Obsidian Theatre Company

Playwrights Unit

We are now accepting applications for our 2017-18 Playwrights Unit!


We are looking for playwrights and creative collectives who identify as members of the African Diaspora to apply for our next season’s playwrights unit.

The Playwrights Unit is an intensive yearlong process that runs from September 2017 to June 2018. 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.



Application Deadline: JUNE 30, 2017


For information on Application Guidelines, click the link below





Obsidian Theatre Playwrights Unit


Obsidian’s Playwrights Unit is year-long intensive program that takes gifted Black theatre creators from a variety of experience levels and backgrounds. The Unit works with the Company dramaturge to create finished drafts of new plays that reflect and refract the Black experience in Canada and beyond.



The 2016-17 Playwrights Are



Stephen Jackman-Torkoff

Sashoya Shoya-Oya


For information on the application process click below:




Please contact Mel Hague pd@obsidiantheatre.com



For a list of Playwright Alumni please visit our Playwright Unit Alumni Page



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