The Oratory Foundation is a school with the mandate to touch and teach through oration and creative forms of the spoken word. It promotes and encourages the use of various forms of oratory; it is a teaching institution providing the opportunity for the pruning and perfecting of poetry, oratory and performance.
Oratory 22 had as its theme "Show Your True Colours". Colour provided the stimulus for poetry formation. Here Robyn Sookram and Jonathan Khan perform "Blue".
Masquerade was dominant in Oratory 22, "Show Your True Colours". With dance and song the cast exploded with colours shining true.
Ceres, Iris and Juno, who are Shakespeare's spirits in the wedding scene of The Tempest translate to Caribbean jumbies. In Photo: L-R: Tsehia Granger; Robyn Sookram and Xiomara Granger.
Ariel (Megan Cox) charmed the audience with voice and melody and strains from folk songs in this interpretation of "The Tempest".
Francesca Khan as Miranda ponders her time on the island.
"The Circus Reach...Jest So!" rolled in Oratory 21 where the students emerged as clowns, magicians and jesters.
Caliban (The Tempest) is convinced it is by sorcery Prospero got the island, and is eager to retaliate with spell and charm. (In photo: Dominic Khan)
Jillisse Roberts on stage enjoying Oratory 21, "The Circus Reach...Jest So!"
The Oratory Foundation marked the 400th anniversary of the passing of William Shakespeare with the staging of "Shakespeare - Bard Like That!". Here Joash Huggins and Maia Andrew perform sonnets.