first_imgIn the recently concluded Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s National Drama Festival, Tacius Golding High School received seven national awards for its theatrical presentation, “Blood”.The awards are Best Open Class Play, Best Experimental Drama, Best Open Class Actress, Best Open Class Director, Best Overall Ensemble, Best Overall Director, and Best Overall Dramatic Production.On this backdrop, Director and Writer, Webster Mcdonald said it is his intention to disseminate the message highlighted in “Blood” across the island and the Region if possible.“Blood” tells the story of a girl who was sexually abused by her adopted father. The lead character goes through a phase of low self esteem, isolation and myriad suicidal attempts. The concept of revival and the power of God are riveted in the conclusion of the piece, where she receives some semblance of hope. Essentially, blood seeks to create hope and tenacity for those who have been abused sexually or emotionally.“The second play explores issues relating to relationships. From time to time, marriages are terminated because of the lack of effective and consistent communication and these result in segregation, internal and external conflicts.”“Blood”, accompanied with music and dance, intricately created a blend of Jamaican culture It will be staged at the LICHAS Theatre, in Linden on Saturday, August 20, at 19:00h.last_img

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