Other Side of the Game
by Amanda Parris
Co-Production with Cahoots Theatre Company
Directed by Nigel Shawn Williams
Starring Shakura Dickson, Virgilia Griffith, Ryan Rosery, Peter Bailey and Ordena Stephens-Thompson
Previews October 14 – 17
Running October 19 – November 5, 2017
Obsidian Theatre in co-production with Cahoots Theatre will present the World Premiere of Other Side of the Game by Amanda Parris. Parris’ first mainstage production explores the lives of young Black women who backbone their families and communities while struggling to protect loved ones and battle institutions. It is a powerful time spanning work that is evocative and lyrical in its presentation.
You will recognize Amanda as the host of CBC’s TV and Online Arts weekly Exhibitionists and CBC’s Radio 2, Marvin’s Room.
“Master Harold”…And the Boys
By Athol Fugard
Directed by Philip Akin
Starring James Daly, Allan Louis, Andre Sills
January 21st to February 11th, 2018
February 15 to February 24, 2018
Obsidian Theatre will send our multi-award winning production of Athol Fugards seminal and riveting work “Master Harold”… and the Boys on tour this season with runs in Montreal and Buffalo. This tour is a remarkable partnership, presented in association with the Shaw Festival, the Segal Centre and Black Theatre Workshop.
by debbie tucker green
Co-Directed by Philip Akin and Kimberley Rampersad
Starring Sarah Afful, Vladimir Alexis and Zoé Doyle
The Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs, 26 Berkeley Street
February 5th to February 25th, 2018
Obsidian is proud to announce the Canadian Premiere of British Playwright debbie tucker green’s remarkable work hang. Co-Directed by Philip Akin and multi-dora nominated director and choreographer Kimberly Rampersad, hang is a powerfully compelling play that brings us into the heart of a woman’s unthinkable decision.
by Shauntay Grant
In association with 2b Theatre
Directed by Anthony Black
Obsidian continues our journey around the country this season working in association with 2b Theatre for the World Premiere of The Bridge by Shauntay Grant. The Bridge is set in a rural Nova Scotian Black community and examines the relationship between two brothers over 20 years of secrecy, sin and shame. A trio of community gossips provide the musical backdrop for this gospel infused story.