The National Drama Festival has a promising future

Guyana’s second National Drama Festival (NDF) was held in September-October 2012 at the National Cultural Centre in Georgetown and Lichas Hall, Linden. It received a very good overall public response, and based on this, in addition to the many improvements over the first festival, inaugurated in 2011, this initiative has a very promising future. Observations of the outcomes on stage and related developments present very good grounds for concluding that this event has made significant gains. At the same time, several weaknesses have been inevitably revealed arising from a new, far-reaching and complex undertaking in only its second year.

This NDF is an ambitious cultural programme which has brought dramatic entertainment to a wide public audience and some amount of developmental benefit to the performers and producers. It was managed and produced by the Department of Culture in the Ministry of Culture with assistance from private sponsorship,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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