Shakespeare in Belmont

Amongst the bustling nightlife and vibrance of Port of Spain, nestled in Belmont sits the ever present Trinidad Theatre Workshop (TTW). A company that has been the epicentre of Caribbean theatre arts for more than 50 years.

Established in 1959 by Noble Prize Laureate Derek Walcott, the intention was to initiate a hunger for theatre arts in Trinidad and the surrounding West Indian community. As a result, so began a company of actors performing original works by Walcott such as, The Joker of Seville, Dream on Monkey Mountain and classic pieces by renowned playwrights like Anton Chekov and Arthur Miller. 

Today, despite the recent exit of Walcott, the Workshop is still in constant development and reinvention with creative director Albert Laveau at the helm. A charismatic, seasoned actor and founding member of TTW, Laveau is wildly interesting and great for a colourful history lesson on anything and everything to do with theatre and well, life. Drop by any day and Mr. Laveau or his right hand and secret weapon Tyker, will welcome you into the fold and answer any questions you have.

The space itself is intimate and enhances the experience whether it involves theatre or music. There are different events held every month – the website is the best place for information regarding dates and times. There are also various workshops available, including playwrighting as well as teen and adult acting workshops. TTW is a gem and every experience there is memorable and worth exploring. Check it out!

  • TTW is still a theatre company and auditions for membership are open!
  • Parking is a bit difficult so be sure to get there early for the show

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  1. August 5, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Thanks for finally writing about Trinidad Theatre Workshop – MACO Caribbean; Loved it!

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