Obsidian Theatre Company



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


Rising Tide: Surfacing POC Artists
Presented by TakingITGlobal & Little Black Afro Theatre
Supported by Obsidian Theatre’s Darktown and the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness
Calling all young-in-craft theatre & film artists of colour in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area! TakingITGlobal (TIG) is teaming up with Little Black Afro (LBA) to bring you Rising Tide: Surfacing POC Artists, a night of celebrating the magic that is art created by People of Colour. Rising Tide is an event dedicated to empowering the voices of emerging Canadian POC artists and connecting them with the professional community.

Rising Tide Call For Submissions


Black Ties 2017

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. This year we will be hosting a panel discussion featuring Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black), Vanessa Sears (Shaw Festival Theatre), Leah-Simone Bowen (Toronto Arts Council) and more!


Event Details:

Monday, November 27th

Buddies in Bad Times Cabaret Space

12 Alexander St. Toronto, ON

Doors at 6:00pm

Panel discussion at 7:00pm

FREE ENTRY with rsvp to office@obsidiantheatre.com 




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