Colleen Humphrey is not afraid to be herself

By Jairo Rodrigues

Colleen Humphrey, a dramatist for 15 years, is not afraid to speak her mind. Her motto ‘Be Yourself’ truly expresses her persona. During an interview with The Scene, she said countless times in so many different ways that she thinks it would be best if everyone would be themselves; have their own identity. Being yourself is the only thing you can be, it involves having self-confidence and being truthful. But her most poignant line was, “When someone is acting, they are supposed to be acting onstage, not offstage.”

No stranger to the stage, just this past Drama Festival season she was in many award-winning plays, including Shana Fraser’s Ensnared, Lloyda Garrett’s While God Watched and Randolph Critchlow’s Saving Grace. Some of her memorable performances were in Makantalli directed by Malcolm De Freitas in 2011, To Sir with Love, Front Yard and Obeah in the Court earlier this year.

Born in Georgetown, she was taken to Barbados to live with her grandmother for three years before returning to her homeland. Colleen lived with her great aunt in William Street, Kitty until the age of 13. She recalls that it was a quiet neighbourhood and she would be  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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