DORRAINE REID BIOGRAPHY

Dorraine Reid, is an accomplished educator and an eclectic professional. She has a Diploma in Drama in Education from Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, a B.Sc degree with Honours in Education Administration from the Western Carolina University, and a M.Sc in Government from U.W.I Mona.

Dorraine has served in the capacity of Classroom Manager, Resource Person for Drama/Theatre Arts for the Ministry of Education, and as External Examiner of CSEC Theatre Arts. She has a comprehensive knowledge and grasp of curriculum design and writing, garnered from her extensive work with the Ministry of Education's Core Curriculum Unit in the re-drafting of the National Revised Curriculum.  Dorraine Reid is also competent in professional training and development in the arts and other educational pedagogy.

She is currently Head of Drama Education Department, and a lecturer at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts; she is also author of the recently published book, “The Educators’ Briefcase”.

 

BEST DIRECTOR - Actor Boy Awards 2018

As a trained theatre artiste, she also wears the hats of, actress, light and sound operator, stage manager, and most recently, Theatre Director. In March 2018, Dorraine directed the Omaall Wright’s Play “Belly Woman”.  Under her direction, the production received eleven (11) nominations from the International Theatre Institute (ITI) Jamaica Actor Boy Awards. These nominations included Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Costume Design, Best Choreography, Best Musical, Best Tragedy, Best New Jamaican Script, Best Drama, Best Ensemble, Best Director, Best Production. At the 2019 staging of the ITI Actor Boy Awards ceremony, “Belly Woman” was top awardee for the 2018th theatre season, copping six (6) of the eleven (11) awards for which it was nominated. She also had the personal satisfaction of being named Best Director.