Obsidian Theatre Company

Venus’ Daughter

By Meghan Swaby

 

World Premiere

 

FEBRUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 28, 2016

Tuesday – Saturday @ 8PM

Saturday & Sunday @ 2PM

Running time: 90 minutes with no intermission

 

Venus’s Daughter is a play about the intersection of myths, fables and the realities of how women and their bodies are viewed. Told from many perspectives it weaves together song, comedy and rhythm to create rich moving drama. Inspired by the life of Sara Baartman (Hottentot Venus), Venus’ Daughter peels back the layers of pop culture obsession with the black female form and the silence around the infamous figure, uncovering her connection to a young woman almost 200 years after her death. A timely and clever piece by a bold new Canadian voice, Meghan Swaby.

 

 

 

Directed by Philip Akin
Starring: Akosua Amo-Adem, Kaleb Alexander and Meghan Swaby

Stage Manager: Michael Sinclair
Production Manager: Patrick Lavender
Set and Costume Design: Joe Pagnan
Lighting and Projection Design: Kaitlin Hickey
Sound Design: Lyon Smith
Movement Design: Esie Mensah
Assistant Director: Tawiah M'carthy
Apprentice Stage Manager: Sara Allison

Venue

The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St. West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4
boxoffice@theatrecentre.org
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Tickets

416-538-0988
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Photo Credits

FIRST IMAGE

Photographer: Michael Cooper

Pictured: Meghan Swaby

SECOND IMAGE

Photographer: Adam Rankin

Pictured: Meghan Swaby

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