St Lucian singer speaks on Human Affect Broadway production delays.
The Human Affect AD HOC Unit is presently facing some minor setbacks, as the musical goes through some cast changes and technical difficulties. This simply means that rehearsals are postponed and the June opening of the show is now delayed until later this year.
The cast and production team views this as a chance for everyone to perfect their act as the project takes a new turn. Castries performer Claudia Edward says she acknowledges the show remains a work in progress, and like everything else in life, some things are subject to breakdowns. Still the young artist remains focused and describe the experience so far as “uplifting, exciting and fulfilling.”
We have to do a show that we’re satisfied with. The cast and team have worked really hard and are looking forward to starting rehearsals again, with a schedule that works seamlessly.
“So many people are excited about coming to see the show because it addresses matters that are relevant to every nation; Domestic Violence, Socio-Economic Sustainability and the Environment, Racism, Human Trafficking, Child soldiers, Poverty, HIV/AIDS, Climate Change, Indigenous issues and Women’s/ children’s Health, all expressed creatively through a Musical Theater Format.” Says Claudia. “I can’t wait to get on that stage.”
The production features 10 issues cleverly written in the form of 10 poetic vignettes that touch on the core of human moral depravity.
As she waits, Claudia has been keeping very busy musically and is just back from Jamaica. The artist had been recording at the Big Yard Studio owned by International Reggae Artist “Shaggy”. After being introduced to Cecile by Courtney Louis, Claudia and the Bad Gyal decided to collaborate on some much anticipated music. To date, the Jamaican star has written 2 songs for the St. Lucian Diva which has both been recorded in Jamaica.
Claudia Edward says that there is much more in the pipe line for her musically, and her agents are presently working on a tour of Asia later this year. “This is only the beginning” she gushed.
When asked about her attendance to the 20th Anniversary Jazz celebrations, the singer confessed that she has been spending most of her time at Déjà vu studio since her return, but is anxious to see Derede and Jab’s performance at the Gaiety Rodney Bay.