Mentoring by the Masters 2015 Groups share their work as Training Sessions close

Mentoring by the Masters [colourful text]The Songwriting cohort of the 2015 Mentoring by the Masters Programme showcased their musical compositions to a small audience of fellow participants, ministry officials and well-wishers at the Brown Cotton Theatre Building on Ana Street, Woodbrook on Saturday 19th September.  The group has been under the mentorship of Winsford Devines and were eager to share what they learnt.

The final activity of yet another group of programme participants, mentored in wire bending by Narcenio “Señor” Gomez, is a public exhibition of works at the National Museum and Art Gallery. Each class participant has been given space to mount their final piece of wire sculpting for the enjoyment of the museum-goers until the 16th October, 2015.

ttff15 logo_colourMeanwhile, the Festival Development group was hard at work assisting their mentor organisation, the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, execute what was the festival’s tenth year of operations across venues such as the HYATT, UWI, St. Augustine, Movietowne, Medulla Art Gallery and The Big Black Box.  In addition to formal instruction, the design of the curriculum included this valuable opportunity for hands-on experience with the topics covered and side- by- side work with the Festival’s planning and management team until the 29th September, 2015.

Storytelling MBMSince July, our Mentoring by the Masters participants have had a series of workshops with veteran storyteller Paul Keens-Douglas, learning about writing techniques for performance, word-coding, characters in oral-traditions.We are thankful that our Mentor Paul Keens-Douglas took the time to share these skills with another generation of Trinbagonians so that our oral and storytelling traditions will continue!

MBM_Theatre FlyerThe Developmental Theatre group participants were guided through their paces by the veteran Albert Laveau, at the historic Trinidad Theatre Workshop in Belmont. Their final activity is a free, public staging of works developed during the programme on Saturday 3rd October, 2015 at 7pm.  Call (868) 624 8502 to reserve your seat.