Creating an online archive for Trinity College’s Center for Caribbean Studies
Tony Hall is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, and director hailing from San Fernando in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Hall grew as a protege of Poet Laureate & Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Derek Walcott. Since 1987, Tony Hall has collaborated in the masquerade (Mas), and contributed to Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival celebrations as a ‘Mas maker’. He was passionate about the culture of Trinidad & Tobago and in the 1990’s was instrumental in reviving the commemoration of the Canboulay Riots. Hall is described to have had a rebellious spirit and mind. He believed that we are all born connected, and that there are several ways and means through play and performance in which we can allow ourselves to realise the connection we have to the energy of the universe.