OBSIDIAN’S PLAYWRIGHTS UNIT
SUBMISSION FOR THE 22/23 PLAYWRIGHT’S ARE OPEN! Click here for application details.
Obsidian Theatre has been developing new Black voices through our Playwrights Unit, our Development Series, and our Resident Playwrights for over 15 years.
The Playwrights Unit is an intensive yearlong process that runs annually from Fall into Spring of the new year. Through monthly meetings with the group and individual guidance to serve each artists’ needs, artists delve into the creation process in a supportive and nurturing environment that challenges themselves to investigate their writing process. The Unit has an emphasis on professional development and the business of being a professional artist in Canada.
OBSIDIAN PLAYWRIGHTS UNIT ALUMNI
2021/2022 Rachel Mutombo & Alicia Plummer
2019/2020 & 2020/2021 Kaygeni, Leighton Alexander Williams
2018/2019 Chiamaka G. Ugwu, David Lewis-Peart, Troy De Four
2017/2018 Fatuma Adar, Intisar Awisse, Dainty Smith
2016/2017 Motion, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Sashoya Shoya Oya
2015/2016 Kanika Ambrose, Peter Bailey, Daniel Ellis, Alicia Richardson, d’bi young
2014/2015 Kanika Ambrose, Sebastien Heins, Tia McGregor
2013/2014 Tawiah McCarthy, Makambe Simamba, Teneile Warren
THE DEVELOPMENT SERIES 2013/14 Lisa Codrington, Meghan Swaby
2012/2013 Peter Bailey, Lisa Codrington, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Meghan Swaby
THE DEVELOPMENT SERIES 2011/12 Joseph Joe Pierre, Leah-Simone Bowen, Motion
2011/12 Audrey Dwyer, Meghan Swaby, Andrea Scott
Playwrights Unit Tier Two 2009/10: Leah Simone Bowen, Roxanne A. Joseph
2008/09: Laurence Anthony, Aisha Sasha John, Motion
2007/08 Leah Simone Bowen, Rita Deverall, Rachael-Lea Rickards, Rosemarie Stewart
2006/07 Dian Marie Bridge, Rebecca Fisseha, Edwige Jean-Pierre, Marcia Johnson, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard