Leslyn Fraser: From the stage to the stage

Her name is well known in entertainment circles. When someone says the name Leslyn Fraser, mostly what comes to mind are her ferocious moves, the slender legs, daring eyes; all that make her a wonder on stage. Dancing from a very tender age, she also took up acting while still very young and has moved adroitly from one stage to the next, gathering myriad other skills along the way.

Her 2013 National Drama Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress in the Junior Category is viable proof that she is brilliant at theatre. Then there are her outstanding performances in Paloma Mohamed’s Anybody see Brenda; The Darker Side, written and directed by Tivia Collins and Planned to Perfection, written by Mark Luke-Edwards and directed by Ayana Waddle. It was this play for which she won her most recent accolade.

But from all accounts it was a miracle that the play pulled through at the actual competition. According to Leslyn, it was vastly under-rehearsed like so many other productions at this past season of the National Drama Festival. “We [the cast] never had a full run in this play because all the cast members were never present at the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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