Jambiz is directed by four (4) mainstream theatre practitioners: Patrick Brown, Lenford Salmon, Trevor Nairne and Glen Campbell.
Patrick Brown is one of the Caribbean’s most talented writers. He is responsible for creating some of the most poignant and hilarious moments on stage and the small screen. A successful. Civil Engineer, he has managed to transfer the principles of precision and economy into his works for stage and television. accessible to general audiences. Brown has written some fifteen (15) full length stage plays including award-winning productions like “Cornflakes”(a 1982 production), "Yard 89”, "Yard ‘90”, “Yard ‘99”, "Stillborn" and “December”. The latter was Jamaica’s stage presentation at the 1991 Carifesta in Trinidad. Though not yet published, “December” is now being studied in West Indian Literature at the University of the West Indies. His plays have been showcased all across the Caribbean, Canada, London as well as several states across North America, including: New York, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. He wrote the definitive episodes of ”Oliver at Large” a local television sitcom, which propelled the lead, Oliver Samuels, to stardom within the Caribbean region and among the large Caribbean immigrant population. Having whetted the appetite of the local television viewers with humor extracted from its own experience, Mr. Brown went on to create, write and produce “Titus in Town”, another popular television sit-com. Mr. Brown’s work “Stillborn” was the recent recipient of an award in the island’s most respected national literary competition – The NCB Literary Awards. In addition to the several awards for his writing, Mr. Brown has won awards for set designs, theatrical production and musical lyrics.
Lenford Salmon is driven by a desire – to make commercial theatre both artistically and financially rewarding. As a producer he has a gift of identifying projects which carry significant audience appeal, this is evidenced in the outstanding record of successes that the company boasts. Mr. Salmon holds a first class honours degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in the same discipline from the University of the West Indies. He is presently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies at the UWI. He combines this business acumen with an in-depth knowledge of the arts to produce very tangible results. This gentleman is also a popular personality in Jamaica, since he plays the role of a shifty government minister in “Royal Palm Estate” a weekly television soap opera on CVM Television. As an actor, he has appeared in twelve (12) national pantomimes, as well as several other commercial stage productions. His other television credits include “Titus in Town”, “Oliver at Large”, docudramas as well as the independent film, “Third World Cop”.
Trevor Nairne is one of the Caribbean’s leading directors. He is an artiste of great currency who seeks always to enrich his works with devices, which can be appreciated by persons from different backgrounds and experiences. The style of his works represents a mosaic of artistic expressions which presents art at its best. He has received the Actor Boy Awards (Jamaica’s equivalent to the Academy Awards) in two consecutive years (1996 & 1997), and again in 1999 and 2000. His credits include some of the most successful mainstream theatrical activities, which have played locally, in the Caribbean, North America and England. He is a regular guest director in the Drama Department of the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts. Mr. Nairne has occupied senior positions in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission and the Office of the Prime Minister, where he was responsible for conceptualizing and producing some of the most memorable national mass events and celebrations. The ‘Jamaica 25 Great Moments’ celebration and the ‘World Youth Festival of Arts’ are two significant events for which he was responsible. Mr. Nairne was a member of a group selected to prepare the logistical details for the dance hall segment of the independent movie ‘Klash’, which starred Jasmine Guy and Giancarlos Esposito. In 1986 he was selected as one of two Caribbean directors to present a special Pan Caribbean cast in Dennis Scott’s “Dog at Caribbean Focus in London”
Glen Campbell Born in London, England, Glen Campbell has been actively involved in commercial theater in Jamaica from as early as 1981, and since then has played major roles in more than 30 stage productions including Louis Marriott's - "Bedward" and the "Jokers" Revues; LTM Pantomime - "River Mumma and the Golden Table"; Trevor Rhone's - "One Stop Driver", "Smile Orange", "School's Out" and “Dear Counsellor”; Patrick Brown's – “Guava Jelly”, "Friends”, “Irie”, "Yard" series, “Oliver & Pinocchio”, “Breadfruit Kingdom”, “Oliver’s Posse”, “Hurricane Lovers”, “Dirty Diana”, “Oliver & the Genie”, “Puppy Love”, “Cindy Relisha & the D.J. Prince” and “Christopher Cum Buck Us”; Carmen Tipling/Ted Dwyer production of "Arawak Gold", an adaptation of Ray Cooney’s “Run For Your Wife”, and the Hutchinson/Cooke Revue, “Children Children”. Patrick Brown’s “Cindy Relisha & the D.J. Prince”, which opened on Boxing Day 2002 played to packed audiences and got rave reviews from critics:“In another of his disciplined performances, Glen Campbell creates the roles of Tipsy, Cindy's drunkard fairy godfather and the deejay star-boy Sheggy.” – Mervyn Morris, Jamaica Observer; “That Campbell once again plays two characters that are very different from each other is simply another testament to his skill.” – Tanya Batson, The Gleaner;“The usually reliable Campbell carried the weight of the performance on his shoulders.” – Balfour Henry, The Star;“New Yorkers are finding out what Jamaican theatres probably have known for a long time – that Glen Campbell knows his art.” – Vinnette Pryce, Pure Class – Sunday Herald. The Brown/Campbell relationship continues with Glen just opening in “The Last Stand” at the CentreStage Theatre in July 2004, after a successful 2 ½ month overseas tour of “Christopher Cum Buck Us”.His role as "Titus" in the 1990 Jamaican T.V. sitcom "Titus in Town" has made Glen a household name among Jamaican audiences both locally and overseas. He has since done more T.V. and film work, playing leading roles in docudramas for the Jamaica Information Service and the National Family Planning Board, and appearing in the movie "Hammerhead", an episode of Lorimar's "Going to Extremes" series, the Jamaican short film “Entry Denied”. Glen has recorded numerous commercials and music videos, including appearances in internationally distributed commercials for AT&T, Malibu Rums and Red Stripe. His last film appearance was a cameo role as a Security Guard in the Jamaican film “Third World Cop”. In terms of television work, he recently completed filming of a 13-episode sitcom entitled “Tiny’s Place” alongside Claudette Pious.He continues to be seen regularly in local television commercials, including ones for Maxfield Bakery, Challenger Transport and Karvan Cellular, and can be heard on numerous radio commercials. An Actor who has performed in Barbados, Cayman Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, U.S.A., Germany, India and Belize, Glen has been portrayed mainly as a comic actor, but has also demonstrated his versatility by taking on a number of serious roles in straight plays and dramatic pieces including "I, Marcus Garvey", "The Task", "Beyond the Horizon", "I Thought You Had Gone as Well", "One of Our Sons is Missing", “State of Emergency” (a Jamaican adaptation of “Death and The Maiden”), “One More Time” (a Jamaican adaptation of Neil Simon’s “They’re Playing Our Song”), “Dirty Diana”, “Puppy Love”, and most recently To date he has received eight Actor Boy nominations: