“MOUTH OPEN, story JUMP OUT”
Born 1953 in Grenada, West Indies; Education: Attended Presentation Brothers College, Grenada, and Dawson College School of Theatre; studied at Alvin Ailey School. Richardo Keens-Douglas is an internationally known storyteller who has written a number of books for young children that explore the African-Caribbean experience. He has also published several short stories for adult readers, has served as host of the CBC-Radio program Cloud 9, and has appeared as an actor in roles on stage as well as in films and television productions. Among Keens-Douglas’s most well-known books are The Nutmeg Princess, La Diablesse and the Baby, and Mama God, Papa God.
Keens-Douglas, who was born and has since returned to live on the island of Grenada in 1953, has worked as a performer in various capacities—as an actor, a radio personality, and as a storyteller. His popularity with both children and adult audiences has made him a welcome performer not only in Canada, where he made his home until 2003 but in other parts of the world as well. His hosting role on the Canada-wide broadcast of Cloud 9was a first for a performer of color in that country. Learn more about Richardo here
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