The curtains came down on the Digicel sponsored Drama Festival 2016 held at the National Cultural Center on Sunday evening with the plays “Counterfeit Love” by Nicola Moonsammy, “Choti Backoo” by Neaz Subhan and “Baraka’s Revenge” by Melinda Primo Solomon.
The festival was launched on Sunday November 20th and carried a total of 23 plays in five categories: the full-length categories open, short categories open, junior category, debutantes category and secondary schools category. Cash awards to the tune of
$7 million will be given to persons winning in four areas of the five categories. The four areas are Best Production, Best Production first runner-up, Best Production second runner-up and Best Expression of a Guyanese folktale/folklore.
Winners will take home cash prizes ranging from $100,000 to $1M with the person who wins the Best Production carting off the largest purse of $1M on December 19th when the grand prize-giving ceremony will be held at the National Cultural Center.
Below are some scenes captured by INews Photographer Carl Croker at the Digicel-sponsored Drama Festival last night at the National Cultural Centre