Obsidian Theatre Company

Playwrights Unit



We are now accepting applications for our 2016-2017 Playwrights Unit.  

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


The deadline for applications is June 30, 2016 at midnight.  For details please see:




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 2015/16 Playwrights are:


Kanika Ambrose

Peter Bailey

Daniel Ellis

Alicia Richardson

d’bi young


For information on how the application process:
Playwrights Unit Call1516




Please contact Mel Hague pd@obsidiantheatre.com



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



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