HAYDEN FORDE LAUNCHES HIS PLAYS
The Castries Central Library was the venue for the launch of Hayden Forde's Silent Scars and other plays on Wednesday night. Many persons from the theatre and arts fraternity were on hand to celebrate this landmark achievement by the veteran playwright and director. His Gemstones Theatre actors were present and performed excerpts from the plays included in the collection. Broadcaster Jerry George was master of ceremonies for the evening.
Guest speaker Kendel Hippolyte, who is a poet, playwright and director, reminded the audience that except for the Walcotts, Stanley French and Gandolph St. Clair, not many local playwrights have published their plays in book form. He praised Forde's courageous and tenacious commitment to local theatre, despite many difficulties.
Several persons from the audience, including actors Ras Isley and David McLennon, paid tribute to Forde and credited him for their involvement in theatre.
Hayden Forde (pictured) was treated to performances of plays from his new collection.