Monday, January 25, 2021

St. Croix Presents Work by EURweb’s LaRita Shelby

The 2nd production of Dictation, from the writings of LaRita Shelby is presented this month in St. Croix at CCT.  Directed by Xiomara Sanchez & Eileen Des Jardins. www.CCT.VI
The 2nd production of Dictation, from the writings of LaRita Shelby is presented this month in St. Croix at CCT. Directed by Xiomara Sanchez & Eileen Bishop Des Jardins. www.CCT.VI

*EURweb’s  LaRita Shelby visited the Caribbean Community Theatre of St. Croix (CCT) this past weekend for the 2nd production based on her book Dictation: Plays, Poems & Monologues.

The June 2015 presentation was co-directed by Xiomara Sanchez (front row 2nd from left) and Eileen Bishop Des Jardins, Managing Producer of CCT (front row 2nd from right).

Also pictured on the front row:  Tony Emanuel far left and Antonio Cruz (far right).  2nd row: Sylvia Smith Brady, Clara Killy and Jada Jackson.  Top row: Ryan Burton, Curtis Walters, Kim Jerome, Marlene Whitney and Michael Baker.

Michael Baker and Sylvia Smith Brady in Dictation by LaRita Shelby at CCT 2015 directed by X. Sanches and E. Bishop Des Jardins
Michael Baker and Sylvia Smith Brady in Dictation by LaRita Shelby at CCT 2015 directed by Xiomara Sanchez and Eileen Bishop Des Jardins

The multi-cultural cast has roots in New York, Tennessee, California, Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Puerto Rico and the island of St. Croix. Under the direction of Mrs. Des Jardins and Ms. Sanchez, the talented actors tackled scenarios dealing with humorous and dramatic interpretations of life, love & relationships in skits such as My Thigh Moved, I Left Generations Sitting On The Stoop, Real Marriage Vows, Hook A Brother Up and She Wanted Me To Miss The Game!

Kim Jerome performs My Thigh Moved from Dictation by LaRita Shelby at CCT 2015 directed by X. Sanchez & E. Bishop Des Jardins
Kim Jerome performs My Thigh Moved from Dictation by LaRita Shelby at CCT 2015 directed by Xiomara Sanchez & Eileen Bishop Des Jardins.

“Dictation” was written as a collection of practice and performance pieces for actors, as well as directors to dive in and create their own incarnations of Shelby’s words.  The CCT has done just that, they even peppered several pieces with the Cruxian dialect, much to the delight of the audience.   Saskia Corke, Charles Jaquays  & Jamille Smith round out the dedicated crew, as well as a host of generous sponsors.  Special thanks to David Hayes, The National Endowment of the Arts and the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts.  For more on the Caribbean Community Theatre of St. Croix and all future performances and productions, go to www.CCT.VI.  To order Dictation: Plays, Poems & Monologues go to www.LaRitaShelby.com.

LaRita Shelbyhttp://www.RitaShelby.com
LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby is a broadcast media & marketing professional. She serves as Director of Digital Strategy and Sales at EURweb.com. Additionally she is an actress, singer/songwriter who has appeared on TV and in film.

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