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Shakera Williams
Stage Manager

Shakera Williams doesn’t take being the Stage Manager for Laff-it-Off lightly.

While the audiences may never see her on stage or as they enter the venue, her role in the Laff-it-Off productions is critical to the efficiency of each show and the success of each season right alongside the director.

Shakera is credited with getting other members of the technical crew involved in Laff-it-Off over the years. She likes working on the technical aspect of theatre as being on stage is not a highlight for her. 

“I’m not one to be seen in the spotlight. I like being in the back making sure things go smoothly and I am happy with that. Stage management is ensuring that everything goes smoothly - lights, sound, video and props - to ensure that every aspect of the production pertaining to the stage goes as it should,” she stated.

Once the director brings the show to opening night, his/her responsibility ceases, and the stage manager is then fully responsible for the running of the show.

Shakera has performed interesting roles as part of her courses of study at the Barbados Community College where she gained her degree in Theatre Arts. She performed in the production, Once Upon a Time: An Exploration of Caribbean Cultural Forms in the role of a mother and as a teenage schoolgirl in the play The Ritual, both directed by Yvonne Weekes. She was also a part of the cast for a procession called Odale's Choice which was directed by Sonia Williams; participated in a 10-minute drama which was launched at an international conference in Belize on behalf of the Barbados Family Planning Association. 

She has worked on other productions including the Central Bank of Barbados Sports & Cultural Club’s play, School’s Out -The Play and Ursuline Convent School’s Pantomime, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She also assisted with event management for the Bliss Summer event. 

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