The character, Delcita, was born in 1996 when she appeared in the play Mr Dweet Nice. Andrea “Delcita” Wright, as she is aptly known is one of the most powerful actors in the Jamaica; in fact the Caribbean theatre scene.
The Delcita character is a sometimes disfigured, loud, rotten-toothed lady and is well played by Andrea Wright.
Andrea made her theatrical debut as an old woman in the play Mus Mus Tail. Tell us one thing about yourself that people would be surprised to know.
Writes journalist-social activist Michele Landsberg, “We thought we knew what was happening in Africa when the AIDS pandemic raged across the continent, sweeping away 35 million lives.
But we never knew it the way this book reveals it, in the shockingly intimate voices of the grandmothers who had to save the abandoned children when no one else was left alive. Their unguarded faces, in portraits that glow with character, pain and humour, will captivate you.” In 2006, the Stephen Lewis Foundation launched a campaign to engage Canadian grandmothers to support their African sisters.
For a long while she also played the role Pumpkin in Granny Rule, another character that became a popular fixture in Jamaican theatre.
The Delcita character was re-launched in 2008 in Di Driver, where Andrea played alongside Keith ' Shebada' Ramsay. Over the period of her adult life, the Clarendon-born Andrea Wright’s professional pursuits spanned several professions– teaching, computer technician, market/social researcher, sales person,actor and entrepreneur. After a number of years teaching in the primary school system, Andrea came on board with Paul O. Since then, Andrea has appeared in Mus Mus Tail, Granny Rule 1 & 2, Missa Dweet Nice, Delcita and Stamma, Di Driver, Money Worries, The Xtortionistz, The Plumber and Ova Mi Dead Body. What’s your favourite comic strip/cartoon character? Join us for the Edmonton Book Launch, Sunday October 15, 2 – 4 pm at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation members Louise Barr (left) and Colleen Kennedy fold fabric for a sale on April 22.Proceeds go towards charitable programs for grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa.There is no elevator - sorry for any inconveniance.