J’can actress joins NY Caribbean Playreading Series


Award winning Jamaican actress and singer Dianne Dixon has joined a stellar line-up of actors from across the Caribbean for the Braata Productions Caribbean Playreading Series to be held at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) in Queens, New York, from April 22 – 24–Jamaica’s Star reports.

The Caribbean Playreading series is designed to create, develop, showcase and expose the best of Caribbean theatrical offerings and to introduce American audiences to the work of new and established playwrights from the Caribbean Diaspora.

Over the course of the three-day event, a different Caribbean play will be presented as a staged reading on each evening. The three plays announced for this year’s series are Bright Lights, Tent City by France-Luce Benson ( Haiti) on Friday April 22 at 8 p.m., Mom’s Eulogy  by Jermaine Rowe (Jamaica) on Saturday April 23 at 8 p.m. and Shepherd by Rawle Gibbons (Trinidad) on Sunday April 24 at 3 p.m.

The event is free to the public, and Dixon will appear in two readings – Mom’s Eulogy and Shepherd.

She will be joined by an acclaimed cast of established and emerging Caribbean – American actors including Andrew Clarke, Lincoln Brown, Ilana Warner, Nyanda Cammock, Mitzie Pratt, Monique John, Eric Berryman and Tyane Robinson.

In a stage and screen career spanning nearly two decades, the multitalented Dixon has established herself as one of the most dynamic and popular Caribbean actors working in New York today.
Renowned for her versatility, her resume includes numerous appearances in critically acclaimed productions spanning several genres.

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