Marvin George


Marvin George is a teaching artist who has interests in theatre, traditional mas/querade, and Caribbean cultural performance. He began working in theatre as a teenager with his community group, Mount D'or Cultural Performers. He earned a BA (First Class Honours) in Theatre Arts from The University of the West Indies (UWI), was later awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to read for the MA in Theatre & Development Studies at the University of Leeds, and a UWI Postgraduate Scholarship, for the PhD in Cultural Studies.

As actor, director, and animateur, Marvin has worked extensively in his native Trinidad & Tobago, other parts of the Caribbean, the US and the UK, with some of the Caribbean's leading dramatists (eg. the Nobel Laureate, Derrek Walcott, Tony Hall, and his mentor, Rawle Gibbons), and has been a Theatre Arts (adjunct) lecturer at the UWI. Marvin's most recent creative work - directing 'The Bacchae' by Euripides with Mount D'or Cultural Performers - was a bold reinterpretation of the Greek classic, utilising traditional mas and ritual.

Marvin, a former Artistic Director (2008-2014) of Arts-in-Action - the applied creative arts outreach programme at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, at UWI, St. Augustine (UWI Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence, 2001) - now serves as director/board member to Arts-in-Action, Caribbean Yard Campus (Coordinator of Jouvay Ayiti, the traditional mas in popular education programme), and Artistic Director of Mount D'or Cultural Performers. In January 2015, Marvin joined the faculty at the Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts, as Lecturer at the School of Drama.

  • Work
    • Edna Manley College
  • Education
    • MA, Leeds
    • BA, UWI (First Class Honours)