Conrad Parris, Actor

Conrad Parris as Sgt. Mackie Prescott

The year 2012 marks Conrad's seventeenth year as a theatre practitioner. He got his start with Trinidad Theatre Workshop's New Actor's Workshop in 1995, debuting in their production of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide/ When The Rainbow Is Enuf .

He continued work with TTW in their Theatre-in-Education programme, which was geared towards secondary school students' appreciation of English Literature. He also performed with Arts-In-Action, a group dedicated to tackling social issues via theatre and mediation. Conrad has also lent his talent to Necessary Arts on several occasions.

Theatrically, he has appeared on stage in numerous guises; as Caliban in William Shakespeare's The Tempest; as Jesus Costazuela in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple Female Version; as Professor Max Reinhardt in Davlin Thomas' Lear Ananci; as Winston Marshall in Derek Walcott's Steel; and as Delilah, in Tony Hall's and David Rudder's Brand New Lucky Diamond Horseshoe Club, just to name a few. He was last seen on stage in the RCKP's hit comedy, How It Hang, It Swing; the family drama, Coming Home; and the calypso musical, Rum and Coca Cola.

Also working in television and radio, Conrad originated the role of Paul Campbell in the local soap opera Westwood Park, and has voiced several radio advertisements, and appeared in many television commercials over the years. He also produced and presented the community current affairs programme Dot Com for Gayelle the Channel. He can be seen on the cooking show, Taste on CNC3.

The Ghost of Hing King Estate marked his feature film debut, which he followed with the UWI Film class' short film, Sans Souci. He also appeared in the Ryan Khan-directed short film The MidNite Affair, and Purple, a short helmed by Christopher Dinchong, as well the feature-length horror film, 3 Line - also directed by Dinchong. He's currently working on two other locally-produced feature films, and can be seen next in the Canadian film, Home Again.

 

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