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Theatre producer found dead in home
One of T&T’s outstanding theatrical producers, Gregory Adam Singh, was found murdered on Wednesday at his Arouca home.
Homicide investigators have described his killing as a “crime of passion” but not many details were released as the case is being described as “of a sensitive nature.”
Preliminary investigations revealed that Singh, 52, of Funny Farm Productions, was found in the bedroom of his Mohan Avenue home but was initially thought to have died from natural causes. Police said he was discovered by his brother at about 12.30 pm. However, investigators changed this theory when they found traces of blood in the house along with other evidence that suggested he was murdered.
The T&T Guardian understands that investigators have footage captured from a camera that was mounted in his room. It is believed he was strangled to death.
Singh’s relatives, who were visibly distraught yesterday, declined to comment.
The news of Singh’s death quickly spread among his beloved colleagues in the performing arts industry.
Close friend and co-producer Nikki Crosby, who was very distraught, described Singh as a “talented costume designer, stage manager and producer.” She said Singh was known for passing on “so much knowledge to younger theatre enthusiasts who wanted to learn about stage management and theatre on the whole.”
Recalling her own experience, Crosby said she knew him for over 20 years.
“Penelope Spencer and I (Hahaha Productions), as producers, joined up with him to co-produce plays. We wouldn’t know where to start now because he was the backbone of our productions,” she said.
“There’s hardly any theatre production that he wasn’t stage managing. We recently took the play “Granny does Florida” to Florida which he stage-managed and it was his last foreign show.”
Crosby said the theatre community, which is like a family, had lost one of its brothers and it hurts immensely. “He was a gentle giant and he was loved. He was really hard on you all the time but it only showed how much he loved you in his way,” Crosby said.
“He loved every aspect of theatre. It was his life. There’s not one person that would have passed through theatre that would not remember him, he was a remarkable human being that will be missed.”
The National Drama Association of T&T also extended its condolences to the family and friends of thespian Singh, who was also known as Gregory Alejandro Adam.
Singh was involved in stage management for just over 20 years, but started off with fashion shows and then progressed to theatrical plays with Raymond Choo Kong Productions (RCKP), where he was also Choo Kong’s production manager.
Singh worked with most of the local theatre companies, including The Baggasse Company, JCS Entertainment, 3Hah Theatre Company, Funny Farm Factory Production and Ragoo Productions. He also stage-managed the Dimanche Gras show on two occasions.
A memorial will be held tonight at the Little Carib Theatre in Woodbrook at 7 pm.
Investigations are continuing.
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