A new initiative from Obsidian Theatre
It always amazes me how artistic vision can morph and shift and bring ideas into focus. I often talk about how Obsidian exists to help develop and provide opportunities for theatre artists and this season we are diving deeper to make this an even bigger part of what we do. This multi-pronged approach to networking for young-in-craft artists, sponsorship support for other Black theatres and an exploration into movement creation and theatre, will all be under the Darktown banner.
- Philip Akin Artistic Director
Judas Noir – October 9th – 20th 2018
Black Ties 2018 – Monday, October 29th
Our upcoming event Darktown: Black Ties is a key part of our mission. It is a bringing together of young-in-craft and professional Black theatre artists from across the nation to chat, connect and eat good food. More details to come.
PAST DARKTOWN SPONSORED EVENTS & ARTISTS
Black Ties – NOVEMBER 2017
This year we hosted a panel discussion featuring Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black), Vanessa Sears (Shaw Festival Theatre), Leah-Simone Bowen (Toronto Arts Council) and more!
IN THE CONTINUUM - NOVEMBER 2017
By Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter
Workshopped and Produced by Black iNK Collective
Sponsored through Darktown with additional support from the National Theatre School of Canada
Tawiah M’Carthy – Assistant Director, Shaw Festival
Amanda Cordner – Assistant Director, Other Side of the Game
Kwaku Okyere – Foreman, Factory Theatre
Myekah Payne – Assistant Dramaturg, Obsidian Theatre Company