Young men urged to get involved in theatre production

first_imgAlex Bruno: Photo courtesy: Alex BrunoPlay writer Alex “Pawol” Bruno has issued a call for more men to get involved in theatre production and performance.Bruno, who is the play writer and director of Teyat Pawol International, told Dominica vibes News that there is a dire need for men in theatre. According to him the organization consists of over twenty females and just three males, and that’s just “not good enough”.“We are looking for men who are interested in performing to join our group so that we can get them trained. We however place strong emphasis on younger people. We do mind working with people with experience but we want to train a cadre of new people from ten years up”.Bruno said there is a set criteria by which one must abide.“We are looking for children who are well behaved, their grades at school must be good, their behavior must be intact, willing to work hard and they must not be in problem with the law or anything”.Bruno latest theatrical presentation “The Obeah Man” featured 14 year old Tyiska Williams and 16 year old Leon Prince – Charles students of the Dominica Grammar School.Dominica Vibes News Share 43 Views   7 comments Share LocalNews Young men urged to get involved in theatre production by: – May 10, 2012center_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Incumbents Ousted in Highlands

first_imgLocal 2015 election coverage on The Two River TimesUnexpected Results in a Historically Low Turnout YearGOP Takes Red Bank By 4 VotesIncumbents Ousted in HighlandsGOP Sweeps, Other Than Stunning Angelini and Casagrande Loss‘Quixotic’ Oceanport Mayoral Attempt SucceededLocal Election ResultsVoters Approve Liquor Sales in Little SilverVIDEO: Local Candidate DebateEvery Vote Counts (Editorial) By Muriel J. SmithTwo newcomers, running independently of each other, shocked the two incumbent council members with their upset victory Tuesday in the nonpartisan election held under the borough’s newly enacted local form of government.Carolyn Broullon was high voter-getter with 448 votes, and Claudette D’Arrigo polled 370 to wrest the two seats on council currently held by Tara K. Ryan-Killeen who polled 319, and Kevin Redmond, who polled 281. The fifth person running for the two three-year terms, former councilman William Caizza, polled 192.D’Arrigo, who is a registered Independent for other levels of voting, said that while she got into the campaign at the very last minute, replacing another potential candidate who had to decline because of personal reasons, she has spent the last months knocking on doors and hearing what residents have to say. Her conclusion, she told The Two River Times, is that “everyone has problems, and we are one town. The problems that affect people who live ‘on the hill’, a phrase she dislikes, affect everyone else in the borough just as the problems affecting “downtown, or the condos, or Waterwitch or wherever … We’re one town, the problems affect us all.”D’Arrigo has also become well known since Super Storm Sandy in national newspapers and television, in her still ongoing discussions with FEMA and other agencies who have delayed funding for the house raising she and her husband completed on Seadrift Avenue. “Other people have the same problems and we have to keep on top of it until it’s resolved and things are done,” she said, noting that both U.S. senators as well as other officials and government representatives have been helpful in her quest.Broullon, who concurred with D’Arrigo that while they did not run as a team, they share the same concerns for the borough and the same standards and plans for its future, said she was “cautiously optimistic” of a victory after going door to door, having residents invite her in “for dinner or a glass of wine … They wanted to talk and they wanted someone to listen,” she said. The door-to-door campaign was very effective she thought, since “it seems it’s been a long time since anyone has done that.”D’Arrigo, who has attended ever y council meeting except 11 for the past seven years, said residents are tired of “hearing what council is going to do, then the next month having it put off til the next month, and so on.” Her goal is set priorities, lay out plans, set deadlines, and accomplish the goals. “I heard too many times from people that they feel they’ve been forgotten.”Broullon, who is a market researcher and works from home, said switching from her New York office to a home office has enabled her to run for office and devote the time needed to serve on council. An initial goal after her Jan. 1 installation will be to make changes in code enforcement in the borough. “We have a code enforcement officer who has written 82 tickets in three years, and those were to only 46 property owners. Yet there are dilapidated, mold-infested, vacant homes throughout town and nothing’s been done. I’m happy to be able to be on council so I will be able to have a voice in correcting some serious problems that have been permitted to continue.”A registered Democrat, Broullon said communication is “a two-way street, you have to let people talk…but you also have to listen, then fight the solution through asking the right questions.”last_img read more

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