At the core of my work is the desire to see Caribbean stories celebrated worldwide. Storytelling is essential to Caribbean culture and my culture is paramount to who I am. I grew up in Barbados where I attended drama classes at Mustardseed Productions Inc throughout my childhood. Under the mentorship of Varia Williams, I recognized the power of creative collaboration.
I want to create artistic practices that centre empathy and advocacy. Advocating for each other and for ourselves. I believe creative processes should support artists, encourage them to take risks and be unapologetic about who they are. I want to see Caribbean women, Black women and Women of Colour thriving on the biggest stages across the globe and I hope to be an instrument in this orchestration.
I am intrigued by work that explores the Black experience across cultures. The intersection of cultural identities greatly influences our communication and how we relate to one another. Works that inspire me include Other Side Of The Game by Amanda Parris, The House That Will Not Stand by Marcus Gardley, How Black Mothers Say I Love You by Trey Anthony and countless more.
Over the past year I had the opportunity to develop and direct X and Da Spirit by Donovan Hayden, a story exploring the personal consequences of activism amidst the massive Black Lives Matter protests that stretched across the globe since 2020. The play won Patron's Pick at the 2022 Toronto Fringe Festival and was recently remounted at Theatre Passe Muraille in association with b current performing arts.