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Dr. Yvonne Weekes (Retired)

Dr. Yvonne Weekes (Retired)

Lecturer in Theatre

Coordinator, MA Creative Arts programme

Department: EBCCI


Yvonne Weekes is an award-winning published writer, actress, director and Theatre Arts educator. She has taught in London, Montserrat and Barbados and performed in many of the Caribbean islands as well as in the UK. She is currently the Panel Chair for the CAPE Performing Arts syllabus and is responsible for the development of the CSEC Theatre Arts syllabus while training drama teachers across the region, she remains a major resource person for the Caribbean Examinations Council. Yvonne holds her PhD in Education and currently teaches Theatre and Arts Education, in both the undergraduate and graduate

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Ph.D. Education (UWI), 2016
B.A. English and Drama (Middlesex), 1980 
Advanced Diploma Voice and Speech in Education, Central School of Speech & Drama, 1983 


Research Areas

Student Voice and Leadership 
Changing Student Behaviour Through the Arts 
Writing as Methodology 
Theatre as Activism & Theatre as Social Consciousness

Teaching Areas

THEA 2210 Acting for Stage and Screen
HUMN 3901 Capstone Final Year Project
ARTS 6004 Critical Pedagogy in the Arts
ARTS 6003 Curriculum Design in the Arts

Select Publications

Volcano published by Peepal Tree Press, 2006
"Studying Theatre Arts: Students Speak”, The Caribbean Examiner, volume 15, No 1, 2017
The Impact of Theatre Arts on the Development of Self-Esteem: A Barbados Scenario, 2017 Jonkonnuu Arts Journal
Landship: Ghost or Immemorial Memory in Caribbean Unveiled, Caritalents Youth and Territory Project in Barbados and Dominica, 2017, University of Florence
Nomad published by House of Nehesi, 2019


Reculturing, restructuring, student voice Grief, trauma, healing autoethnography, qualitative inquiry

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