Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett: Looking to better her best

Her love for the literary arts and her passion for drama are what drive Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett. One year new to the stage, she is still striving to overcome herself. But she is a perfectionist and perhaps that is the reason she won the National Drama Festival’s Best Actress Award of 2012, for her role in Colette Jones-Chin’s play Virtues and an astounding six nominations for her play, While God Watched.

Born February 16, 1981 at Medical Arts in Georgetown, Lloyda and her little sister were primarily raised in the city, but spent holidays with relatives in Linden or on the West Demerara.

Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett

Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett

Her mother, Jeanette Osborne was the sole provider for all her needs and Lloyda says she considers her one of the strongest persons she has ever known. She explains that it was her mother who sparked her artistic dream: when she was around five years old her mother took her to see Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, at the Theatre Guild, and she knew right then that was where she belonged. She says her mother provided everything she and her sister needed to develop into productive individuals; she groomed their talents and was extremely focused on insuring her two daughters had the best possible education.

Lloyda and her sister Melaika Grogan shared close relationships with their cousins who she considers to be their …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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