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By Nicolette Bethel
Welcome to Kachikka! -- a podcast that takes you behind the scenes at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, Nassau, Bahamas
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Episode 1: What’s in a Name? The origins of the title Kachikka!


Episode #35: “My son, don’t try to run ….” - A conversation with Tex Turnquest.
This week we chat with accomplished actor, singer, dancer and proud Long Islander, Tex Turnquest.
November 29, 2020
Episode #34: “Oh Belinda!” - A conversation with Scott Adderley.
This week we chat with Scott Adderley, a singer and actor who performed in the first five productions of our company. He was trained and introduced to the Performing Arts by his uncle Cleophas Adderley Jr.
November 22, 2020
Episode #33: “Sneak into the phrase” - A conversation with Lee Callender.
This week we have a conversation with Lee Callender, grandson of the late Timothy Gibson, an accomplished pianist, arranger, vocal coach and teacher.
November 15, 2020
Episode #32: "That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold". A Conversation with Carrie Collins.
This week we chat with Carrie Collins, a founding member of Ringplay Productions, an accomplished actress and costume designer.
November 8, 2020
Episode #31: “If politics is the art of the possible, theatre is the art of the impossible.” - Mark Humes joins us.
This week we chat with the Member of Parliament for the Fort Charlotte constituency, actor, singer, photographer, former union leader and former professor at the University of The Bahamas, Mark Humes.
November 1, 2020
Episode #30: "I write to discover what I know." - A conversation with some of the writers from Short Tales.
This week we chat with Patrice Francis, Gail Hanna, Anthony Wallas, Valicia Rolle and Denardo Hepburn who have all had plays selected for this year's "Short Tales", a part of the Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival.
October 25, 2020
Episode #29: "Presenting the winner of the first and only Kachikka award" - A conversation with Anthony Delaney.
Tony has been in involved with the Dundas theatre for a number of years and is probably best known for originating the role of 'Son' in Winston Saunders' "You Can Lead A Horse To Water". He has also worked as a broadcaster and as an attorney. 
October 18, 2020
Episode #28: "Bring Him Home" - A conversation with Craig Pinder
This week we chat with Craig Pinder, a Bahamian actor who has had lead roles in London's West End shows, Les Misérables, Mama Mia and Fiddler On The Roof. He has acted and directed for Shakespeare in Paradise and has appeared in film projects by Kareem Mortimer.
October 11, 2020
Episode #27: “I can sing, I can Crochet, I can do Set Design, I can Paint, I can Act” - A conversation with Leah Eneas.
This week we talk with the multi-talented Leah Eneas. A stage, film and television actress and a talented singer. Gifted also in art and craft and known for her inventive crochet pieces.
October 4, 2020
Episode #26: "From Run and Gun to Big Budget" - A Conversation with Kareem Mortimer.
We speak with the premier film maker of The Bahamas, Kareem Mortimer. From the $150 low budget project to the million dollar feature. We also discuss his work in theatre and his family life.
September 27, 2020
Episode 25: “My Child!!!!!!!!!” - A conversation with Joann Callender.
We discuss with Joann her very notable career as a singer, composer and teacher, her world travels and some of her personal and professional relationships.
September 20, 2020
Episode 24: “What I really want to do is direct” - A conversation with Delores “Reds” Adderley.
We talk with "Reds" about her early days in Chippingham, her school days, her softball career, her government work, her union work and her life in the theatre.
September 13, 2020
Episode 23: “Das Adrian, boy listen, I can’ stan’ him” - An interview with Fred Ferguson.
This week we chat with Fred Ferguson one of the top musicians in The Bahamas. Composer, Arranger, Singer, Guitarist and band leader. We touch on some of his musical history from Acklins to Alabama.
September 6, 2020
Episode 22: "Once the show opens, I'm in charge" - An Interview with Marcel T. Sherman.
We finally get to chat with our Productions Manager, Marcel T. Sherman, who has been involved at the Dundas for over forty years and involved in other theatre years before that.
August 30, 2020
Episode 21: “Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat” - An interview with Graham Thordarson.
In this episode we talk with Graham Thordarson who has been involved with theatre on and off for almost 40 years.
August 23, 2020
Episode 20: “He doesn’t stands a chance” - An interview with D. Sean Nottage.
This week we talk with D. Sean Nottage, a noted actor known for his stage, film and VoiceOver work. For over twenty five years Sean has been an active member in the theatre scene here in The Bahamas. He is probably best know for his VoiceOver work in numerous radio and television commercials.
August 16, 2020
Episode 19: Pa and the Professor - an interview with Ian Strachan
A discussion with Ian Strachan, a Theatre, Television & Film Director, Playwright, Actor, and Vice President of the University of The Bahamas-North. We talk about his work in the visual and performing arts.
August 9, 2020
Episode 18: “She jus’ goin’ play wit’ ya soul” - An interview with Anja Bowe.
