Tashique Amos, an actress with talent and pizzazz, expressed her love for the stage at a very tender age. While attending high school in Jamaica, Tashique penned and performed in her first play, and her dedication to theatre has matured her into a thespian with alluring appeal.
Tashique migrated to Miami, Florida and graduated from Miami Dade College. She has aligned her skills with South Florida’s Theatre World, Inc., and her aspirations have been elevated. She was offered a role in the company’s hit play, Barbershop Bangerang, and she gladly accepted.
Tashique had lofty dreams of becoming an excellent actress but was always afraid to pursue them. However, she now has a relentless attitude to become one of the best actresses on stage. “Now I see that I am more confident and if it is God’s will — acting will be the focal point of my life,” says Tashique.
In Barbershop Bangarang she plays the role of a feisty and self-confident daughter of a hairstylist, who is determined to follow her dreams and make up for a teenage mistake.
The play, which is brilliantly written by Kenneth Anderson, is set in a barbershop — a meeting place for gossip and opinions on various issues such as politics, sports, the trending news of the day, and intimate details of the lives of others. It focuses on the happenings in the lives of the property owner and her tenants and an ambitious handyman.
Barbershop Bangarang will be held at the High Point High school in Beltsville, Maryland on Sunday, July 20, 2014, visit ELW Entertainment for more details.
Tashique has always admired actors such as Oliver Samuels, as well as Ian Ellis and Alton Hardware (Ity and Fancy Cat, a very popular Jamaican comedic duo). She wonders about the talent that these actors possess to keep audiences entertained for so many years— she saw this as the most difficult thing to do.
She credits the entire cast of Barbershop Bangerang for helping her to become more self confident and eager to entertain audiences. “Steade Flash has shown me that there is more to me than I thought,” says Tashique.
When asked by The Caribbean Current what she thinks would make Caribbean theatre more vibrant, she said, “I would like to see more plays surrounding tragedy in the Caribbean. I think that would make theatre more appealing.”
By: Karl A. Haughton – July 13, 2014