On October 13 at 6:00p.m. the Jamaica Association of Dramatic Artists (JADA) and Bookophilia will host dramatic readings from “School’s Out” – a pivotal work from acclaimed author and playwright Trevor Rhone. The event is being held in commemoration of Rhone’s contribution to Jamaican theatre, and as the introductory event to a series of theatrical offerings by JADA to mark the richness and development of Jamaican theatre.
“School’s Out” premiered at the Barn Theatre on April 3, 1975 under the direction of Yvonne Brewster. Since then it has enjoyed significant reviews and has been depicted in a number of adaptations on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission festival circuit. The dramatic reading at Bookophilia on October 13 will feature: Oliver Samuels, Teddy Price, Bob Kerr with Munair Zacca, Trevor Fearon, Andrew Brodber and Rishille Bellamy-Pelicie.
About the Author: Trevor Rhone is undeniably one of Jamaica’s greatest playwrights. He began his theatre career as a teacher after a three year stint at Rose Bruford College in England. He was an integral part of the renaissance of Jamaican theatre in the early 1970s participating in a group called Theatre ’77, which established The Barn theatre in Kingston, to stage local performances. In addition to being a playwright, he was also a theatre director, actor and producer as well as a screenplay writer, where he produced local and international favourite “The Harder They Come”. Rhone passed away on Sept 15, 2009, leaving the theatre community with a legacy of 18 plays.