Jambiz International Limited is a registered production company in Jamaica with offices located at
5 Central Avenue, Kingston 5 and Centerstage, Dominica Drive, Kingston 5.
"For unless you do your own acting and write your own plays, your theatre will be of no use; it will in fact vulgarize and degrade you". (George Bernard Shaw – famous British Playwright)
Shaw's comments on Jamaican theatre made almost one hundred years ago have served as authoritative motivation for Jambiz International's core business and mission in the entertainment industry – the production and exposition of professional theatre in Jamaica, the USA, England, Canada and the Caribbean. Jambizhas been producing theatre and cultural events since its inception in 1996, but the experience of its principals in main-stream theatre production and allied event production date back some 30 years. The business of Jambiz is carried out by a team of dedicated directors: Lenford Salmon, Patrick Brown, and Trevor Nairne. Their combined skills include: Creative Writing, Design, Artistic Production for stage and television, Event Production and Management, Marketing, Business & Financial Management.
Jambiz has earned the respect of audiences throughout Jamaica, artistic colleagues, corporate sponsors, business associates and promoters in West Indian communities overseas. The company's consistently high standard of presentation has been rewarded with several industry awards such as the Jami and Actor Boy Awards, the latter presented by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) – Jamaica Center. Critical acclaim in the Jamaican press and several ethnic magazines accompany most of Jambiz productions. In July (1998) the company opened The Centerstage Theatre in the heart of New Kingston. The facility has been recognized as one of the most patron friendly venues. Jambiz also hosted well known actor and movie star John Amos, who presented his one- man show, "Halley's Comet" at the inaugural Theatrefest exposition, which marked the opening of the venue. JAMBIZ ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Jambiz Achievment Award is to mark the opening of the Centerstage Theatre in July '98, Jambiz recognized the work of celebrated Jamaican actor, Oliver Samuels. In 1999 Jambiz Life Achievement Award to Actress Leonie Forbes. Mr. Wycliffe BennettJambiz calendar. The Life Achievement Award is presented to a theatre artist who, in the opinion of the Jambiz directors, is responsible for a distinguished body of work in the theatre.
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