R.I.P. Radel Parks and family

The Bahamian theatre community has lost a prominent member with the death on Sunday November 9 of Radel Parks (née Hanna), who, with her husband Lavard (“Manifest”) and their son Johannan, were with Dr Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth-Ann on the ill-fated private jet which crashed in Freeport, Grand Bahama, killing all on board.

Shakespeare in Paradise, its parent company Ringplay Productions, and the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts all join in with Bahamas Faith Ministries and the wider Bahamian community in mourning their loss.

In particular, we wish to recognize Radel for her work in Bahamian theatre. Along with her twin sister Ranel Pierre, she was a founder of Redemptive Productions. Radel was a playwright, actor, director, and producer who attended the very first production workshop put on by Ringplay Productions in 2005.

Our hearts are heavy. Our community has lost a light. We especially hold Ranel in our thoughts and prayers. She has lost a sister, a collaborator, a partner. Radel will be missed dearly.

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