Obsidian Theatre Company

A Co-Production with Cahoots Theatre


Written by Amanda Parris

Directed by Nigel Shawn Williams


October 14 – November 5, 2017

Aki Studio Theatre, 585 Dundas St. East


Amanda’s kinetic political script gives voice to black women who support their men and live with a ride-or-die philosophy. Set in contemporary Toronto, as well as during the black civil rights movement, the play intersects these shifts in time with a prison waiting room, where the women are forever waiting.



ASL Deaf-Interpreted Performance available Friday October 20th at 8 PM.


Deaf Community Consultant:

Symara Bonner

Deaf Interpreters:

Samreen Aziz, Charlene Malone

ASL/English Interpreters:

Tara Lee Everett, Erin Fremlin


Running time is approximately 90 minutes.

There is no intermission.



Previews $20
Regular Tickets $37
Arts Worker & Students $25
All taxes and ticket fees are included.


Purchases made online or by telephone are by credit card only.
At the door payments accepted by cash, debit, VISA and Mastercard.

Box Office Telephone: 416-531-1402

Email boxoffice@nativeearth.ca


Set & Props Designer - Joanna Yu
Costume Designer - Rachel Forbes
Lighting Designer - Kaitlin Hickey
Sound Designer - Verne Good
Choreographer - Jasmyn Fyffe
Dramaturge - Marjorie Chan
Production Manager - Laura Warren
Stage Manager - Neha Ross
App. Stage Manager - Logan Cracknell


Peter Bailey
Shakura Dickson
Virgilia Griffith
Ryan Rosery
Ordena Stephens-Thompson


Aki Studio Theatre
585 Dundas Street East
Toronto ON
M5A 2B7 Map


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