My words + their riffs = our vibe = Song. Song x Feel = Our Sound.
by Estelle Rosen
Carolyn-Fe Trinidad is a singer/songwriter, actress, producer, businesswoman. She has brought insight and depth to her theatre and music projects. Having temporarily stepped off the theatre stage to pursue her musical project, Carolyn-Fe writes and produces original highly charged emotional lyrics.
CHARPO: You've recently made a rather dramatic switch from theatre to music. Besides the satisfaction and gratification derived from fulfilling one's dream, what would you say is the best part of this experience?
It always catches me off guard when I am reminded of the switch from theatre to music. While preparing my response to The Question, I noticed one of the questions to another artist in this series included opportunities for women actors over 40 years of age. That really hit me. I'm 51 years old and although I feel a lot younger, I have not left the theatre. It feels as if the theatre left me. A visible minority-over 40 actress, that’s me. It seems that there are not too many roles out there for my profile and when the music took flight, I haven't had the time to network with the theatre world. I have kept in touch with a handful of theatre friends and contacts but as the saying goes, out of sight – out of mind . I have also put to sleep my theatre production company, Altera Vitae, until further notice. I am proud and grateful that my last production in 2009 was a success and profitable.
What I really like about this experience is the continuity with the same group of people and seeing the evolution of our work. In theatre, once a production is done there is no guarantee that we will be working with the same cast and/or crew – even though companies have their rosters of favourite actors.