The Tempest

The Oratory Foundation staged Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at Naparima Bowl to sold out audiences of secondary school students.

The play, easily considered Shakespeare’s most “Caribbean” play fascinates with its language and characters. Caliban the native declares “ this island is mine …” and is defiant in the face of Prospero who exerts power over him.

The audience was left totally satisfied as The Oratory Foundation staged this production.


Water Into Wine

Oratory 20 – Water Into Wine

Oratory 20 – “Water Into Wine” reflected transformation and a wedding was the chosen stage and crucible. A deliberate effort was made to recapture monologues from previous Oratory shows as we reflected on the journey through the years.

Here are some memorable images of that production in November 2015.



The Oratory Foundation is an organisation with the mandate to touch and teach, through oration and creative forms of the spoken word. It will promote and encourage use of the various forms of oratory; be a teaching institution and information centre; and provide the opportunity for pruning and perfecting talent. This organisation seeks to equip individuals with salient skills for effective oral expression and leadership. It will also foster partnerships with foreign universities in the area of oratory to strengthen the resource base.

On April 23 2016, The Oratory Foundation joined the rest of the world in celebrating 400 years since the passing of William Shakespeare. Students of the Foundation performed his sonnets and excerpts from his plays.

The evening was completed with music, dance and a gala fashion show displaying a wide array of style from Shakespeare’s day.

This memorable evening was staged under the banner “Shakespeare – Bard Like That” and was repeated in April 2017.