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21 BLACK FUTURES: THE ANTHOLOGY BOOK LAUNCH

Join us and Playwrights Canada Press for 21 Black Futures: The Anthology Book Launch at Soulpepper Theatre on February 29th at 6pm.

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Three sisters

Three sisters, grieving the loss of their father, long to return to their former home in Lagos as conflict encroaches on their provincial village, on the brink of the Biafran Civil War.

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SHANIQUA IN ABSTRACTION

Shaniqua in Abstraction

bahia watson thoughtfully blends razor-sharp humour with a piercing cultural critique in her intrepidly daring one-woman show shaniqua in abstraction

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Seven methods of killing kylie jenner

seven methods of killing kylie jenner explores cultural appropriation, queerness, friendship and the ownership of black bodies online and IRL

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Speaking of Sneaking

Inspired by experiences of growing up queer in Jamaica and finding home in Canada, speaking of sneaking is a multidisciplinary mash-up where the archetypal Jamaican Ginnal and the mythical African Anansi meet.

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21 Black Futures: The Anthology

This award winning series is taking on a new form this fall with the launch of 21 BLACK FUTURES: The Anthology, published by Playwrights Canada Press

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ABOUT OBSIDIAN

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Founded in 2000, Obsidian is Canada’s leading culturally specific theatre company. An award winning organization, Obsidian Theatre has spent over 20 years training, producing and showcasing Black artists across the country.

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2023/24 Season!

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Three Sisters

February 29 - March 24, 2024 Soulpepper Theatre

Three sisters, grieving the loss of their father, long to return to their former home in Lagos as conflict encroaches on their provincial village

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shaniqua in abstraction

April 9 - April 28, 2024 Crow’s Theatre

bahia watson thoughtfully blends razor-sharp humour with a piercing cultural critique in her intrepidly daring one-woman show shaniqua in abstraction

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seven methods of killing kylie jenner

May 12 - May 26, 2024 Crow's Theatre

seven methods of killing kylie jenner explores cultural appropriation, queerness, friendship and the ownership of black bodies online and IRL

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NEWS

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“THREE SISTERS” EXTENDED TO MARCH 24!

February 28, 2024

We are thrilled to start previews of the much-anticipated production of Three Sisters with a star studded cast this Thursday! This week’s schedule is bustling...

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Save the Date!

February 22, 2024

Mark your calendars! We have some incredible ancillary events accompanying our highly anticipated Canadian Premiere of “Three Sisters”!  All upcoming events will be held at...

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21 Black Futures: The Anthology Book Launch

February 8, 2024

Join us and Playwrights Canada Press for 21 Black Futures: The Anthology Book Launch at Soulpepper Theatre on February 29th at 6pm.  The evening will...

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WHAT WE DO

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TRAIN

Young Gifted, and Black is a paid, national training program that supports Black artists in non-performance disciplines.

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DEVELOP

Playwrights Unit is a national intensive play development program that supports Black playwrights through group sessions and individual mentorship.

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Produce

Obsidian produces plays from a world-wide canon focusing primarily on the works of highly acclaimed Black playwrights.

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SUPPORTERS

Obsidian is supported by TD as our season sponsors, and we receive funding from all three levels of government: Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council.  We are fortunate to have received funding from The Slaight Family Foundation to try and kick start the arts sectors after COVID.  The Young Gifted and Black program is supported by Scotiabank, Catapult and The Metcalf Foundation.