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February 28th, 2017


A co-production with Cahoots Theatre

Written By Amanda Parris

Directed by Nigel Shawn Williams

AKI Studio Theatre, September 18 – November 5 2017


Cahoots and Obsidian are currently seeking performers for the following roles:



BEVERLEY/SHEVONNE: Female, early 20s
Beverly, 22 year old African Nova Scotia activist.   
Shevonne21 year old of mixed descent from a middle-class background but attracted to the so-called ‘hood-life’.


NICOLE/AKILAH: Female, early-mid 20s
Nicole, 21 year old of Caribbean descent living in an unidentified Toronto hood.
Akilah, 25 activist & Mother.


KHALIL/ DEVONTE: Male, early-mid 20s

Khalil, 25 year old activist.
Devonte, 21 year old of Caribbean descent caught up in the game and living in the same hood as Nicole.




Other Side of the Game is a researched-informed play that gives voice to the silenced and mis-documented stories of self-identified women in two distinct yet connected North American movements – the radical political organizing of the 1960’s and 1970’s , and the raw, unapologetic artistic creativity that birth the Hip Hop generation. At this intersection, we find stories of women who organize communities, protect loves one’s, battle institutions, and live each day by a ride-or-die philosophy. The play explores the stories of several women as they sit in the waiting room of the Don Jail, hovering in limbo between freedom and imprisonment.


Rehearsals Sept 18th – Oct 13th, 2017

Previews Oct 14th, 15th and 17th, 2017
Opening October 18th, 2017
Closing November 5th, 2017

To submit for auditions, please email your photo and resume to apply@cahoots.ca with OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME in the subject line or through Casting Workbook.

Deadline, Friday March 10, 2017

Electronic submissions only. Performers in consideration will be provided sides and a script. Performers will be engaged under the CAEA CTA contract, Category ‘G’.

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