Artist bio

My name is Triston Gollop. I hail from the beautiful twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago, currently pursuing a B.sc. in Political Science and Psychology at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. I have always had a passion for the performing arts and have luckily been blessed to have the ability to act, sing and dance. I honestly hope to one day use my talents to give back to my country and my region, all while in the process becoming the best version of myself and inspiring others to do the same. Director: Tyquan Neblett is a Youtuber, Comedian and Videographer with a immense love for the performing arts and the country of Barbados.

Title

Insurrection

Medium/Genre

Spoken Word

Artist Statement

Honestly, entering this competition was major step outside of my comfort zone, but I knew that it was needed. I woke up everyday excited engage with the app and trying find a scripture that I can some how tie into my piece. It was hard. Most days the motivation just simply wasn't there and I even felt like giving up. I felt stuck, like I was not good enough, so I prayed for insight everyday. But as time flew by i became anxious, I could not allow this opportunity pass me by. I had to at least give it a shot. So I pushed and I pushed until I felt that my work reflected God's message.

How it fits into contest

I believe that my work blended superbly with the topic of the contest. I thoroughly enjoyed writing and working on the piece despite the emotional roller-coaster I would have experienced. My work definitely reflected who I am, as I was able to reference some political and psychological terminology while simultaneously making a relevant reference to the scripture and I am quite proud of that accomplishment.

Credits

Written By: Triston N Gollop Directed By: Tyquan Neblett Spoken Word Artiste: Triston N Gollop

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