Cultural Icon Remembered: Telcine Turner-Rolle

Friends, family, colleagues and loved ones turned out for the homegoing service on June 2 to honour the life of influential Bahamian playwright, poet and teacher Telcine Turner-Rolle.

Best known for her award winning play Woman Take Two, which is still used in the BGCSE literature exam, Mrs Turner-Rolle, in her capacities as a writer of different genres and former educator, helped to set the standard in Bahamian arts.

She was also very active in theater in the Bahamas, becoming part of the Bahamas Drama Circle in the 1970s.

Born in New Providence on December 3, 1944, Mrs Turner-Rolle went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies; a Masters degree in Theatre focused in directing from Northwestern University; and a diploma in Writing for Children and Teenagers from the Institute of Children's Literature.

Members of the arts community remember Mrs Turner-Rolle.


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