Artist Resume: Simeon Chris Moodoo

Hair color:         Black

Vocal Range:     Baritone

Eye Colour:        Brown

Height:                174 cm

Weight:                114 lbs

DOB:                     18/08/87


Contact information:                 

Email:                               simz081887@gmail.com


THEATRE (DIRECTOR)

THE INSPECTOR” (October 2016 – November 2017) written by Simeon Chris Moodoo and produced by Naparima College while representing The Republic of Trinidad and Tobogo at the the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival in Antigua. Moodoo won The Vaughn M. Walter Award for Best Original Script, The Eleston Adams Best Directing Award and the Award for Outstanding Production. The production won a total of ten (10) Outstanding Awards, inclusive of Best Sound/Music, Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actor, Best Acting, Overall Best Actor (x2) and the Most Promising Performer Award.

Additionally, at the Trinidad and Tobago Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival 2016. Moodoo won the The Victor Edwards Award for Directing; The Zeno Constance Award For Most Original Script; The James Leewah Award for Outstanding Production. In total, the Cast and Crew collected nine (9) special awards.

MANIACS” (2012)  written by Victor Edwards and produced for the purposed of the “Festival of Scenes” at The Department of the Creative and Festival Arts, at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.


THEATRE (PLAYWRIGHT)

THE INSPECTOR” written in September 2016 and performed between October 2016 to November 2017, both the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Schools’ Festival in Antigua and the Trinidad and Tobago Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival 2016, where the production won a total of ten (10) Outstanding Awards and nine (9) special awards respectively, inclusive of  the Vaughn M. Walter Award for Best Original Script and the Zeno Constance Award For Most Original Script.

UNDER THE MANGO TREES written in May of 2014, initially for the purposes of the playwriting course at UWI, thereafter it was produced by  Halqa Productions at the Little Carib Theatre, and directed by Marcus Waldron in November, 2014.

It has then been re-written in 2016 and produced again in 2017 at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus’ DCFA  New Directors Forum: Festival of plays, under the direction of Arnetia Thomas.


THEATRE (ACTING)

Played: Father & Pundit in Ayinde’s Chalkboard’s “THE DOLLS’ HOUSE” (2015), written     and directed by Jabari Tait and Kaithlyn De Gazon.

Played: Pa Joe in “WE STORIES” (2015), written and directed by Iezora Edwards, in part fullfilment of her Phd in Cultural Studies.

Played: Moonia in “SUNDAR” (2015), written and directed by Victor Edwards  and produced by Iere Theatre Productions Ltd.

Played: Christian & Prakish in “MORE LOVE” (2014), written by Wendell Manwarren and Penelope Spencer, directed by Wendell Manwarren  and produced by 3 Canal.

Played: The Commissioner in “LYSISTRATA” (2013), written by Aristophanes and directed by Candace Sturge-Dunbar at the New Directors’ Forum, hosted by The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.

Played: Gokool  in “FREEDOM ROAD” (2013), written by Willi Chen and directed by Belinda Barnes, produced by the Academy for the Performing Arts (APA) of The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT).

Played: Chama in “MARIA ANTONIA” (2013), a 1967 Cuban classic written by Eugenio Hernandez Espinosa, translated and directed by  Dr. Jorge Morejon, produced by the Department of the Creative and Festival Arts, at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.


THEATRE (PRODUCTION /STAGE MANAGEMENT)

Production /Stage Manager of the BV Theatre Project’s “BITTER CASSAVA” (September 2016), written and directed by Dr. Lester Efebo  Wilkinson.

Assistant Production /Stage Manager of the BV Theatre Project’s “BITTER CASSAVA” (June 2016), written and directed by Dr. Lester Efebo  Wilkinson.

Stage Manager of “TWIGHLIGHT CAFÉ” (2015) written by Tony Hall and directed by Antonia Thomas for the New Directors’ Forum, hosted by The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.

Production Manager of “UNDER THE MANGO TREES” (2014), wriiten by Simeon Chris Moodoo and directed by Marcus Waldron. Produced by HALQA PRODUCTIONS.


AFFILIATIONS

Point Fortin West Secondary, Naparima College, The BV Theatre Project, Halqa Productions, 3 Canal, Iere Theatre Productions Limited, Playwrights Workshop Trinbago, Arts in Action, Playwrights’ Circle – UWI 2014, Defense Lab, Bois Academy, and Map Brule Players.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DIRECTORS’ WORKSHOP | COMPLETED 2016 | SECONDARY SCHOOLS’ DRAMA ASSOCIATION.

The workshop was geared towards drama/theatre arts teachers needing refresher courses specific to Directing, Playwriting and Improvisation.

Facilitators: Kurtis Gross and DMAD Company.

TEACHERS TRAINING WORKSHOP | COMPLETED 2015 | THE TRINIDAD THEATRE WORKSHOP, BELMONT.

For theatre and film practitioners and actors interested in passing on their craft, as well as educators interested in learning to use the dramatic arts to expand their teaching methods.

Related coursework: Teaching Acting through Text, Emotion and Movement.

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, DEPARTMENT OF CREATIVE AND FESTIVAL ARTS, ST. AUGUSTINE CAMPUS TRINIDAD.

BA THEATRE (First Class Honours) – July 2014

Studies include: Playwriting, Directing, Caribbean and European Performance Theory, Caribbean Drama, Western Theatre History, Modern Theatre, Asian and African Theatre, Theory and Practice of Educative Theatre/ Community Drama/ Street Theatre, Caribbean Festivals, Drama and Society, Theatre Production and Contemporary Theatre.


REFERENCES

Belinda Barnes (Assistant Professor in Acting at The University of Trinidad and Tobago, Academy for the Performing Arts and Interim Director at National Theatre Arts Company of Trinidad and Tobago) | bellatnt1@gmail.com (Email)

Dr. Lester Efebo Wilkinson (Lecturer at The University of the West Indies, Creative and Festival Arts, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad) | l.efebo@gmail.com (Email)

Dr. Dani Lindersay (Lecturer at The University of The West Indies, Creative and Festival Arts, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad) | danielle.lyndersay@sta.uwi.edu (Email)

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