Edna Manley College gets 4.9M for Rex Nettleford Arts Conference

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) has received donations amounting to $4.9 million for the staging of the 2015 Rex Nettleford Arts Conference

The sum includes $2.9 million (US$24, 928.61) from the United States Embassy and $2 million from the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.

The conference was first held in 2011 to celebrate the late Professor’s significant contribution to Jamaica’s performance arts.

Vice President of Academic Affairs at Edna Manley and Conference Co-Chair,

6 Plays, 2 Nights, all FREE of Cost!

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This is the journey of a former math teacher burdened by schizophrenia, who tries to cope with the stresses of a dissolving marriage and a custody battle over his daughter.






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Impelled Female Promiscuity

In this play You will see what happens when a church woman is forced to be promiscuous.

Read the latest issue of Collage Magazine.

Read the latest issue of EMCVPA’s Collage Magazine.


School of Music: Crucible and Social Vessel

Dr. Nicholeen DeGrasse-Johnson discusses Dance in the Primary Level Curriculum

Is Dance Training Important? Barbara Requa and Barry Moncrieffe Reflect

Meet The Artists of Paint Jamaica

ON THE COVER: Raging Fyah, Reggae sensation and past student band, (L to R) Anthony Watson, Courtland White, Kumar Bent, Delroy Hamilton and Demar Gayle

Read it here: http://issuu.com/collagemag/docs/collage_magazine__vol_10_issue_1_/1

Roy Hall Memorial Scholarship Announces 2014 Recipient

CAPTION: 2014 Roy Hall Memorial Scholarship recipient, Sashay Scott (centre), receives her award from Roy Hall Memorial Foundation member, James Bruce, alongside (from left) Foundation member, Caroll FoFanah, Principal of EMCVPA, Nicholeen DeGrasse-Johnson, PhD, and President of the Roy Hall Memorial Scholarship, Eloine Hall-Oakley [Credit: Mark Samuels]

Student of School of Drama at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA), Sashay Scott, is the 2014 recipient of the Roy Hall Memorial Scholarship.

Christopher McFarlane Stars In School of Drama’s Staging Of Derek Walcott’s ‘Dream On Monkey Mountain’

Monkey Mountain NEWflyerTWO WEEKENDS ONLY: November 7-9 & 14-16 (Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6:00 p.m.)

ADMISSIONS: Adult – $1000 / Students – $400 (with I.D.)

After a successful staging of Venus a sold out final weekend, School of Drama stages Dream On Monkey Mountain in an intimate open air setting at the Amphitheatre, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. The play opens  Friday (November 7) and will run for TWO WEEKENDS ONLY;

School of Drama mounts Suzan-Lori Park’s Venus

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TWO WEEKENDS ONLY: October 24-26 & October 31-November 2. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6:00 p.m.

ADMISSIONS: Adults – $1000 / Students – $400 (with I.D.)

VENUE: Dennis Scott Studio Theatre, 1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston 5

BOOKINGS: Call School of Drama Box Office at (876) 968-0028



Using a side-show carnival motif,

School of Drama, Celebrating a Caribbean Classic – Dennis Scott’s An Echo In The Bone

echoboneDennis Scott’s seminal and iconic Caribbean classic AN ECHO IN THE BONE is currently in rehearsal for opening on March 14th at the School of Drama, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, under the direction of Eugene Williams. Mr. Williams’ previous production with students at the school RUINED, won four Actor Boy Awards including Best Production, Best Drama and Best Director.

AN ECHO IN THE BONE, which has been produced on several occasions across the Caribbean,

‘Ruined’ tells a fantastic story

ruined-apr-2012Marcia Rowe, Jamaica Gleaner Writer
There were a number of cathartic moments in the production Ruined. Playwright Lynn Nottage’s story of the devastating effect of the civil war in The Democratic Republic of Congo on the country’s women was not lost.

Director Eugene Williams and his cast, comprising a guest performer, graduate performers and students, joined forces to give a memorable presentation of the Congolese play.

Without notice, the Dennis Scott Studio Theatre’s stage went black.