Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Ringplay Productions - SIP 2019 - Introduces the Faces of Short Tales

PASSING THE TORCH FOR
THEATRE IN THE BAHAMAS

SIP Celebrates 11 YEARS 
BY BRINGING 10 NEW BAHAMIAN WORKS
TO THE STAGE FOR THE SECOND TIME​


 See what's new to our 2019 Festival!

Join Us for Another Season of Short Tales
SiP 2019 - Introduces the "Faces" behind Short Tales.
Today Meet Imani Ashari

Story by Dr. Nicolette Bethel
Shakespeare in Paradise is a theatre festival held every October in Nassau, Bahamas. Part of its mission is to develop new works and new talent for Bahamian theatre. Short Tales is its latest project in that endeavour celebrating its second year.
When asked about her play Imani says, “My play is about a young man having the wrong name in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s a reflection of our Bahamian society and how we treat each other based on our cultural differences and various heritages.” Writing and creating has always been a passion for her since childhood, according to Imani. For her it is how she expresses herself, navigates through life and even her therapeutic balm. 
 Whether it’s being a playwright, screenwriter, novelist or poet, Imani says, “I just want to write and create for the rest of my life.” A first timer to the theatre, she is looking forward to her first experience in what she calls, “the wonderful world of theatre.” When asked why short tales. Her enthusiastic response is, “Why not Short Tales?”  For her, it is an opportunity to be a part of a cultural movement in The Bahamas; gaining exposure, experience and working with some of the movers and shakers of the nation. She heart fully believes, “its great showcasing new writers and their ideas and to give the audience stories in bite size pieces.” Speaking about the difficulty of writing a short play verses a full length work she honestly admits this is her first time writing a full length piece of work or any type of play. For her it was a good challenge in fitting a full length story into fewer pages. In describing her play one word she uses with passion, “Honest!” 
What advice do you have for aspiring playwrights? Without hesitation she advises aspiring playwrights, “Keep writing! Write everyday about everything. You can find inspiration in the most mundane aspects of life. People watch, eavesdrop, read and watch plays and movies from writers you admire and believe in yourself and your words because a writer’s journey is not an easy one.”
Season Two
Ten New Plays
Ten New Writers
Nine Directors

And A Whole Lot of Fun and Excitement
Premieres on Monday, September 30, 2019 
Philip A. Burrows Theatre
The Dundas Centre for The Performing Arts.
SAVE THE DATES
SHORT TALES
SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
OCTOBER 2, 8, 10 ,11 & 12, 2019
THE DUNDAS CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS,
PHILIP A. BURROWS THEATRE
 Short Tales is one of four productions and one special event that makes up SIP 2019
Check Out Our Other Productions for SIP 2019 
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