Thursday, October 3, 2019

Ringplay Productions - SIP 2019 11th Annual Festival Introduces the Faces of Short Tales



SIP CELEBRATES 11th ANNUAL FESTIVAL
 OF THEATRE IN THE BAHAMAS

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 Selina Archer

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.
Our series on the Faces of Short Tales, this SiP Festival continues with Selena Archer.

Without giving too much away, what can you tell us about your play?

When asked, Selina says her play is centered around Jaylia, a survivor of a brutal sexual assault, and her methodical quest to avenge herself. One has to wonder, though, just how far she will go as she seeks the ultimate punishment for her attacker.

Was it always your goal to be a playwright?

Selina confessed that she has always loved writing “in any form”, including plays, because it allows her “to take a journey with my imagination.” Hence, she is grateful that SIP/Short Tales provides the opportunity for her to practice her craft and hone her skills as a playwright.

Have you been involved in other aspects of theatre?

Selina has been actively involved in the Bahamian theatre scene for some time. For her, The Dundas has always been a second home; at eight years old, she was in the first production of Dis We Tings, along with some of her theatre icons, the late Vivica Watkins and the vivacious Cookie. She was also a part of an improv troupe, The Spot, and acted in some local film productions.

Why Short Tales?

Selina says that, at first, Short Tales was a “leap of faith”, as she wanted to know if her work was worthy of production. This time around, however, she says that it is about contributing to the local arts community, and elevating the perception of what we are capable of.

In your opinion, is writing a short play easier or more difficult than writing a full length work?

When questioned about length, Selina contends that both long and short works can be challenging. While the longer works give her more creative freedom to roam, they sometimes never fully come to fruition. The short plays present the challenge of having to be just as impactful as longer works, but with deadline and length constraints.

Give us one word to describe your play
Unexpected! 
What advice would you give to aspiring playwrights?

Selina left these succinct and inspiring words for those want to be playwrights: “Don’t aspire. Be!”

If you want to see Selina's play, come see Short Tales 2019 at the Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival!
Season Two
Ten New Plays
Ten New Writers
Nine Directors

And A Whole Lot of Fun and Excitement
 Now Playing 
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
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