Office, Faculty + Staff

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.

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.