actors, Everaldo Creary began his career in a drama-poetry group, charting his way from high school talent competitions to critically acclaimed stage (Me & Mi Chapsie, Smile Orange) and film (Better Mus’ Come, Candy Shop) roles, refusing to press pause on his quest to quickly expand his résumé. Now, the
TALLAWAH: Currently, audiences can see you bringing the laughs in The Plumber at the Green Gables Theatre in
Everaldo Creary: It’s alright; I think everything is gelling nicely, and so far people love it. It’s really Delcita’s show, but the support around her is nice.
TALLAWAH: From what I’ve heard, audiences are falling out of their chairs with laughter whenever your character, Stamma, speaks. How do you feel about the role?
Creary: It’s different and I like it. Stamma is similar in expression to some of the other characters I’ve played, but it’s the first time I am actually playing a “stamma” person. It’s intriguing.
TALLAWAH: Has the transition from mainstream fare to “rootsy” popular comedies been difficult?
Creary: It doesn’t feel any different. It feels good that I can adjust and bring a level of quality to the play. People who do [the popular comedies] are just as talented. It’s just that in life different people have their different ways of expression. I just want to play my part to support Jamaican theatre.
TALLAWAH: After a strong outing in Me & Mi Chapsie, were you disappointed over being left out of the Actor Boy race this year?
Creary: Not this time around. I was disappointed in 2004, when I did Positive and never got nominated. So from then I told myself that I would not rely on Actor Boy to motivate me. I am self-motivated.