DUELLING VOICES coming soon at the DAPHNE JOSEPH HACKETT THEATRE

In the confines of an unsupervised classroom, with nothing to do, students play a confrontational game of dialogue, call, response and heated repartee. This develops into an intense exploration which eventually reveals one of the most pressing and prevalent issues concerning adolescent sexuality. Written by Zeno Obi Constance the Trinidadian... ReadMore

ANNOUNCING THE 2017 CSEC THEATRE ARTS RESULTS

Congrats to our 2017 class who worked hard to complete this 2-year course in 1 demanding year. “Of the 11 students, the results were very pleasing with 9 Grade 1s and 2 Grade 2s.” This from Managing Director and tutor of the course, Varia Williams “we are happy with how... ReadMore

Mustardseed Staff Meeting – Term 1, 2016

Mustardssed's teaching staff got together this term at our new office in REGUS One Welches, St. Thomas. It was a fun and productive meeting where we discussed the following agenda items:   Class and individual progress so far in the term - including challenges and ‘cheering’ moments Each teacher reported... ReadMore

Mustardseed performing at NIFCA Independence Gala 2016

This year the Mustardseed children have been asked to perform at the NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE FESTIVAL OF CREATIVE ARTS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE GALA.   We are honoured to be performing with writer, poet, actor and spoken word artist ADRIAN GREEN. This national event will be held at the Kensington Oval on NOVEMBER 20,... ReadMore

MUSTARDSEED THEATRE ARTS SUCCESS ONCE AGAIN

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Once again the Mustardseed Productions has reaped success with all passes in this year’s CSEC Theatre Arts exams. With 8 grade 1s and 4 grade 2s, the 12 students from varying backgrounds, coming from different secondary schools across Barbados met every Saturday morning for 1 school year to study, learn... ReadMore

THEATRE FOR LIFE: Reflections on Theatre Arts CSEC 2014/15 – Before the Results

  The Theatre Arts CSEC themed by us at Mustardseed ‘THEATRE FOR LIFE’ took place over the course of approximately 9-months. The course was designed to expose students to principal element s of drama and Theatre Arts as well as to foster students’ appreciation of the study of Theatre Arts... ReadMore

Students Reflections on Theatre Arts CSEC 2014/15

12 Students from this years course reflect on what they expected from the course and what they got out of it 9-months later. Let's take a peep into their journals: What Do I Expect To Gain From the Course?     Ché-Annika Mayers   At the end of this class I expect... ReadMore

With 7-Days Left, Another Generous Donation

With just over a week to go of its Mustardseed TV funding campaign, we are pleased to announce a most generous contribution from The Maria Holder Memorial Trust*  This brings our total raised so far to $16,000, almost one-third of our target of $50,000. Over the past term, cast and... ReadMore

Mustardseed TV Campaign – Help us to Raise Funds for this Project

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The Mustardseed TV initiative is an effort to continue our work of using drama and theatre techniques to tell local stories, showcase Caribbean cultural forms and investigate current affairs, while encouraging healthy social behaviors, reaching a much wider audience and touching the lives of more Barbadian and Caribbean children.  ... ReadMore

‘The Drama Maze’ by Amanda Cumberbatch

I’ve been watching one of my Mustardseed colleagues conduct her classes for many weeks now, I must confess, wanting to make connections between our two contexts. She teaches the Children’s Theatre 1 (ages 4-5) and I teach the ‘tweens and teens’ (Youth Theatre 2 – ages 11-14) and, in spite... ReadMore

The Dramatic Child – Is your child a drama Queen/King?

Do you have a drama queen or king on your hands? Do you wonder sometimes where all the expression, gestures and antics come from? Here are 5 suggestions which might help you get through some of ‘the drama’ and channel some that creative energy: (more…) ReadMore

Discipline the Mustardseed way

In any environment where children are having fun, there are usually 1 or 2 who will get carried away with the excitement. When this situation rises to the level of distraction or disrespect, time-outs are generally recommended.  These are accompanied with a conversation with the student about appropriate behavior in... ReadMore

Do you have a Child you consider to be shy?

At Mustardseed we try to discourage the ‘SHY’ labeling,as we find it is often put on children before they can develop their own little identities for themselves. They often grow up hearing that they are shy before they even know what it means and this may become an inevitable self-fulfilling... ReadMore