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Table for Two

Table for Two is a candid exploration of the digital dating landscape, where swipes, likes, and matches collide with cultural traditions and personal aspirations.

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FLEX

It’s 1997 and the WNBA is changing the game. Every player on Plainnole’s Lady Train High School basketball team dreams of going pro. But first, they must navigate the pressures of being young, Black, and female in rural Arkansas, where a mistake on the court can become a foul in real life.

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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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Our 24/25 Season!

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FLEX

Apr 15 - May 18, 2025 Crow's Theatre - Guloien Theatre

Canadian Premiere It’s 1997 and the WNBA is changing the game. Every player on Plainnole’s Lady Train High School basketball team dreams of going pro....

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Table for Two

February 7 to March 2, 2025 Soulpepper Theatre

World Premiere “Ghanaian parents don’t talk about sex and when they do, it’s not very helpful.”  In the uproarious yet poignant Table for Two, Akosua Amo-Adem...

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seven methods of killing kylie jenner

May 12 - June 2, 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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Canada’s leading Black arts organization, OBSIDIAN THEATRE, announces two major premieres for their 25th Anniversary Season

May 9, 2024

World Premiere of TABLE FOR TWO by Akosua Amo-Adem Canadian Premiere of Candrice Jones’ FLEX Toronto, May 9th, 2024 – As their acclaimed 23.24 season...

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shaniqua in abstraction OPENS TODAY!

April 12, 2024

shaniqua in abstraction opens today at Crow’s Theatre. Congratulations to writer and performer bahia watson, director Sabryn Rock and the entire creative team! An intrepidly daring one-woman...

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Watch the drama unfold with “seven methods of killing kylie jenner”

April 2, 2024

Get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions and drama as seven methods of killing kylie jenner is about to storm Toronto. Queerness, friendship and cultural appropriation...

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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 for the Arts.  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.