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
The 2019-2020 Darktown Director’s Project has been cancelled due to COVID-19. For information on what would have been the production please see the Blacktop Sky page.
For information on the Director’s Project program please click here.
Kanika Ambrose – Assistant Director, Actually with Obsidian Theatre and Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company
Samson Brown – Assistant Director, A Million Billion Pieces with Yonge People’s Theatre
Patricia Darbasie – Assistant Director, The Colour Purple with Citadel Theatre
Ghislaine Dote – Assistant Director, Da Kink in My Hair with Arts Club
Daniel Ellis – Playwright/Performer, speaking of sneaking with CARIFESTA XIV
Jay Northcott – Assistant Director, Pass Over with Obsidian Theatre
Cherissa Richards – Assistant Director, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Marcel Stewart – Factory Foreman & Assistant Director, House with Factory Theatre
November 25th, 2019, 7:00pm
Buddies in Bad Times Cabaret, 12 Alexander Street, Toronto
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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