Carifest XIII Auditions Begin on Sunday at the Umana Yana

(Georgetown, May 11, 2017) – As Guyana works to compile a sixty (60) strong contingent to the upcoming Carifesta XIII slated for August 17-27 in Barbados the stage is now set for the commencement of auditions.

On Sunday all persons satisfying the criteria to be possibly included in the Guyana contingent with specific focus on the PERFORMING ARTS SECTION are expected to attend the auditions at the Umana Yana starting at 14:00 Hrs.

The three categories include Drama, Music and Dance and are expected to portray the local theme of ‘Guyana an Emerging Green State.’

There will not be any individual auditions as we are catering for groups.


Drama:         To select the best new Guyanese play from the National Drama Festival

A play that is In keeping with themes that reflect the identity, interests and preoccupations of the nation of Guyana. Cast members of the play should include persons who can perform in other areas / genres: Story-telling; Spoken Word And include persons who represent the age group category – Youth. Members should have the ability to conduct workshops and perform individually in the different genres of drama such as spoken word.

Music:          Winners of the Minor Categories in the National Steelband Competition at Mashramani 2017 Group members should include persons who represent the age group category – Youth. The ability to interpret a musical score is important

Dance:          A company that can best represent Guyana given its repertoire etc., with at least 3 different dance styles, that is at least 5 years in existence, and has the ability to conduct workshops.

The duration of each audition should be no more than a 10 minutes presentation and registration would be done at the venue.

For further information persons are asked to contact 604-7712, 641-7364, 696-1193.