Arts & Letters 2010 Laureate: Adrian Augier

Adrian Augier, 50, is a co-founder of St Lucia’s Lighthouse Theatre (1983) and founder of the Factory Creative Arts Centre (1997). He has written and produced several musicals, including the creation myth Hewannorra Story and Troumassay. He is also the writer/producer of Anthem (2004) and Esperance (2009), commissioned by the St Lucia government to mark the 25th and 30th anniversaries of the country’s independence. He has been involved in carnival production for over 30 years, and launched his own band, Rituals, in 2003. On stage he has performed and presented works in Australia, Ireland, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Canada, the US and the UK. Augier is also a poet with several titles to his name. His last volume, Bridgemaker, was met with critical acclaim by such critics as Kwame Dawes, Edward Kamau Brathwaite, and Rex Nettleford. Augier has contributed and continues to contribute to the shaping of Caricom policy on the development of creative industries for balanced economic growth.

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