Grenada’s most famous playwright will be speaking in New York this Saturday.
Francis Urias Peters – who is also a Public Education Specialist, has written numerous notable plays addressing social and health issues, with his most prominent being “Struggle”, “Shattered Expectations” and “The Burial of Miss Faithlyn”.
Peters is scheduled to be a guest speaker at the Tropical Reflection Ballroom’s 5th annual Spring Gala fundraising event on the evening of Saturday, April 8.
He is slated to share some of his most famous stories, Grenadian riddles and parables, and nostalgic folk songs.
Francis Urias Peters studied Drama-in-Education and Theatre Arts at Jamaica’s Edna Manley College of Visual & Performing Arts, and in 2012, was recognized as one if its Top 50 outstanding alumni during its 50th anniversary celebration.
He staged his first drama production in Grenada in 1983, has since scripted, produced and directed several scripts for radio and the stage.
His has won local and regional awards for his radio dramas, “Olivia’s Cry”, “Mervin’s Story” and “Under the Shadows of Darkness”.
With proceeds from the fundraiser going towards supporting local playwrights and creating new plays and productions, Peters says he wants to get New York’s Grenadian community involved and interested in theatre arts.