Trevor Nairne, one particular of the titans of Jamaican theatre, and grasp guiding Easy Road, a preferred Jamaican musical comedy, has died.
Ricky Chin, a near colleague and good friend, shared on social media that the revered artistic director passed at 2:40 p.m. now. He was 73.
“I missing a mate and mentor …I have acknowledged Trevor since 1981, but realized of him because the 60s when he played soccer for Campbell Town in the minor league and was also league champion in 1966. We did so several groundbreaking enjoyment productions alongside one another and it would be really tricky to surpass what we have achieved collectively,” he explained.
“Trevor, I’ll hardly ever overlook what I was ready to learn from you and will constantly converse about you. Walk very good my mate.”
It was recently declared that Nairne, who experienced been directing performs for the previous a few decades, had been critically ill.
Imaginative Dahlia Harris said Nairne was a “silent large”.
“The creative brain delivering some of Jamaica’s greatest cultural and celebratory times. Theatre legend. Sleep in peace Trevs. We really like you,” tweeted Harris, a broadcaster and previous director of society in the Ministry of Society.
Preferred actress Camille Davis who was a person of the stars highlighted in Uncomplicated Road said Nairne was the best director she has ever had.
“You ended up just 1 in a million the sweetest, kindest human! I love you,” Davis said in an Instagram article.
Nairne directed some of the most thriving plays of the past three decades. They contain Ecstasy, Intermission, Friends, The Final Stand, Oliver and Pinnochio and Breadfruit Kingdom.
He was awarded the Get of Distinction (Officer Class) national honour in 2010 for his contribution to the progress of Jamaican theatre. He also gained several Actor Boy Awards.
Nairne worked in film, way too. He was a single of the consultants for the 1995 dancehall movie, Klash, which starred Giancarlo Esposito and Jasmine Male.
Nairne’s identify turned embroiled in controversy in 2017 in excess of a $15-million deal he won from the Jamaica Cultural Growth Commission to deliver artistic companies for the 2016 grand gala, an annual independence function he worked on for yrs.
In March, the Integrity Fee cleared the clouds, ruling that there was no conflict of interest included in the award of the deal.