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Giving Tuesday

December 2nd, 2016

This year we participated in #GivingTuesdayCA on November 29th, 2016 with a goal of reaching $2600 to reach 50% of our donation mark for the season.

 

We are extremely proud of what we do and are honoured to be able to support all the talented artists we work with. We have not reached this goal yet, but it’s not too late to contribute. Your support makes it possible for us to continue to serve our community. If you can give it would be greatly appreciated.

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#MyFlyKite

November 3rd, 2016

Kites play an important role in Fugard’s Master Harold …. and the Boys. A symbol of freedom and pride, not only does the kite capture a beautiful moment between unlikely friends, it also demonstrates what is possible when people work together.

 

In that spirit, Obsidian Theatre has partnered with The Peer Project on the My Fly Kite initiative. Working with some of Toronto’s most recognized talent — Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black), Amanda Parris (CBC), Rick Mercer (CBC TV), NHL Alumni (including Guy Lafleur), Rick Campanelli (ET Canada), Keshia Chante (Hockey Wives/BET) and the cast of this production — these organizations have created one-of-a-kind kites that will be auctioned off in support of their ongoing mentorship programs.

 

Please take a few moments to appreciate the time spent on these kites by visiting http://obsidiantheatre2016.eflea.ca/ to place your bid to ensure mentorship continues to play a large role in Toronto’s artistic community. 

 

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Announcing the 2016/2017 Season

This season Obsidian delivers outstanding renditions of two celebrated productions – Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold” … and the Boys and Stew’s Passing Strange.

 

Opening the season and earning a 4-star review at Shaw earlier this summer is Fugard’s “Master Harold” … and The Boys. Set within the historical context of South African apartheid in the 1950’s, the play explores the complex relationship between the three characters and highlights the injustice and inequality of the time. Directed by Philip Akin, the production comes to life through moving performances by James Daly (Hally), Allan Louis (Willie) and André Sills (Sam) and has been named one of the strongest renditions of the enduring, modern classic to date (“It’s hard to imagine a stronger production of this play.” – Globe and Mail).

 

Combining punk rock, R&B and soul, Stew’s Passing Strange is Akin’s first foray into directing musical theatre. Headed to The Opera House on January 24, 2017, this production is a bold coming of age story told through sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. Set in the late 1970’s, a black teenager leaves his home in Los Angeles to travel Europe in search of not only himself, but a place to call home. Fuelled by a star-studded cast (to be announced later this fall), Passing Strange is a powerful, moving production is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats laughing while also bringing them to tears.

 

For more details check out our upcoming season info.

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