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?
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?
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?
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
Why Short Tales?
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?
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 Check Out Our Other Productions for SIP 2019