Obsidian Theatre Company

Recent News

The 2014/15 Season is here

August 26th, 2014



Check out our season announcement.

Philip Akin wins William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life

June 25th, 2014

We are proud to Congratulate Artistic Director Philip Akin on winning the William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life. Philip received his award at the Toronto Mayor’s Arts Lunch.


Read More Here:


Toronto Star


The Globe and Mail

Meghan Swaby and Obsidian Join with Diaspora Dialogues

May 6th, 2014

Diaspora Dialogues just announced their new Emerging Playwrights Residency Program. Obsidian is proud to work with this wonderful company and program, and wants to congratulate both Meghan and all of the exciting emerging playwrights who have been selected.


For more info on the program, and Diaspora Dialogues, click here

Now Taking Submissions

April 3rd, 2014

We are now accepting submissions for our General Auditions and MAP program. Click the links for more info!



Attention All Artists

April 27th, 2013

Both our 2013/2014 Playwright’s Unit and Mentor Apprentice programs are now taking submissions.


For  guidelines and more info visit our Playwright’s Unit page or MAP page for more details.


Good Luck!


The Business of Acting



Join us for a panel discussion with some of  Toronto’s most
successful actors on the tricks and traps of being an actor.
7:00pm on Monday November 26th in the beautiful new
Aki Studio

585 Dundas St. East.  Cost – FREE

Obsidian Brings It…..

June 27th, 2012

The Dora results are in and Obsidian came out on top. Read all about our 14 nominations and seven wins here.

Dora Awards

June 5th, 2012



Obsidian garners 14 Dora Nominations for Topdog/Underdog and Caroline, or Change. See the list of all the Obsidian nominees here.

May 28th, 2012


On June 4th, we are proud to present excerpts from works in progress from our fabulous playwrights unit members. These plays have been developed through the unit, come see them fly.


Monday June 4, 8pm

Dancemakers Large Studio 313
55 Mill Street
Distillery District Building 74
This is a Pay-What-You-Can event

Season Announcement

April 19th, 2012

Obsidian Theatre is proud to announce our 2012/2013 Season. Click Here

The Hallway

April 3rd, 2012

Part III of The Development Series, The Hallway by Leah-Simone Bowen begins Saturday April 7th 2012 at 2pm. For more information click here

4our Woman

March 28th, 2012

Don’t miss out on Part ii of our Development Series on March 31st at 2pm. 4our Woman by Motion .  Check out the details here.

Hello World!

March 23rd, 2012

Here it is, the brand new home of Obsidian Theatre. We hope you will take some time to check out our new website and hopefully find everything you ever needed to know about us and more. To all our members and artists far and wide, welcome home.

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