"The Emerging Lens" Film Festival
Celebrating our 9th year
Coming in April 2019
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"Hood Habits " the Musical - (In Production)
(OFFFICIAL TV MEDIA
PHOTO CREDIT: BRUNO AMEZEUA & JOHN LITTLE
Created by Curtis Bell
Written & Directed by Tara Taylor
Musical Director: Ross Unger
"Viola: An Original Musical"
find out more on the official website
Starring Zamani Millar, Amariah Bernard, Minis Stairs, Dr. Linda Carvery, Debra Deleon, Steven Benton, Natasha Thomas and Tyson Taylor
Synopsis - Sisters, Rayna and Amiah embark on a journey to discover who Viola Desmond was through the eyes of her heart and soul. They uncover Viola’s path from successful business women to the mother of the Canadian civil rights movement. By refusing to give up her seat in the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, NS, Desmond took her place in history as an international symbol of inspiration that has fueled generations to fight for their rights.
Book and Lyrics by Tara Taylor
Musical Director - Mark Flowerdew
Cast - (Eastern Front Theatre - STAGES Performance)
Kirsten Taylor - "Lauren Johnson"
Linda Carvery - "Gladys (Nan)"
GaRRy Williams - "Uncle Jim"
Minis Stairs - "Client, Radio Host"
Q&A Moderator - Tracey Crawley
Directed by Tara Taylor
Lead Composer: Tara Taylor
Co-composer - Music Arranger: Mark Flowerdew
Co-composer - Music Arranger: Charity Stairs
Music Arranger - Ross Unger
Dramaturg - Richie Wilcox
Music Dramaturg - Chuck Homewood
Technical Support - Mable Wheeler
Choreography - Janiah and Jahziah Stairs
Illustration by - Carmahn McCalla
Poster Image by - Colleen MacIsaac
Piano - Mark Flowerdew
Acoustic Guitar - Macio Dorrington
Bass Guitar - Nathaniel Caravan
Drums - Isaiah Brooks
Saxophone - Natasha Thomas
Saxophone - Jeremey Kent