Shamagne Bertrand, On-Site Director
Shamagne has over 25 years administrative experience in banking, law, manufacturing, human resources, and festival administration. She holds a National Craftsman Diploma and a diploma in management. She is also a member of a parang group, Los Amigos Cantadores, and a patois choir, "Vini Chante."
Florence Blizzard, Assistant On-Site Director
Florence Blizzard is a former secondary school teacher who holds a bachelor’s degree in history and English from the University of the West Indies, as well as a teaching certificate. She taught history and English for 31 years. She has an interest in photography and videography and is an experienced archivist and documentalist.
Sunity Maharaj-Best, Core Course Coordinator
Sunity Maharaj-Best, the Managing Director of the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies (LBIWI) and editor of The Trinidad and Tobago Review, is a media consultant, journalism lecturer and head of her own multi-media
production company. The former editor-in-chief of the Trinidad Express, News Director of TV6 and Group Executive for Editorial & Content Development at One Caribbean Media, she coordinates the Caribbean Civilization required core course, in which Trinity-in-Trinidad partners with the LBIWI. This course includes lectures by leading Trinidad
intellectuals, artists, and other figures as well as field trips to sites throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
Tony Hall, Festival Arts Course Professor
Tony Hall, aclaimed Trinidad playwrite and filmmaker, teaches Festival and Drama (an optional course in the fall) and Festival Arts as Cultural Performance (a required course in the spring). Tony is a graduate, in drama, of the University of Alberta in Canada. He taught filmaking and playwriting at the Trinity College Hartford Campus and has directed his own play Jean and Dinah and Derek Wolcott's Ti Jean and His Brothers at Trinity. He is the founder and head of Lordstreet Theatre in Trinidad.