No ifs, buts or maybes - Beverley Gaskin knows what she is about.
Since 2002, she has been she has been working with Laff-it-Off and regardless of where she is stationed on any given night – backstage, Costume Assistant or Wardrobe Supervisor - she gets the job done.
Her task may seem simple to some, but can you image a member of the cast wearing the wrong costume on stage? Beverley is there to ensure there is no mix up and that each actor/actress looks the part he/she is playing.
Apart from being a member of the Laff-it-Off production, Beverley has worked with various productions over the years, including those staged by the award-winning group Dancin' Africa, of which she is a founding member.
The group which boasts of junior and senior troupes, was formed in the early 1990s and its aim still remains largely to encourage and promote expressive dancing among the youth throughout the island of Barbados.
Over the last two years at NIFCA, a festival in which they have received numerous awards including the coveted Madame Ifill Award for Dance, they have entered mixed discipline pieces which were well received.
Outside of Beverley’s responsibility as Assistant Director of Dancin’ Africa Beverley shares the responsibility of taking care of the costumes.
She continues to play an active role in culture and the arts by lending her expertise as a judge at bonnet parades, a variety of school pageants and fitness competitions just to name a few. Her greatest accomplishment to date is being given the opportunity to be a judge for both the Junior and Grand Kadooment in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.