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World Poetry Celebrates Sebastien Heins !

 

 

Ariadne’s Notes: Calling into the World Poetry Café Radio Show, CFRO, 100.5 FM at 1:25 PM PST, was Sebastien Heins  with Exciting news!

Young Jamaican , German actor Sebastien Heins stars in the Tempest opening across Canada on the big screen (Cineplex) on April 13th! He called into the World Poetry Café radio show on April 11 at 1:25 pm PST to talk about the film and the great opportunity to play the part of Ferdinand in The Tempest. He’s another up and coming Canadian actor who’s rehearsing for Wedding at Aulis at Soulpepper
The Tempest is the 12th film released by the Stratford Festival since 2014, when Executive Director Anita Gaffney embarked on an initiative to capture all of Shakespeare’s plays on film, allowing the Festival’s work to be seen internationally, while also creating an unparalleled educational resource.
Canadian distribution of The Tempest is through Cineplex, one of Canada’s
leading entertainment and media companies, which brings world class events and performances to the big

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Sebastien Heins is a young Jamaican actor who got his first break several years ago as a child star playing ‘Simba’ in the Toronto production of the musical The Lion King, one of the most successful theatrical productions of all time. Several years ago, Heins in New York City night wowed a large audience on Broadway with a sizzling one-man show called Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera, written and performed by him and directed by Adam Lazarus.
Heins’ performance forms part of New York City’s third annual United Solo Festival, a six-week multicultural theatrical event that presents one-person performances in the heart of the city’s theatre district.
This festival describes itself as the largest of its kind in the world.
To top things off, Heins then went on to win an award for Best Emerging Artiste at the festival.
With non-stop, high-energy dancing, miming, rapping, and singing, Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera told a compelling story in rhyme about the unlikely journey of two brothers who were deeply immersed in hip hop and R&B music, about how they were torn from each other and the circumstances that brought them back together again.
The entire show is written in rhyme with cleverly crafted lyrics utilizing the genres of hip hop and R & B as well as elements of reggae and dancehall.
The one-hour production presents like a long music video spanning 60 years, taking the audience from the present to the 1970s, then fast forwarding 30 years into the future.
Heins, of course, plays several roles and is able to successfully pull this off by drawing on all the skills acquired at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal where he studied.
Immensely helpful, too, is his impeccable dexterity at changing voices.
Heins is the son of a Jamaican mother, Shella Roye Heins from Savanna-la-Mar, and a German father.
The play was inspired by Sebastien’s two cousins in Jamaica and, as the saga unfolds, it feels very much like a love letter to his Jamaican roots. Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera is seasoned with many warm-hearted references to Jamaica. The production is an uncompromisingly bold and supremely entertaining excursion into the often perilous realm of one-man shows.

Also here is his additional bio:
Stratford Festival
January 2016 – Present 3 years 4 months
Stratford, Ontario
2018 Season:
The Tempest
The Comedy of Errors
Napoli Millionaria!
2017 Season:
The School for Scandal
Timon of Athens
2016 Season:
Breath of Kings: Rebellion
Breath of Kings: Redemption

https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/WhatsOn/PlaysAndEvents/Production/The-Tempest

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World Poetry Promo-The Award Winning Green Book!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Universal Pictures and TARO PR have asked us to promote the award winning movie Green Book. We will hopefully be sending out two DVD’s of the movie in the near future to listeners on the World Poetry Café Radio Show, CFRO 100.5 FM March 14th. Here are some links Website: http://uni.pictures/GreenBook
Trailer: http://uni.pictures/GreenBookTrailer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenBookMovie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/greenbookfilm
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenbookmovie/
Hashtag: #GreenBook and at 1:30pm PST we will be discussing the movie and adding some comments from Victor Schwartzman and listeners. If you have an opinion , please send it as soon as possible to ariadnes@uniserve.com marked URGENT.

***The film is available digitally and available for purchase in stores on DVD, Blu-ray and 4k Ultra HD on Tuesday, March 12th.

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World Poetry Celebrates Keisha Prince !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ariadne’s Notes:

On February 14, the World Poetry Café, 100.5 FM CFRO celebrated Black History Month with Keisha Prince (52 Words) and Dr. Mark Lomax (400 years of slavery)
Calling in at 1:10 pm PST was the talented actress, musician and mother, Keisha Prince from Toronto, one of the talents of the moving and insightful I-toons special 52 Words of Love, a Valentine special. Following her interview at 1:30 PPM  PST was Dr. Mark Lomax with his 12 album project 400 Years of Slavery . Also poems from the World Poetry Almanac complied and edited  by Dr. Hadda Sendoo and a story by Sharon Rowe.

Keisha’s message to the world was to give more application and emphasis to the positive and less to the negative and to remember we are all connected. Also to live life perusing what you what you want to convey people, love of all shades and realize that we can contribute to something beautiful.

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 Keisha Prince is excited about being part of the talent in 52 Words of Love and thinks it is a special film.  

In her career, She would like to play future roles with emotional and transformational impact. If any of our listeners or World Poetry film partners have an upcoming project that might fit these goals, you can contact her.
It was a great honour to have her on the World Poetry Café Radio Show and also to write about her in the Afro News.
Synopsis of 52 Words of Love:

“When Alice (Stacey Iseman), a woman suffering from cancer, sets out to post one synonym for love every week for a year on a site she’s created that she calls “52 Words of Love,” she inadvertently sends a gentle ripple through her social network and discovers more about relationships than she imagined.
This film is best described as an experimental narrative feature film, as it mixes documentary interviews with narrative drama, and actors with real life people to tell the story of intimacy through any age, gender, religion or ethnicity. “

Directors: Andrea Moodie, James Blokland
Producer(s): Andrea Moodie, James Blokland
Screenplay: Andrea Moodie, James Blokland
Official Site: 52wordsforlove.com
Studio: Films We Like.

With thanks to source: Tamar Gibbert and TARO PR.

“52 Words of Love is sometimes tender and moving, sometimes petty and curt, sometimes hurt and angry and it examines the nature of modern love with a warm and unjaundiced eye. The film gently appraises the lives of its characters as they negotiate, reject, beg, or demand love. The title of the movie indicates that filmmakers already understand there is no answer, that love is elusive and complex, but it is a joy to watch them turn the idea of love around in their hands and examine its myriad facets. Beautifully composed and mounted, skillfully written and acted, achingly romantic, 52 Words of Love is a love letter to love itself.” Get it now on I-Toons!

 Special thanks to Tamar Gibbert of Taro PR,  our great partners.