Anja Bowe discusses her work with various Bahamian bands, the Bahamas National Youth Choir, Shakespeare in Paradise and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.
August 2, 2020
Episode 17: "Ga, ga, ga, ga, ga" - A conversation with Ricardo Christie
Choreographer, Teacher and Dancer Ricardo Christie talks with us about his work in dance in The Bahamas and abroad.  
July 26, 2020
Episode 16: "Respekte Moun" - an interview with the cast and directors of Diary of Souls
In this episode, Nicolette talks to her co-director of Diary of Souls by Ian Strachan, the last play to have been performed at the Dundas before the lockdown. Renee and Nico also go in depth with the cast of Diary of Souls. Featuring Renee Caesar, Nicolette Bethel, T-Day Pierre Jeudi, Sony Jean-Jacques, Esther Louis, Brent Burrows, and Shireen Seymour.
July 19, 2020
Episode 15: “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” - A conversation with Nicolette Bethel.
Nico talks about her work in theatre from primary school to Shakespeare in Paradise.
July 12, 2020
Episode 14: "Kanoo!" An Interview with David Burrows.
We have a conversation with David Jonathan Burrows about his work at the Dundas as an Actor, Director and Makeup Artist over the past 30 plus years.
July 5, 2020
Episode 13: Dey washes ya, presses ya - A conversation with "Cookie".
We talk with Claudette "Cookie" Allens, the longest active member of the Dundas, about her career at the theatre.
June 28, 2020
Episode 12: Just a Singer - Featuring Sonovia Pierre
In this episode Sonovia Pierre talks to us about her career as a singer, actress, teacher and culturalist.
June 21, 2020
Episode 11: Dis Me Na - an interview with Gregory Deane
In this episode Philip and Nicolette chat with Greg Deane about Queen’s College, musicals, and his career onstage.
June 14, 2020
Episode 10: Oh "Happy" Day - An Interview with Dion Johnson
This week, Nicolette and Philip (mostly Philip) interview veteran actor Dion Johnson about his life and career on and off the Dundas stage.
June 7, 2020
Episode 9: All about Skeebo
In this episode, Philip and Nicolette interview Anthony "Skeebo" Roberts, Ringplay resident director and board member, about his career in the theatre ... and other places.
May 31, 2020
Episode 8: A Tale of Short Tales
In this episode, Nicolette gets a little inside knowledge of what went on in the development of the first and second Short Tales from Leslie Ellis-Tynes (Director/Actor/Crew, Short Tales 2019, 2020) and Valene Rolle (Director/Actor/Crew, Short Tales 2019, 2020).
May 24, 2020
Episode 7: The Francis Factor
In this episode, Philip and Nicolette talk to Patrice Francis, the inspiration for the return of the Season to the Dundas. Philip and Patrice discuss her history at the Dundas, and her development from actor to director to playwright. 
May 17, 2020
Episode 6: A Tale of Two Seasons
In this episode, Nicolette talks to Philip about the Dundas Repertory Season, the Ringplay Season, what links them and what makes them different.
May 10, 2020
Episode 5: Where's the Score? Musical trials and tribulations
This week, Nicolette and Philip talk to Adrian Archer, longtime musical director for Shakespeare in Paradise. They talk about the process of creating or recreating music from memory or from scratch, and how Adrian has been on the ground and behind the scenes in revivals such as Music of The Bahamas, The Legend of Sammie Swain, You Can Lead a Horse to Water, and Once on This Island. We also hear about Adrian's woes with regard to musical scores in shows as varied as Der Real Ting Musical!! and even Ain't Misbehavin'. There are many kachikka moments along the way! Don't miss this one. We promise you won't regret listening! Like what we do? Record a voice note in Anchor, and we might even play it in future podcasts!
May 3, 2020
Episode 4: Who are We? A little background on Ringplay
In this episode, Nicolette and Philip are joined by Delores Archer-Adderley (Red (s)) to talk about the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, Ringplay’s role in running it, and how Ringplay became the managers in the first place. There’s a great big Kachikka! moment behind it.
April 26, 2020
Episode 3: Associates & Assistants (Part 2)
In this episode, Nicolette Bethel, Tayte Adderley and Erin McKinney continue to talk about directing ... and Erin explains what she does when the Kachikka stakes go national.
April 19, 2020
Episode 2: Associates & Assistants (Part 1)
In this episode, Nicolette Bethel, Tayte Adderley and Erin McKinney talk about directing, acting, and some pretty big Kachikka moments
April 18, 2020
Episode 1: What’s in a Name? The origins of the title Kachikka!
In this episode, Nicolette Bethel, Renee Caesar and Philip A. Burrows talk about the origins of the name Kackikka! and what we want this podcast to become.
April 9, 2020
The intro to the podcast... Me (Nicolette Bethel) sitting in my garden thinking up a podcast.
March 28, 2020