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Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts


Carla W. Springer Hunte

Carla W. Springer Hunte


Department: EBCCI


Carla is a performer, producer, writer, arts manager and cultural consultant, with 40 years of theatre experience on and off stage in Barbados, the Caribbean, and in major cities around the world. A former cast member with Stage One Theatre Productions, “Pampalam” and “Laff-it-Off”, and well known in the local TV mini-series on HIV/AIDS Awareness “Secrets”, she is a founding member and Director of SAYGE Theatre Productions and Hunterspring Events Management. Carla has written her first two plays “It’s up to Me” on HIV/AIDS Awareness and “When Men Cry” on Domestic Abuse, and has co-written and co-produced a play on issues of identity called “Deadly Beautiful”.


MA Arts Management, City University London, 2005

BSc Accounting, The UWI Cave Hill Campus, 1995

Research Areas

Currently reading research relating to topic “The Business of Creative Arts in Small Island Developing States: The Cultural Policy and Entrepreneurship Nexus in Barbados”, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Faculty of Humanities & Education, Cultural Studies Programme, Master of Philosophy.

Select Publications

1. “Deadly Beautiful” - A performance piece exploring concepts of beauty and dealing with issues of identity in an urban Caribbean context. Co-researched and co-written with Dr. Yvonne Weekes - 2019.
2. “Creating Theatre for an iPad Generation” – Caribbean Quarterly - A Journal of Caribbean Culture, Volume 63, 2017 - Issue 2-3: The Caribbean Stage: From Traditional Theatre to Modern Performances, Pages 339-350 – August 2017
3. “Business of the Arts: Key elements of a successful Theatrical Production” - The Caribbean Examiner – A Publication of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Volume 15 No.1, Pages 30-32 - May 20176
4. “When Men Cry” – One-Act play on Domestic Abuse representing personal and candid experiences of a husband and father, and the physical and mental abuse at the hands of his wife, and highlighting the complexities of gender based violence – April 2017.
5. “It’s Up to Me!” – One-Act Theatrical presentation for the Barbados Defence Force for the 2009 HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign on Stigma and Discrimination – August 2009.

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