Obsidian Theatre Company

Blacktop Sky

Written by Christina Anderson & Directed by Jay Northcott

Obsidian Theatre’s Darktown Initiative in association with Crow’s Theatre and ShipWreck Collective


Starring Christopher Allen, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff and Makambe Simamba


Due to the unprecedented and escalating circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Obsidian Theatre has made the decision to cancel the upcoming production of Blacktop Sky, which was set to begin previews on March 24th .


We’d like to thank all of the artists who have worked on the production and dedicated their time and artistic craft to bringing this show to the stage. At this time we are focused on notifying our community, and supporting all the artists involved. If you are a ticket holder we ask for your patience as we work with our partners at Crow’s Theatre on next steps.


FULL STATEMENT: http://www.obsidiantheatre.com/wp-obsidian/wp-content/uploads/Obsidian-March-14-COVID-19-Statement.pdf


Set, Costume and Prop Design – Julia Kim

Lighting Design – Sharmylae Taffe-Fletcher

Sound Design – Stephen Surlin

Production Manager & Technical Director – Crystal Lee
Stage Manager – Ada Aguilar



Klass, a homeless young Black man, sets up residence in the courtyard of the housing project where 18-year-old Ida Peters lives. After a fatal confrontation between a local vendor and the police, Klass and Ida develop a precarious bond, set against the backdrop of a restless neighbourhood. Inspired by the Greek myth Leda and the Swan, Blacktop Sky examines the intersection of love, violence and community.


Photo of Christopher Allen and Makambe Simamba by Cesar Ghisilieri






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