The late 1970s and early 1980s saw a major cultural revolution in Caribbean theatre. This new critical study comprises interviews with the key players in this first generation of postcolonial playwrights, few of whom are still alive today. The book touches on their experiences as struggling artists in the Caribbean, along with the changingperceptions of their work, and of the region as a whole.
The authors profiled in Visions and Voices are Derek Walcott, Errol Hill, Errol John, Michael Abbensetts, Trevor Rhone, Alwyn Bully, Roderick Walcott, Edgar White, Slade Hopkinson, Lennox Brown, Carmen Tipling, Dennis Scott, Stafford Ashani Harrison and Mustapha Matura. Introduced by Kwame Dawes.
Olivier Stephenson is a poet, playwright, screenwriter and journalist. He is a founding member of the Caribbean American Repertory Theatre in New York City and Los Angeles. He lives in Miami.